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SPOILERS: Legends, Kaliya Sahni 5

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Now that the warning is covered, let’s chat.

I’m writing this on the fly. It’s train of thought sort of stuff. It’s me talking to you, talking to the characters, talking about how much I felt over each story line I had planned through this. You can skip it all and go debate in the comments or you can read it. Either is fine.

I have broken the nagas and they have lost their homeland. I revealed our final enemy. It’s the penultimate book (penultimate: last but one in a series of things; second last.) so it had to be big. It had to be heartbreaking. It had to… do everything to get you into the place for the last book. And now we’re there.

Yes, I murdered a lot of people after finally giving Kaliya some sort of resolution or new relationship with them. It had to be done. I’ll offer my thoughts about each character. Maybe this is a bit of a eulogy to a couple of them, things I’ve wanted to say since I finished the book.

Adhar. You complicated man thrown into a troubling situation with a traumatized girl in your care. A man who had to learn and grow over the years, even as you tried to hold onto everything you believed in. You grew on the page and off it. You spent your lonely hours thinking. About your role, your people, your relationship with Kaliya, and so much more. Then you moved forward. I loved writing you and Kaliya. I am sorry you never got to see Kaliya’s changes through to the end. I know you were ready to see your people evolve after so long. You finally reached that point and I think that’s something to be proud of.

Saranya was one of my favorite women to write of all time. She really was and knowing her fate, I actually felt bad for it. I felt terrible for ending this beautifully strong character right as she walked on the page. Her husband was a piece of shit to Kaliya, no doubt, but there was real love between them. A diplomatic love, but it was there, which only made that story line harder. Her love and devotion to her child is heartbreaking. If you are on my newsletter, you’ll get the chance to know how deep her lover really goes in my end of the month newsletter.

And yeah, I killed one that didn’t get a resolution with Kaliya. I love exploring the depth of people and the complicated issues around them. I couldn’t offer a resolution between Kaliya and Nakul. There’s no resolution to be found. Life is complicated, and people only make it more complicated. As Kaliya said, Nakul was a victim and a villain and one could never cancel out the other. Now it’s time for the gods to work it out. It was honestly cathartic to write this story line to it’s end. Cathartic to say “and that’s all there was” and it doesn’t give me or you or the characters any answers. It just is. This is just a piece of Kaliya’s life and she has to move forward. It’s both a weight on her and a weight lifted.

And I didn’t kill her… but let’s chat about Roshni. Sweet baby girl, I’m sorry.

Kaliya faced hard loss this book, but she’s walking away from this book with objectives. She’s the Queen of the Nagas now and she knows what she has to do next.

Welcome to the endgame, everyone. The next book is the last one.

Chat in the comments. Feel free to theorize about the next book (Destiny). I’ll be around, but I am debating replying or just letting y’all have at it. Let me know if you want a reply and I will, I guess.

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Tammy Hostetler
Tammy Hostetler
17 days ago

Oh this gave me goosebumps, loved the whole story and now thinking how this next one will be

Kristi
Kristi
17 days ago

I was heartbroken, but also excited that Kaliya will be able to raise precious young Roshni so that she can make her own choices about her life’s direction. As strong and fierce as was Saranya, and it hurt so much when she was killed, it would have been so difficult for her to raise Roshni the way she wanted, with Aamir around. Kaliya demonstrated just how much she has grown throughout her series by navigating so many of her challenges in this book through words, not with her sword, as in the past. As tragic as are the events that transpired, I can see how it was necesssary for Kaliya to completely embrace her role as the Demon Serpant and the naga Nagaraja, for them to even have a chance to keep their species alive.

Dawn
Dawn
17 days ago

My emotions still hurt T^T How are you going to introduce a new character and let me get attached and then murder her?? Honestly though I feel for the Nagas, there is a lot happening. Soooooo Garuda fight is going to be epic!

Aaron
Aaron
17 days ago

I started Kaliya’s series recently and happened to luck onto release day for reading Legends. This book reaches such emotional depth with realistic endings that aren’t always tied up in a pretty bow. And a very good story. It was hard to see Adhar and Saranya go, especially with Adhar embracing change.

Kay
Kay
16 days ago

Read it loved it, looking forward to the next!!

Henry
Henry
16 days ago

Another wonderful book. In September I was searching for a new author to read and picked up Jacky Leon 1. Now in the middle of November I have read everything you have in print and enjoyed every one of them. I am a Kindle Unlimited reader, but I have bought all of your books so I can easily reread them and to support you as my current favorite author (I also have pre-orders for all upcoming books).

Like many of your readers I am saddened by the deaths of interesting characters, but I also know each death has a reason. Saranya needed to die so Kaliya could have Roshni and learn about motherhood. Adhar needed to die so Kaliya could become the Queen she was meant to be. I loved both characters and will miss them.

The hardest death for me will always be Sorcha in Royal Pawn. I really loved her and could imagine her in many interesting storyline. (I also think she deserves a series). However, I know you had a good reason for her death and am waiting to see it.

AshliDawn
AshliDawn
11 days ago

Just finished book 5 and I honestly was a loss for words. I left my first ever review on Amazon and absolutely had to come on here and leave another one. 🙃
This whole series has been absolutely amazing and I couldn’t stop reading..even at work. 😁 I love every single book but book 5 is my absolute favorite one(so far lol). I don’t usually read books again so quickly but as soon as I was done, I started reading it again. I have even suggested the series to all of my friends and family.. I can not wait for book 6!! 💚💚💚

Jo l
Jo l
9 days ago

Thanks for the book..really enjoying the series.
Two questions
I’m trying to work out how many Nagas and mates are left but I’m not good with names and struggle. Has anyone worked it out?

Also this bit keeps playing for me. I can read it both ways. That he did and did not know what was going on. Is it possible to get a clearer understanding on how you see it?

Aamir looked at us, and I saw the haunted pain in his face, but he didn’t reach for his wife. There was no anger.
You had no part in it, did you? Oh, Aamir, the decisions we make sometimes come back for us, and they take their payment. Sometimes, the cost is so much more than we bargained for.
Good luck. You’ll need it if you want your family back.

Jo l
Jo l
8 days ago
Reply to  K.N. Banet

Thank you!
That all makes complete sense
The population count really helps my head going into book 6.
I signed up for blog update emails but so far haven’t had any come through. Just fyi. I’ll check back in and see your posts.