The Story So Far:
The Legacy Trilogy

We’re just a few weeks out from the release of Legacy of Steel and I know some of you are thinking ‘I loved Legacy of Ash, but there was a lot going on. How do I get caught up in time? What is the story so far?

First of all, you’ve still (probably) got time to read Legacy of Ash again if you’d like to. Dive back into the world of Aradane and live the highs and lows of the first book. Join Viktor, Josiri, Calenne and the others in their struggles. (The audiobook is particularly good for this, I understand – especially if you’re commuting or otherwise have a lot of listening time to spare).

On the other hand, Legacy of Ash is a big old book, and it’s a bit of an ask to re-read the whole thing, so I’m delighted to present an overview of the story so far.

Legacy of Ash is a vast story, full of interwoven characters and events. It is, therefore, something of a challenge to give a manageable story recap!

To make it all a bit more digestible, I’ve broken down the main narrative and several smaller arcs – each of them named for the characters most involved. You’ll find them all below. If you just want a ‘quick’ refresher on the book, stick to Legacies (Viktor, Josiri & Calenne). For the full recap, check out the others.

Heavy spoilers ahead, obviously. Proceed at your own peril.


Legacy of Steel is available on November 3rd (USA) and November 5th (UK). Legacy of Ash is available now from all good bookstores. Skip the queues by ordering your copies using the links below.

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LEGACY OF ASH (available now)

A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

Ruling families plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives, heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

The Republic faces its darkest hour. Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.

‘A hugely entertaining debut’ John Gwynne

LEGACY OF STEEL (pre-order)

A year has passed since an unlikely alliance saved the Tressian Republic from fire and darkness – at great cost. Thousands perished, and Viktor Akadra – the Republic’s champion – has disappeared.

While the ruling council struggles to mend old wounds, other factions sense opportunity. The insidious Parliament of Crows schemes in the shadows, while to the east the Hadari Emperor gathers his armies. As turmoil spreads across the Republic, its ripples are felt in the realms of the divine.

War is coming… and this time the gods themselves will take sides

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