"I would describe the book as a kind of cyberpunk meets medieval re-constructionist society. Two things you would never have thought to combine! It has a utopia/dystopia juxtaposition that you just have to experience for yourself...Reading this book offers front row seats to watching these two radically different worlds collide in slow motion. I can't wait to see how the series ends."
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Legacy is a character driven visual feast. Jesikah's detailed writing style emulates descriptive ornamental idioms befitting medieval nobility and the days of King Arthur, juxtaposed with cyberpunk, "Blade Runneresque", dystopian and science fiction themes. The brave blend of these motifs had the potential of having an oil and water clunkiness to them, but Jesikah pulled it off brilliantly. Legacy becomes an intense examination of relationships, family, love, loss, conflict, and futuristic societal culture. I was completely immersed and convinced of the rich visual world and the characters living and breathing before me. Well done, what a debut."
“Every time I picked up the book, I felt like I was there with the characters, and when I wasn’t reading, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Legacy really is that gripping! I was impressed with Sundin’s details and the originality of her story. Deception, betrayal, mystery, love, the loss of innocence—this novel has it all. I am looking forward to reading book two!”
“I have never read a book like Legacy before, and that is a shame!...The book blew me away with the two completely different worlds contained within it...Both worlds are richly imagined, the characters are well developed, Ms. Sundin’s descriptions are wonderful, and her writing borders on the poetic. My only complaint about the book is that I will have to wait for book two to see what happens next!”
“Jesikah Sundin is pioneering a whole new genre: near-future medieval fantasy with a cyberpunk twist…Not only was the world-building detailed and believable, but Sundin also makes some interesting commentary/ predictions about where the current state of affairs will take American culture in the next fifty-odd years, something that a lot of near-future writing attempts to do but does not always succeed at. Sundin’s portrayal of the evolution of technology and society are neither far-fetched nor boringly familiar, but just right. My only complaint is that now I have to wait for book two!”
LEGACY (The Biodome Chronicles #1) is proclaimed the Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media winner of:
* 2014 Great Beginnings Cygnus Award (for best in SFF)
* 2014 Cygnus Award (best in SFF) First in Category for Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk
* 2014 Dante Rossetti Award (best in YA lit) First in Category for Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk
* 2014 Dante Rossetti Book of the Year Grand Prize Award for Young Adult Fiction
LEGACY (The Biodome Chronicles #1) was proclaimed:
2014 National Indie Excellence Awards FINALIST for Science Fiction