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He gave her his soul, but she couldn’t hold it. Ayana has devoted her life training to join the Vanguard, an elite intergalactic military force dedicated to fighting back the Kryptids who nearly destroyed Earth. Only the most powerful psychics are chosen. Yet while her power is unrivaled, she’s unable to perform the most crucial task of soulcatching, even when the Warrior s He gave her his soul, but she couldn’t hold it. Ayana has devoted her life training to join the Vanguard, an elite intergalactic military force dedicated to fighting back the Kryptids who nearly destroyed Earth. Only the most powerful psychics are chosen. Yet while her power is unrivaled, she’s unable to perform the most crucial task of soulcatching, even when the Warrior she’s fantasized over for years freely offers her his soul. Legion is mesmerized by the beauty of Ayana’s aura. The instant his mind touches hers, he recognizes his soulmate. Although she’s Hollow, unable to hold a Warrior’s soul, a strange spark within her could help turn the tide in this bloody war. When a traitor infiltrates their ranks, intent on destroying them from within, Legion is torn between his duty as leader of the Vanguard and the need to protect his mate. Will he lose the woman who owns his soul before they could even start a life together?


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He gave her his soul, but she couldn’t hold it. Ayana has devoted her life training to join the Vanguard, an elite intergalactic military force dedicated to fighting back the Kryptids who nearly destroyed Earth. Only the most powerful psychics are chosen. Yet while her power is unrivaled, she’s unable to perform the most crucial task of soulcatching, even when the Warrior s He gave her his soul, but she couldn’t hold it. Ayana has devoted her life training to join the Vanguard, an elite intergalactic military force dedicated to fighting back the Kryptids who nearly destroyed Earth. Only the most powerful psychics are chosen. Yet while her power is unrivaled, she’s unable to perform the most crucial task of soulcatching, even when the Warrior she’s fantasized over for years freely offers her his soul. Legion is mesmerized by the beauty of Ayana’s aura. The instant his mind touches hers, he recognizes his soulmate. Although she’s Hollow, unable to hold a Warrior’s soul, a strange spark within her could help turn the tide in this bloody war. When a traitor infiltrates their ranks, intent on destroying them from within, Legion is torn between his duty as leader of the Vanguard and the need to protect his mate. Will he lose the woman who owns his soul before they could even start a life together?

30 review for Legion

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Roberts

    Thoroughly enjoyed Legion! Ayana was a wonderful heroine, and loved her first 'meeting' with Legion. This is action packed with so many interesting secondary characters that I can't wait to read more about. Especially Bane. Looking forward to more!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

    Thoroughly enjoyable science fiction romance with aliens, psychics, and enemy bug aliens!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bubbles The Book Pimp

    When Earth came under threat from the Insectoid Kryptid invaders..... The Xian Warriors came to the rescue, together they formed a coalition..to fight back...the Xian force didn't want our soldiers...they needed ESP enhanced humans who would provide aid  alongside them....as part of the  Xian Vanguard.... as technicians, operators and as Soulcatchers.  Ayana has been training for as long as she can remember to be able to join the vanguard, she has the skills but will never make it as a soul catch When Earth came under threat from the Insectoid Kryptid invaders..... The Xian Warriors came to the rescue, together they formed a coalition..to fight back...the Xian force didn't want our soldiers...they needed ESP enhanced humans who would provide aid  alongside them....as part of the  Xian Vanguard.... as technicians, operators and as Soulcatchers.  Ayana has been training for as long as she can remember to be able to join the vanguard, she has the skills but will never make it as a soul catcher, no one of Black or Asian ethnicity has ever been a soul catcher... Called to Ayana's brilliant aura, Legion..the unofficial/official leader of the Xian Vanguard finds himself drawn to her like a moth to the brightest of flames. he recognises her as more than just another recruit, she is his soulmate.  So there was me...excited at the prospect of this collaboration between two brilliant sci fi authors...I didn't know what to expect, I purposely read no blurb... I was prepared to like the story because for me..no one writes sci-fi romance better than Regine Abel...so no pressure.... I was literally gripped from the first Page, The history and back story that was revealed was compelling, the story mind-bendingly original and action packed...I wanted to know more about the genetics and creator of the vanguards, their Shells and the anomaly..but enough about that because I'm straying into #spoilerville... Ayana and Legion had fantastic chemistry. Their interaction and exchanges both funny and touching and filled with heat. Both characters are a wonderful blend of sassiness, longing, confidence and emotion.  I'm hoping there will be a number of books in this series because there are a number of side characters whose ( tormented ) histories/stories I want to know.....HINT HINT AUTHOR PEEPS. 

