Review 6. Salem's Legacy by Aaron Galvin

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Author: Aaron Galvin 
Published: September 10th 2015

"History is the story of events, with praise or blame. Rebecca Kelly believes in the latter. After months of traipsing through the wilderness, she and her companions arrive in colonial Boston to bring vengeance against those aiding in the deaths of their loved ones. When Rebecca finds the city a foreign hunting ground littered with spies, fate forces her to align with strangers. Questioning identities, motives, and loyalties, she discovers the plots that began in Salem stretch further than anyone could have imagined…and it will be her actions which determine whether history attributes praise or blame to the true masterminds of Salem’s legacy."


Salem’s Legacy is the brilliant conclusion of Salem’s Trilogy. Rebecca has reached Boston and is ready to deliver her vengeance to all those who hurt her loved ones. 

Once again, Aaron Galvin creates a dark world full of twists where nothing is what it seems. However, this time, the scenery is Boston. I just loved how every book gave an inside look of the people's life in different places - from a puritan and native-American community to the colonial Boston. There was always something new to learn and the history geek inside me couldn’t be happier. 

Rebecca is one of the most courageous characters I have ever met and an excellent protagonist (you keep rooting for her). When in a mission, she never gives up. But sometimes being brave also makes her reckless. Once awhile, I simply wanted to yell at Rebecca and explain to her that she wasn’t in the wilderness anymore. She was in Boston where the witches and Cotton had eyes everywhere. Rebecca wanted to believe that she was in control, but she stepped on a vipers nest, so she could never be in control.

[Spoilers Alert] After two books, I should have known that Andrew would only find redemption in death (something I didn't want to happen). His final scene crushed my heart. He wasn’t properly a hero in Salem’s Fury, but in his way he was always loyal to George and he loved Rebecca with all his heart. He was much more than everyone made him to be. At the end, he showed the kind of person he was - and I'm glad for it.  

Overall, I was only disappointed at how Priest’s son was included in the story. His existence was one of the biggest surprises in Salem’s Fury - I was dying to know more about him. I would have enjoyed seeing how Priest would react to his son – and vice-versa. I now wonder if did he know who is father was? However, one moment he was alive and the next one he was dead (and only after his death it’s revealed that he was Priest’s son).

I recommend this trilogy to everyone who loves a good horror story as well as to everyone who has interest in the Salem Trials. It's a great Halloween reading. And Halloween is just around the corner! ;)    

I received this book from the author Aaron Galvin in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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