Bryn is the best female character I’ve read written by Young so far. Her strength of character is admirable as she navigates this dangerous world with no protection. In fact, her only family seems to be working against her, setting her up to be hurt physically and emotionally at every turn. But she claws back little pieces of herself to become the person she knows herself to be, and in the process, saves someone else trying to do the same thing.
Every character in The Last Legacy is complex and comes with a rich history that we only get a hint of here. It helps to have had a quick introduction to Henrik and Ezra in Namesake. And while Auster is more well known, as he appears in both previous books, his connection to the Roths is just as secretive. There’s a richness to this family that comes through this time that has been missing with characters in Young’s other books. The fact that everyone is saying one thing and doing another, laying traps and spying and plotting futures, adds depth to a fairly simple storyline.