Release Day Blitz & Review:
Transcending the Legacy
(Piercing the Fold #4) by Venessa Kimball
BookCrushin is excited to help spread the word for the final book in the Amazon Best Selling, Paranormal, Sci-Fi Piercing the Fold series, Transcending the Legacy by Venessa Kimball! Below you will find all the series information, links, as well as my book ratings. I have included my spoiler-free series review below, if you haven’t read the series, please be aware that it may include small things from the books 1-3 as well but never any major plot spoilers.
If you haven’t started this cool sci-fi series yet, now is the best time as the final book releases today, May 13th! Also join the Facebook Release Party on May 15th for fun, games & giveaways!
Transcending the Legacy (Piercing the Fold #4) by Venessa Kimball
Category: Young Adult, New Adult, Sci-Fi, Paranormal
Publication: May 13th, 2014; Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing
Continue the international best selling series. Final book in the Piercing the Fold series.
With Jesca’s return from beyond the veil comes the realization that she is part of an ancient and celestial legacy that is much greater than the Sondian and Dobrian rivalry could ever be and the understanding of what has become of our world in the year that she has been gone beyond the veil.
It becomes known that ancient bloodlines and a supernal legacy has linked Jesca, her family, the two men she is torn between, and the team of guardians. With no other guidance but Jesca’s visions of what this legacy holds for them, the guardians are depending on the divining glimpses she is receiving to put them on the path leading to salvation.
As for our world, the population that has survived the galactic intersection, the climatic shift, and the necessary implantations are being invaded, occupied, and destroyed by the very beings Jesca encountered beyond the veil. The beings intent? To possess our world and stop Jesca and the other guardians from fulfilling the legacy that could save the human race and eradicate them.
Once again, Author Venessa Kimball will take you on a spine-tingling and breath-taking roller coaster ride through a reality that has been set askew, a reality that has surfaced the rim of our known existence, a reality that has ascended unworldly obstacles, and now a reality that must be transcended by one for the survival of all. The question is, will the stakes be too high and the loss be to great for Jesca and the guardians?
Get ready for the final book in Jesca’s journey, Transcending the Legacy.
In Book 1, Jesca’s reality was set askew. In Book 2, Jesca and the guardians fought to surface the rim of reality. In Book 3, Jesca ascended the veil of our world to bring back those she loves. In Book 4, Jesca must transcend her legacy to salvage humankind’s existence. The question is, will the stakes be too high and the sacrifice too great?
Amazon Best Selling Paranormal Sci-Fi Series:
In my spoiler-free series overview below, please be aware that it may include small things from books 1-3 in the series, but never any major plot spoilers. I will not include any spoilers for the 4th & final book. This is your fair warning, if you have not read books 1-3 in the series, please avoid.
I like an original story. I like any story that entertains & captivates me. That is exactly what the Piercing the Fold series is – unique, engaging & entertaining. It has everything, adventure, parallel universes, apocalypse, telepathy, aliens, kick ass heroine and romance!
This entire series is action packed and full of spiritual inspiration as well as fringe science. Honestly, I love science. I watch tons of science tv programming like The Cosmos & Fringe. I really enjoy fantasy & paranormal novels and really could be called a geek for most of my numerous obsessions. However, I do believe you do not have to be as into as I am to enjoy and consume this story! Venessa explains everything you would need to know within the context of the book and all while the main characters are learning about most of the happenings on the fly, right along you as the reader.
The series has its ebbs & flows. Book one is very heady, trying to get the world & character development set. But don’t get me wrong totally important, but that just means book 2 is full of action and adventure. Book 3 gets more emotional and the growth of the characters is expansive. There is plenty of action of course, but it’s not as jammed packed as book 4! See, ebb & flow. It totally works as each book has little ups and downs but when you are thinking about the series as a whole you will see the pattern emerge more broadly as well.
Let’s talk characters – Jesca, strong-willed, spirited and full of kick-ass! a female sci-fi fantasy lead – so fantastic! She is the destiny and everyone wants to protect her but she’s the feisty one! She also understands that her actions can change everything and how important her decisions are even though she still flies at the seat of her pants for most decisions!
Xander & Nate – I was a Nate girl for a long time, but book 4 really swayed me into Xander’s camp. He is just so much more mature and understands what Jesca is going through. He truly believes she loves them both but doesn’t want to get too close or attached to either of them, because in this new world…no one is safe. Nate is sweet and I was routing for him but Xander stole my devotion. This love triangle isn’t typical. It doesn’t make me want to punch the girl involved in the face (too harsh?), instead I feel for Jes and her tough time coming to grips with whether her feelings are real or manufactured links to these two gorgeous cousins. Nate and Xander become so close in the final book that it is hard for me to chose, but just like Jesca, sometimes the choice isn’t ours after all.
Ezra is a witty and sympathetic father. He is a perfect balance for Jesca’s hotheadedness, as he is much more calculated and balanced. He is the only one that can truly get through to Jes and Jes respects all of his decisions. He is pure wisdom even though he has been kept in the dark about most of the happenings that is the legacy at hand. The ones ‘in the know’ mostly had good intentions too, and just like everyone else, they are finding out more and more as the events progress. It affirms their theories or helps them understand the mistakes and failures.
There is a bigger cast of characters all whom are important and most are realizing they are even more involved than they may have previously understood. The Guardians have been passing down their knowledge for centuries and have been training their children to prepare for the legacy that they finally bear witness to and work together to try save the world!
The momentum of each book builds and builds with twists, turns and the crazy course of events that eventually all fall into place for the dramatic ending of the series. This entire series was a journey I am so glad I embarked upon. The ending is surprising but ultimately satisfying. Hope you chose to take this journey too!
*I was given an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of book 4 from the author in exchange for my honest review, I am never paid for my reviews.
Author Bio: Venessa Kimball
In 2010, Venessa Kimball was struck by an idea, A story that needed telling. Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa embarked on writing what would become her Young Adult/Adult cross-over debut novel; Piercing the Fold: Book 1, a mature young adult/ adult crossover, paranormal, science fiction series. July 2, 2012, Venessa Kimball independently published the first book in the Piercing the Fold series. Book 2, Surfacing the Rim, released as a self-published novel on March 14, 2013.
In August of 2013, Venessa joined the independent publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. The Piercing the Fold series has been re-published with them. Piercing the Fold: Book 1 was published on September 3, 2013 Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 re-published on September 24, 2013 and Ascending the Veil: Book 3 published for the first time November 2013. The fourth book in the series, Transcending the Legacy: Book 4, will release May 2014 with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing House.
As for the future, Venessa is already filling her Work-In-Progress folder with numerous projects. Two of her future projects are Adult contemporary fiction and Adult Paranormal/ Sci-Fi. They both will reflect her diversity as a writer in other genres. When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children, chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities, catching a movie with her hubby or kids, and staying up way too late reading.