Legacies, book one of the Corean Chronicles, marks another epic fantasy series by bestselling author L. E. Modesitt, Jr. The world of Corns is shared by humans, strange animals, and supernatural creatures. A special few possess magical powers and fewer still are Talented enough to use them. Alusius, born into a successful herderfamily, is raised on a Nightsheep ranch by his mother and grandparents and schooled at home. As a child, he shows very strong Talent, but unless he wants to spend his life in servitude, he must never reveal his Talent to outsiders. When the land is invaded by the slave armies of The Matrial, an immortal ruler in a nearby land, Alusius is captured and enslaved. Alusius must make a decision about revealing his Talent. A ti me of change has come upon Corns, and the evil surrounding The Matrial must end.