  4. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    "Nevertheless, she persisted" - and so should the reader Xian Warriors features a nail-bitingly suspenseful plot, a really beautiful - and hot - love story, succinct but marvelously detailed world-building, swoon-worthy genetically engineered males, and a hero whose strength, honesty, and steadfast devotion will melt your heart (and your e-reader). It centers on a Haitian-born Canadian heroine who finally outgrows her self-limiting racially-rooted POV. It seems that psionically gifted Ayana will "Nevertheless, she persisted" - and so should the reader Xian Warriors features a nail-bitingly suspenseful plot, a really beautiful - and hot - love story, succinct but marvelously detailed world-building, swoon-worthy genetically engineered males, and a hero whose strength, honesty, and steadfast devotion will melt your heart (and your e-reader). It centers on a Haitian-born Canadian heroine who finally outgrows her self-limiting racially-rooted POV. It seems that psionically gifted Ayana will not ever become a top-level Vanguard team member because she isn't a Soul-catcher. No black- or brown-skinned women are. Still, her formidable psychic power gives her top scores and she's admitted to the Vanguard training program. While in training, the Xian warriors flock to her powerful aura - none more than Legion, the legendary "face of the Vanguard" who recognizes her as his soul-mate. The trainers and Legion all work to discover what the "void" in Ayana's psyche disguises - a hitherto unseen talent that could be a game-changer in the war against Kryptid conquest. As sensitive to racial issues as Americans are, this book is initially a tough read - i quit after the first chapter because I found the focus on human skin color and ethnicity very painful. But my curiosity, and the otherwise appealing elements of the novel, won out. I read it cover to cover in one sitting, and I'm damned glad I did. This isn't a story where racism limits opportunity. It's a story in which beings of all species, including the hybrids and the genetically engineered, demonstrate the power of open-mindedness, shared challenges met with cooperation and ingenuity, and seeing individuals for who they are. This is the power that defeats racism, species-ism, and genocide. This is our heroine's legacy to her world, and ours.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    Hoo-boy. Legion and Ayana have sparrrrrrks. The type that light up a universe and keep people on their toes. Not that other people are in their relationship or anything, but the two of them make waves just by being and being together makes those waves even bigger. It's GLORIOUS. As the first black woman who qualified for the Vanguard, Ayana already has a lot of expectations to live up to. Having feelings for the Warrior who's the face of the Vanguard AND having those feelings returned complicates Hoo-boy. Legion and Ayana have sparrrrrrks. The type that light up a universe and keep people on their toes. Not that other people are in their relationship or anything, but the two of them make waves just by being and being together makes those waves even bigger. It's GLORIOUS. As the first black woman who qualified for the Vanguard, Ayana already has a lot of expectations to live up to. Having feelings for the Warrior who's the face of the Vanguard AND having those feelings returned complicates an already complicated issue. In the best way, of course. Because Ayana and Legion are definitely meant for one another. Throw in Ayana off-the-charts power and the peculiar spark she carries within her and you have the recipe for great things. I'm seriously loving this world and the dangers the Xian Warriors are fighting to protect it from. It's complex and deadly and hopeful all at the same time. Ayana's abilities give the Warriors more of a chance against their enemies and there are EVENTS waiting to unfold. I can feel them. -Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  6. 4 out of 5

