Legacy of the Brightwash

Legacy of the Brightwash

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Follow the law and you'll stay safe. But what if the law is wrong?

Tashué's faith in the law is beginning to crack.

Three years ago, he stood by when the Authority condemned Jason to the brutality of the Rift for non-compliance. When Tashué's son refused to register as tainted, the laws had to be upheld. He'd never doubted his job as a Regulation Officer before, but three years of watching your son wither away can break down even the strongest convictions.

Then a dead girl washed up on the bank of the Brightwash, tattooed and mutilated. Where had she come from? Who would tattoo a child? Was it the same person who killed her?

Why was he the only one who cared?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 662 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 37mm | 957g
  • English
  • 1777479207
  • 9781777479206
  • 1,926,984

Review quote

"Krystle Matar's brilliant and cinematic gaslamp fantasy Legacy of the Brightwash is character-driven fantasy at its finest-a masterpiece of relationships, mystery, magic, action, and romance. With its haunting story and its unforgettable characters, Brightwash hits hard in all the very best ways."

-Angela Boord, author of Fortune's Fool

"Legacy of the Brightwash covers everything from aching hearts to high-society soirees, and bullets in the brain - thankfully Matar owns and uses every single tool in the writing shed. Language is used perfectly in any given situation, in more personal moments, the physical scene is defined, but the words are brushed across like watercolour, making it feel soft and organic. Action scenes are direct, bone-sharp affairs that pull you breathlessly on, your pulse ever pounding."

-Bookends & Bagends

"If Stieg Larsson got up from his grave to expand his horizons by writing gaslamp fantasy, broke your heart bit by bit and stomped on the remains, and then left you begging for more, the result would be almost as good as Legacy of the Brightwash."

-Bjørn Larssen, author of Children

"...this book destroyed me in all of the best ways. It broke my heart, moved me to moments of intense anger but also hopefulness, and ultimately delivered one of the best stories I've ever read. If you skip this book you are really doing yourself a considerable disservice. Remarkable doesn't even begin to describe the depth and quality of Krystle Matar's Legacy of the Brightwash."

-Nick Borrelli, Out Of This World SFF Reviews

"There were so many emotions and feelings I experienced when I read this, I moved between joy, laughter, amazement, I cried in places... It's a wonderful blend of a book, another fantastic example of self published fantasy and one of the best books that I have read this year."

-Peter, The Swordsmith

"Krystle Matar has written something truly magical, a tour de force of character building which makes me yearn to be in her world..."

-Justin Gross, FanFiAddict.com

"...an excellent start to a richly detailed world."

-Ryan Howse, Grimdark Magazine
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Rating details

202 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 54% (109)
4 35% (70)
3 10% (20)
2 0% (1)
1 1% (2)
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