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Sweet Legacy: 03/08/19

Sweet Legacy

Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs is the conclusion of the Medusa Girls trilogy. The recently reunited triplets are traveling into the underworld to rescue aunts jailed under Mt. Olympus. In their party is adopted sibling Thane who appears to be a traitor. Can anyone be trusted?


The placement of the three books on the Road Narrative Spectrum.

After the build up at the conclusion of Sweet Shadows, I expected the final volume to primarily be in Tartarus or a grand tour of the Greek mythos. It wasn't. Instead, the sisters harnessed their sibling magic (CC) effectively.

As the trip to utopia was but a brief rest stop in this novel, I'm not counting it as the destination in terms of the novel's placement in the road narrative spectrum. Instead, their collective goal is a return to normalcy, aka home (66).

The route, though, that they take, through the underworld is very similar in path (as well as its Bay Area origin) to the route Dorothy, Zeb, Jim, and the Wizard take to Oz, in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, after falling into the earth via an aftershock of the 1906 quake. The difference, though, is that they don't have Ozma watching at the other end to bail them out. That means their journey is potentially dangerous and full of unknowns. The addition of danger turns the labyrinth into the maze (CC).

Three stars

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