This story begins just after the ending to Legend. June and Day are together as traveling companions, (maybe a bit more), and wanted criminals. Like it or not, they accept a dangerous and distasteful mission in exchange for desperately needed help.
Having overcome so much in Legend, the pair,.. so alike yet so different… seem to want the same things, and they do what is best to that end. June and Day, each a Prodigy in their own way, find themselves at the heart of a solution to an age-old problem.
Lu delivers a story that is both fantasy and illusion while painting her two would-be heroes in shades of great strength and great vulnerability. She also continues the tension found when two characters strive to overcome the ‘star crossed lovers’ feeling.
Lu begins to incorporate elements of science fiction into this book. It stands to reason since this series is set so far into the future, but takes the story in a completely different and unexpected direction. I rather liked the gritty, raw feel of Legend.