THE LEGACY by Gemma Malley

THE LEGACY

From the "Declaration Trilogy" series, volume 3
Age Range: 11 - 13

KIRKUS REVIEW

This conclusion to the trilogy that began with Declaration (2007) carries two simple lessons: “Richard Pincent was the most evil man in the whole world” and “a world full of old people completely sucked.” The immortality drug Longevity might no longer be working. Though the dastardly Richard Pincent, owner of Longevity, spreads wild tales about Underground terrorists poisoning the Longevity supply, teenage revolutionaries (and Richard’s grandsons) Peter and Jude know it’s not true. But certainly something is killing Legal people, despite the drug that should be keeping them safe in their placid, middle-class boredom. Perhaps they rely too much on wicked medicine and not enough on Nature’s own beautiful circle of life? Peter and Jude frantically attempt to prove their heroism, but events are far beyond their control. Ironically, it’s not the young heroes but the generation of those who “outstay their welcome” who will bring about the new Eden: a nearly depopulated, post-pandemic, technophobic farming world. Any subtlety the earlier books may have enjoyed is lost in what is now a straightforward thriller. (Science fiction. 11-13)

Pub Date: Jan. 4th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-59990-567-9
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2010




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