    K. Hankerson

    Sci-Fi Goodness I was so intrigued by this books premise, I stopped reading another book to DEVOUR this one. I love everything Author Juno Wells has a hand in and this collaboration with Author Regine Abel, was no exception. The idea of soul catchers is an intriguing one. This story was set up amazingly well, with such interesting forays into the mind, body and soul connection that is satisfied the inner sci-fi geek in this reader. I was pulled into the soul mate bond between our protagonists and I Sci-Fi Goodness I was so intrigued by this books premise, I stopped reading another book to DEVOUR this one. I love everything Author Juno Wells has a hand in and this collaboration with Author Regine Abel, was no exception. The idea of soul catchers is an intriguing one. This story was set up amazingly well, with such interesting forays into the mind, body and soul connection that is satisfied the inner sci-fi geek in this reader. I was pulled into the soul mate bond between our protagonists and I felt that the romance was pure and unrushed which made for a much more rewarding reading experience. I am excited about continuing this series in the future.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    Regine Abel has shared her magical imaginings with us once again in an all new universe! Legion is a wonderful mix of humor, down to earth practicality (don't mess with a black woman's shower cap no matter how sexy things are getting!), suspense and chemistry that is both tender and compelling. The scifi story line is intriguing and the relationships have a sincerity that is very appealing. As usual, I could hardly bear to put this book down and it haunted me for days after.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Prewett

    Unique Universe Love the uniqueness of the aliens in the series. The Heroine wasn't overpowered and actually had some brains! I loved it when she actually worked things out and didn't jeopardize anything. I loved how she didn't allow jealousy to ruin what she had with Legion. Legion was kinda egotistical in the beginning but he grew on me. A great way to start a new series. Can't wait to read more.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mary S.

    Wow what a story this was just a perfect beginning to Xian Warriors series. Legion and Ayana are just the perfect couple I like the elements in the series. I definitely need to know more of the xians and the hybirds too they seem interesting as well and the soulcatchers they are amazing. I just hope we get to read so many of the characters that we had in this book.It was a great read I definitely enjoy the world build up the species we have here and so many things that the story brought us.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Pamela (Dreamer's Book Blog)

    Ayana is highly psychic, human, and wants to be a part of the Vanguard with the Xian warriors. Legion is the leader of the Xian warriors. The attraction between these two is electric and all consuming. Will their enemies keep them apart? A wonderful sci-fi read! I am looking forward to more books in this series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nmedlin43att.Net

    Legion I really loved this book and can't wait until the next one is out. The plot one was complex by easy to follow. And the character development was excellent, with the clues to the mystery and the characters subtle. It wasn't until I finished the book that I figured out the clues that told me about the ending. I think anyone who likes science fiction and mysteries will love this book. It

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bookwyrm1701

    I loooooooooved this book! Interesting plot? ✅ Sexy Alien looking Alien? ✅✅ Oh how I didn't want this book to end! Ayana has special abilities. Legion is the face of the Vanguard. Together they kick some Kryptid ass! There was so much awesomeness in this book I don't want to spoil it, so just read it. I'm still speechless. A top favorite for me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Gladys

    This is an excellent read and a wonderful start to this series. Legion and Ayana are soulmates and their chemistry burns brighter than a supernova. With a well written, complex, engaging storyline, a interesting cast of secondary characters and a plot that captures and keeps your attention, this book is a fabulous sci-fi/fantasy romance.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Auhmanduh

    Loved it - no spoilers. This is my first book by both authors and as my title stated; I loved it. All of the characters are well rounded. There's a great story line and plot development. There were no hints at the 'who done it' and I found that i wasn't rooting for just one character. I'm excited to see what happens with Legion and Ayana... with Bane, Myriam, Tabitha... I'm looking forward to the second book. Now, I wait.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    I read these stories mainly for the romance, so this caught my eye and then my heart. There's plenty of action and suspense, but I loved the relationship aspect and I enjoyed this one very much. It is a unique concept to me, soulcatching, and I was intrigued. Not disappointed. Well done!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Phillip M Lewallen

