Star of Sakova: Book Two of
Forgotten Legacy by Richard S. Tuttle
Tuttle is to be doubly congratulated for Book Two of the Forgotten
Legacy series. Star of Sakova is masterfully engineered,
correlating his heroine's country's history to that of his hero's in
Book One. The many characters are well fleshed and conflicts are
abundant and aptly resolved to great satisfaction. I very highly
recommend Star of Sakova: Book Two of Forgotten Legacy as a must
read, especially as the follow-up to Book One of the fantasy series. Readers will not be disappointed!
Synopsis: (May reveal
much of the plot)
Raiders attack The Omunga
Academy of Magic, killing guards, students and instructors, and
kidnap the owner, mage master Malafar. His young daughter, Lyra, and
two friends, Syman and Antello, hide beneath the moat's drawbridge
and escape being captured or murdered. After the attack, Lyra finds
her dying mother, Rhodella, who tells her to go to Temiker,
Malafar's brother and Master of a magic academy in Alamar. Once at
her uncle's, she is to seek RavenWing. Not knowing RavenWing, but to
honor her mother's request, Lyra and her two companions begin the
long and dangerous journey to Alamar. The trip is made more
dangerous once they learn Lyra is blamed for the deaths and
destruction at the academy.
To avoid the Imperial
Guard and unknown assassins, the three youths trek through forbidden
Sakova -- a jungle supposedly filled with evil spirits and
cannibalistic Sakova people . . . a jungle where those who enter are
never seen again. But facing Sakovans on ten-foot wingless,
meat-eating warbirds (chokas) is not as thwarting as finding out
that she, Lyra, is the prophesied leader (Star) of Sakova.
Alazar, First Minister
of Omunga, conspires to use Lyra's father, Malafar, to assassinate
the Omunga ruler, and then take his place as the "Katana".
Once in that position, Alazar plans on extinguishing the Sakovans
and conquering and ruling Lord Marak's growing empire in Khadora.
But Alazar is not aware of Lyra's unheard of mage powers or her
growing love for Sakova and its people. The shrewd minister does not
realize the risks he takes by framing Sakovans for Omunga murders
and devastation, or by confronting the much-loved Star of Sakova.