Review – Legend by M.R. Leahy – The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection

Title: Legend
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: M.R. Leahy
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: February 6, 2020
My Review:

LegendLegend by M.R. Leahy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love reading collections like these, where many authors come together with a general theme but I get full length novels or novellas that showcase their strengths, cause I get to find new authors that I can’t wait to dig deeper into. For example, M.R. Leahy! I’ve not read her before, but after Legend you can bet good money on me hitting up her backlist!

This retelling of Tarzan sucked me from the very first page, and the way the story is told was AMAZING! I loved the “storytelling” aspect, sticking with the fairytale theme. You feel like it’s being told to you before being transported into the “legend” of Karzan and Janey.

In general I am a sucker for a dominating alpha, and Karzan completely hit all the checkmarks in my head. The beast inside making him crazy for his mate, an all encompassing need and desire, and the loincloth… *PHEW* HOT! Now add in Janey, the way she whole heartedly sticks to her beliefs in the legend, I think, makes it more enjoyable for me. She allows herself to get swept up in the journey and all the bumps that come with it, so that when she is finally with her mate… she can become entirely consumed by their connection.

My only sadness with reading this, is I wish there had been more. More of the plot, more of the story, more of all of it. By the time I was fully immersed within the tale, it was over! So it is on the shorter side. Don’t let that deter you! If you are looking for a yummy read to squeeze in over lunch or maybe with a glass of wine in the tub… THIS IS FOR YOU! I look forward to reading more from M.R. Leahy.

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Far, far away, hidden on Insula Sacra—Island of the Accursed— lives a forgotten world of man and beast.


Damned by the Gods, and forced to live in everlasting darkness, they continue to fight a war that has long since been buried in time.
With each rise and fall of the cursed moon, they are reminded of all they’ve lost.
Desperate for freedom, they await the night the one true king will rise to power and free them from the curse.
The King, however, cannot rise without his Queen—both blessed with the mark of the Gods, they must end the war to save them all.
Or so the legend says…

“They abandoned us, cursed us. An endless war, a dying race…the prophecy states that once united, the chosen one, bearing the mark of the gods, will bring forth the one true king.” Balling my hand into a fist, I turn and face the great room. “I will be that King. No matter what it takes, no matter how many people must burn to make it so, we will rise again and this time, not even the Gods will be able to stop us.”



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