    Fantastic! Best romantic Sci-Fi alien warrior book I have ever read. Unimaginable and excellent characters and story line! I've not read anything with such good characterizations ever! I can't give away the story line but this is a must read book. Can't wait for the sequel!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    WOW, a great start to a new alien warrior series. The story line is unique and the characters are exceptionally well developed. Am looking forward to second book -- want to know what happens next with Ayana and Legion as well as the other characters. This is a must read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    sue

    This is a new series about Xian Warriors, soulcatchers and portals and a great love story between Legion and Ayana. I am looking forward to more stories about this world and characters.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Ransier

    Omg yes a new series!!! I absolutely loved this. Amazing writing and great world building. And I want Legion. I can’t wait to read the next one!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Avril Haughey

    Amazing story from Juno and Regine. Enthralling, gripping and beautifully written.

  21. 4 out of 5

    BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen

    Amount of sex 2.5 / 5 How explicit is the sex scenes 2.5 / 5 Story 5 / 5 Overall: 5 / 5 OMG! (Insert fangirl squeal here) I am a huge fan of Regine Abel and her Veredian Cronicles series.  When I saw Legion, I jumped at the chance to read it. I have also heard great things about Juno Wells and been meaning to read her books!  So, Legion was a double score for me! Many other science fiction authors use the same type of plot, and it can get kind of monotonous. That’s why I love these authors, their stor Amount of sex 2.5 / 5 How explicit is the sex scenes 2.5 / 5 Story 5 / 5 Overall: 5 / 5 OMG! (Insert fangirl squeal here) I am a huge fan of Regine Abel and her Veredian Cronicles series.  When I saw Legion, I jumped at the chance to read it. I have also heard great things about Juno Wells and been meaning to read her books!  So, Legion was a double score for me! Many other science fiction authors use the same type of plot, and it can get kind of monotonous. That’s why I love these authors, their stories are steamy with a great storyline.  In Legion, Regine Abel and Juno Wells wrote a unique and well-developed story!  It was one with a strong female character, and they are my favorite kind of stories. Legion and Ayana are wonderful characters, and I could not put my Kindle down!  I was mesmerized by them and the storyline and read this in one sitting! Just fabulous! *Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Copy*

  22. 4 out of 5

    JodyL

    Explosive The story was good but it took me a little bit to understand what was going on. Once I did, I devoured every word as quickly as possible. I am hoping for more books in this world. Many years ago a race of aliens called Kryptids came to earth in order to take over and use the female population as breeders for their army or to hatch their "Swarm" from. Another alien race called the Xian came to Earth's rescue. The Xian were made using the DNA of several species including human in order t Explosive The story was good but it took me a little bit to understand what was going on. Once I did, I devoured every word as quickly as possible. I am hoping for more books in this world. Many years ago a race of aliens called Kryptids came to earth in order to take over and use the female population as breeders for their army or to hatch their "Swarm" from. Another alien race called the Xian came to Earth's rescue. The Xian were made using the DNA of several species including human in order to battle the Kryptids. The people of earth then consumed food that would enhance or develop extra sensory powers in humans. Anaya is one of those people that trained all her life in order to be one of the Vanguard. The Vanguard are the ones who are human or Xian that fight the Kryptids. The human females can be several things including a soul catcher. A soul catcher is a vessel that will hold the soul of a Xian when he is killed and can place it in another body that was a clone of the original. (This body was called a shell, because no one inhabited it until the soul needed it.) Legion is the head of the Vanguard warriors. When he sees Anaya, he knows she is his soulmate. The only problem is the her vessel is hollow and she can't hold a soul within her if it was needed. Together they discover a new power and possibly a new way to fight the enemy.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ronika

    Oh hell yeah! I loved this book! The character building is amazing! There is such challenge in the characters stories and they work together to get to their HEA! It was a wonderful story and a great trip to take. I am so excited to read any new book in this series!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nero Seal

