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Legacy of Light

Legacy of Light is a YA fantasy novel by Sarah Raughley​.

Sarah Raughley​

After Saul's strike on Oslo — one seemingly led by Maia herself — the Effigies' reputation is in shambles. Now they're being hunted by nations across the globe, grouped in with the very terrorists they've been trying to stop.

With Maia's resurrected twin, June, carrying out vicious attacks across the world, everyone believes Maia is a killer. Belle has gone rogue, Chae Rin and Lake have disappeared, and the Sect is being dismantled and replaced by a terrifying new world order helmed by Blackwell. As for Saul, his ultimate plan still remains a mystery.

And Maia? No one has seen or heard from her in weeks.

It's all somehow connected — Saul, Phantoms, the Effigies, everything. But if the Effigies can't put the pieces together soon, there may not be much left of the world they've fought so desperately to save. (From Simon Pulse)

Sarah Raughley on writing a successful fantasy series

"I've learned that you don't have to come up with an idea that's 100 per cent original. It's all about what you bring to the concept. The Effigies series leans on pop culture elements but my story is its own thing, based on my own worldview and perspective.

It's about effectivelly communicating ideas in a way that makes sense to people.- Sarah Raughley

"I have to communicate to people why this character is who she is, and why she makes certain decisions. There's a systematic process involved that develops in writing pages. It's about effectivelly communicating ideas in a way that makes sense to people. That's really important." 

Read more in Sarah Raughley's interview with CBC Books.

Interviews

Sarah Raughley on the last instalment of her Effigies series called Legacy of Light. 3:23