Young Adult Dystopian
The Legacy Series
- KIRKUS REVIEW
San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite and mysterious government-appointed military police force, are maintaining order at all costs—thanks to emotion-altering drugs like Emovere that suppress fear and anxiety. Lex Knightley, daughter of a prominent forensic psychiatrist, risks entering the devastated city to partner with the Resistance, a group of rebels intent upon exposing the dangers of Emovere. Lex discovers an ally in Quin McAllister, a magnetic Guardian Force recruit with a haunting past that binds them together. As she uncovers the secrets of the Guardian Force and confronts the truth about her family, Lex begins to realize that even those closest to her are not quite who they seem.
Legacy has received several awards including:
- Gold in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction E-book category
- Gold in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards, teenage category
- Honorable Mention in the 2014 Southern California Book Festival, General Fiction category
- Notable Book in the 2014 Shelf Unbound competition, Epic Saga category
- Runner-Up in the 2014 Florida Book Festival, Young Adult category
- Honorable Mention in the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival, Young Adult category
"...Kane makes her story stand out...in the deft way she deals with heavy themes related to child abuse, PTSD and the fear that people cannot ever truly leave the demons of their past behind...A dark, emotional story about rebellion, closely in the tradition of the Divergent and Legend trilogies." ~Kirkus Review
- KIRKUS REVIEW
Over a year has passed since Lex Knightley journeyed alone into desolate San Francisco. The Guardian Force is disbanded, emotion-altering drugs banned, and citizens allowed to return to the seemingly resurrected city. For Lex, life is almost normal, but normal is precarious. Normal has a way of falling apart.
One rainy night changes everything. Out on parole, Quin McAllister's father is arrested for the brutal murder of his new wife. As the Resistance resurges, claiming a conspiracy, Lex doesn't know what --or who-- to believe. When old enemies resurface in new disguises and trusted friends start keeping secrets, normal splits right down the middle, leaving Lex and Quin on opposite sides.
Prophecy- the second novel of Ellery Kane's Legacy trilogy- continues the story of Lex and Quin, testing the strength of friendship, forgiveness, and love.
"[Kane's] characters feel like well-rounded humans, right down to their all-too-real flaws and self-sabotaging emotional impulses. Her vision of an alternate San Francisco will appeal to fans of Philip K. Dick, while Lex and Quin's love story will recall Tris and Four's in Divergent...A solid second installment in a dystopian drama that hinges on human emotion." ~Kirkus Review
- KIRKUS REVIEW
Lex Knightley is keeping count. It’s been seventy-five days since Quin left for Los Angeles. Seventy-five days without one word from him. Sixty-one since she made a deal with a devil. A deal she already regrets. And exactly thirty-nine days since Onyx—the deadliest emotion-altering medication yet—hit the streets, leaving an escalating body count in its wake.
With Zenigenic promising a new drug—an anti-Onyx to make the world a little kinder and a lot more compliant—it seems Xander Steele will stop at nothing to satisfy his desire for power and control. Quin’s dramatic return brings more questions than answers. Lex suddenly finds herself right in the middle of it all . . . on a run for her life.
It’s a race against the clock to uncover Steele’s diabolical plan as the fate of San Francisco hangs in the balance. Can Lex finally fulfill her mother’s ambition to expose Zenigenic—or is it already too late?
Caution: Emotion-altering medications are in the air. Find a mask. Hold your breath. Get ready for Revelation, the page-turning conclusion to the Legacy trilogy.
"…Readers will likely find that [Kane's] vividly detailed world and complex characters have lingered…The book’s frenetic climax, set at the iconic Bay Bridge, will leave readers breathless and wanting more from Kane and her fictional world." ~Kirkus Review
Since I stopped taking Emovere, it’s the same dream every night. But it’s not just a dream. It’s also a memory. I’m six years old again, and everything is red. His voice is razor wire. Hers is a bleating lamb. Together, they make the music of my own private hell.
AWOL is the prequel novella to the page-turning Legacy trilogy told from the perspective of Quin McAllister. Long before Lex Knightley crosses the Golden Gate Bridge into a deserted San Francisco, Quin makes a run for it, leaving the Guardian Force, General Ryker, and an army of medicated super soldiers behind him. But if there’s one thing Quin knows, it’s that you can’t outrun the past. And his past—foster kid, screw-up, delinquent, hopeless case, soldier, wanted man—is coming for him.
AWOL includes thirteen scenes which offer a glimpse into the heart of an anti-hero and sets the stage for the epic adventure that is the Legacy trilogy.
EXCLUSIVE TO THE LEGACY SERIES BOXED SET!
- KIRKUS REVIEW
Available together for the first time—all four books in the award-winning Legacy Series. Perfect for established fans who want to own the entire Legacy collection or readers new to the series. This e-book bundle contains Legacy, Prophecy, and Revelation, and AWOL, the never-before-released prequel to the series.
Imagine a world where your emotions are entirely within your control. How do you want to feel today? Want to be fearless? Bold? Exhilarated? Blissfully happy? In 2041, the choice is yours. Changing your emotions is as easy as popping a pill. But, choose wisely. A quick fix always comes at a price.
Eighteen-year-old Lex Knightley ventures alone into deserted San Francisco not at all prepared for what or who she will find. A magnetic soldier with a haunting past and his loyal pup; a cold-blooded conman; a general with a heart of stone; a spiky-haired jokester; and a medicated army of super soldiers incapable of fear. As she uncovers the city’s secrets, Lex begins to realize no one can be trusted, not even those closest to her. The mysteries of this emotionally-engineered world begin to multiply, sending Lex on a race for her life. Can she unravel the clues before it’s too late?
Embark on a stirring, edge-of-your-seat adventure with the Legacy Series.
Legacy Series Playlist
Devils & Dust by Bruce Springsteen
Shots by Imagine Dragons
Song for Someone by U2
Spirits by The Strumbellas
Legacy (Radio Edit) by Nicky Romero & Krewella
Paint It, Black by Ciara
Love Don't Die Easy by Charlie Worsham
Battle Scars by Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian
Stand By You by Rachel Platten
This Love by Taylor Swift
This Love by Ryan Adams
Better Place by Rachel Platten
"...Kane makes her story stand out...in the deft way she deals with heavy themes related to child abuse, PTSD and the fear that people cannot ever truly leave the demons of their past behind...A dark, emotional story about rebellion, closely in the tradition of the Divergent and Legend trilogies." ~Kirkus Review for Legacy
"[Kane's] characters feel like well-rounded humans, right down to their all-too-real flaws and self-sabotaging emotional impulses. Her vision of an alternate San Francisco will appeal to fans of Philip K. Dick, while Lex and Quin's love story will recall Tris and Four's in Divergent...A solid second installment in a dystopian drama that hinges on human emotion." ~Kirkus Review for Prophecy
"…Readers will likely find that [Kane's] vividly detailed world and complex characters have lingered…The book’s frenetic climax, set at the iconic Bay Bridge, will leave readers breathless and wanting more from Kane and her fictional world." ~Kirkus Review for Revelation