    10 stars of epic awesomeness! One of the rare books when you want to know what happens not only to the main couple, but to all the side characters. The development, the problems, and the relationship were so real, it was very easy to fell into the book and believe in everything what was happening. I absolutely loved the world building and how real everything felt. The writing was extremely beautiful and thought the book touched lots of hard topics, it was easy to read. I loved Ayana and Legion, b 10 stars of epic awesomeness! One of the rare books when you want to know what happens not only to the main couple, but to all the side characters. The development, the problems, and the relationship were so real, it was very easy to fell into the book and believe in everything what was happening. I absolutely loved the world building and how real everything felt. The writing was extremely beautiful and thought the book touched lots of hard topics, it was easy to read. I loved Ayana and Legion, but Bane was my favorite. I hope his story is yet to come.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tiblu

    I LOVED the Concept and the imagination that went into this,but I _didn't_ love the story... A good well crafted story but ..... Well if I can be honest ? I liked it but it felt kinda preachy and heavy handed at times... I’m a woman not a woman of color but a woman.... Now while I don’t know what it’s like to live the life of a woman like Ayana or any woman of color,I do know what it's like to feel limited in my choices and to be made to feel like I'm not good enough...there times it would be nice I LOVED the Concept and the imagination that went into this,but I _didn't_ love the story... A good well crafted story but ..... Well if I can be honest ? I liked it but it felt kinda preachy and heavy handed at times... I’m a woman not a woman of color but a woman.... Now while I don’t know what it’s like to live the life of a woman like Ayana or any woman of color,I do know what it's like to feel limited in my choices and to be made to feel like I'm not good enough...there times it would be nice if I could have said they are just ignorant assholes who make me hate myself because of my skin tone, not making light ( not pun) of anyone else’s plight.. Instead i was taught to hate everything about myself.... and as such I'd have preferred a book that had felt broader and had felt it were speaking to women as a whole and now telling me I would understand what it was like to feel no good enough or second best just because my skin _wasn't_ darker..... And no offense to Ayana ( who btw on the cover looks like she’s maybe Zendaya’s twin right ?) but I’m 20 years older and still trying to deprogram the self loathing inside of me, and while that’s my burden to bear, this is just my way of trying to say right or wrong I wish the h could have been ,could have felt like an every woman’s problem not just a select few.... Every time I thought I was getting lost in the story and starting to feel her struggle,it was like I NEEDED to be reminded she was of color ,and I felt like instead of feeling empowered I felt preached at.... and while I know some things need to be highlighted soo we know and understand,things we might not have previously known or understood, I still feel like the message can be done in a way where any woman can be lifted up no matter what’s been beating her down... I read these kinda books as an escape, where all the issues that are weighing me down normally can’t invade or hurt and in that escape hopefully I can find something to feed my soul my spirit to keep me going and hopefully moving forward another day... In my opinion this is well thought out and imaginative,but still a bit preachy and repetitive at times both with Ayana’s struggles and w/the hybrids .... more subtlety maybe ? Deep sigh.. Don’t know but it felt like one minute I’m getting turned on by the chemistry between Legion and Ayana,next I’m being overwhelmed by you wouldn’t understand what it’s like ...........,then interesting plot,some flirting ,the more you just won’t get it unless your ......... And while I liked Legion and Ayana together, after a while they went w/fun and flirty w/a slight edge to sickeningly sweet ( think Hallmark movie but with plenty of sex) and kinda sappy and while the epilogue was nice after the idea 💡 kept being put out there I gotta be honest I kinda expected a baby announcement,felt weird there wasn’t one ..... also expected maybe Legion to surprise Ayana with maybe a visit from her family ....... seemed a toss up between the two.... I love Ms.Abels “Veredian” series ( sorry if I didn’t spell that right ) but while a good job was done I didn’t have fun... I'm sorry if any of this comes off sounding to harsh I just needed to say how this book made me feel...... Thank you.....

