Synopsis: Kadar was born into one of the lowest castes in his society—the laborers. That is, until a series of unfortunate events trapped him in the only life worse, that of an indentured servant.
Literally collared by the powerful hyena clan that holds his contract, Kadar now finds himself facing a dangerous decision.
Live as a slave, or fight for freedom.
Joined by a hyena held captive by his own kind, a guard with a grudge against the very people he works for, and an indomitable cheetah, Kadar faces an uncertain future in a land where centuries of dependence on slavery and warfare make real freedom of any kind, for any caste, a dream that might be worth dying for.
From the world of “Red Lantern”
Written and illustrated by Rukis
Published by FurPlanet Productions
As soon as I saw that Rukis had published yet another book, I knew I just had to have it, convinced that I would thoroughly enjoy it again. The world of “Red Lantern” has managed to captivate me ever since the graphic novel, and my enjoyment grows stronger with every book or series set in this world.
Legacy: Dawn features strong characters with interesting backgrounds that are sure to capture your heart in one way or another. The main character, Kadar, is a jackal that I absolutely loved to follow through the story. I did not always agree with the choices he made or the way he behaved, but everything he does fits in perfectly with his personality. This character grows a lot the more the story progresses. The same goes for Ahsan, the other main character. If there’s anything Rukis excels at, it would be character development. Few writers of furry literature manage to do the same at this level.
While the story is relatively simple, it is a very effective one. It also leaves a lot of space for Kadar’s “flashbacks” as well as other characters’ stories, making the setting feel complete instead of like a speed run of a video game. There were many moments that were so incredibly satisfying in this book, that I probably won’t forget about them for a long time.
Legacy: Dusk is already out, and while I am very eager to get it, I am still waiting for it to be published as a hardcover book. I guess I’ll just have to be patient.
I would recommend Legacy: Dawn and any of her other books, for she is a phenomenal writer deserving of all the recognition and attention for her books she could possibly get.