  26. 5 out of 5

    Notes From 'Round the Bend

    **I received this ebook as part of my participation in a release tour sponsored by the author. The gifting of this ebook did not affect my opinion of it.** I’m sad to report that this is the first book by this author that I've struggled to get into. On the one hand, it had the vivid, interesting plot elements and unique worlds I've come to know and love from Ms. Abel. But on the other hand, Ayana was one of her weakest heroines, and I was never able to really understand or connect with her. I’m **I received this ebook as part of my participation in a release tour sponsored by the author. The gifting of this ebook did not affect my opinion of it.** I’m sad to report that this is the first book by this author that I've struggled to get into. On the one hand, it had the vivid, interesting plot elements and unique worlds I've come to know and love from Ms. Abel. But on the other hand, Ayana was one of her weakest heroines, and I was never able to really understand or connect with her. I’m not sure I loved Legion, either. He was too…perfect, but in an almost stereotypical way. Perhaps it was the amount of time/focus spent on making sure the reader was very aware that Ayana was black and how that meant she needed almost everything to be different or maybe it was her somewhat contrasting personality traits. For one reason or another, I never grew to love Ayana the way I have with some of Ms. Abel's other heroines. She flip-flopped from an insecure young woman carrying the weight of the hopes, dreams, and expectations of others on her shoulders and being this sassy, quick-comeback, stand-her-ground warrior. I found the contrast to be a bit off-putting. And as for Legion…he was almost too perfect and made it clear to all that he and Ayana were a foregone conclusion. As a couple, they were fine, just not very inspired or unique—with the exception of Ayana’s spark. Now THAT was interesting! I found the origins of the Xian Warriors to be unique and intriguing, and I’m glad the authors spent the time to cover the background of galactic events. It’s always nice to know where things stand when events are playing out on such a broad stage. Crafting alien species and giving them depth, complexity, and life is something Ms. Abel excels at, and “Legion” was no exception. The Kryptids managed to be gross, creepy-crawly, and sinister at the same time, and their interplay with the species around them was reminiscent of the bugs they were while also being honestly scary. The humans were…well, human, with all the imperfections, vices, etc. we all know that, as a species, we have. As for the plot and pace, the early chapters seemed to progress in lurches and starts interspersed with world-building and almost mundane activities. Some of those less-active sections were long enough that I found myself getting bored. Things did, however, finally get going and once that happened, the overall pace was decent. Editorially, “Legion” was clean, and I didn’t find many typos, if any. The authors seemed to have paid as much attention to the technical details as they did the world-building, and I tip my metaphorical hat to them for it. Bottom line: Definitely not my favorite work by Regine Abel, and certainly not one I'd recommend readers unfamiliar with her should start with. "Legion" was on par with many sci-fi romances I've read, but nothing stellar.

  27. 5 out of 5

    skystring

    Surprisingly good .... I did not think I would like it as much but I did. The problem i had was the racial description of Ayanna. It says she was black and asian with a Haitian mother... It did not mention her father not his culture. Since it did not, I thought it was a pointless topic for the book. It also kept mentioning 'black and brown people's. Let me tell you that a lot of asians have skin as white or pale as a Caucasians- it was stupid to group them in with the black and brown folks. With Surprisingly good .... I did not think I would like it as much but I did. The problem i had was the racial description of Ayanna. It says she was black and asian with a Haitian mother... It did not mention her father not his culture. Since it did not, I thought it was a pointless topic for the book. It also kept mentioning 'black and brown people's. Let me tell you that a lot of asians have skin as white or pale as a Caucasians- it was stupid to group them in with the black and brown folks. With that said, I would recommend the book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Pipkin

    I liked this story. It was different than the other sci-fi books I've been reading lately. It's a pretty fast paced book and time jumps some to make the story flow quicker. Told from dual POV-male and female. I loved getting the story told from both perspectives. I think if you decide to read this book, you will enjoy it. Can't wait to see what the next book holds. I'm thinking each book will follow a different Xian Warrior and their soulmate.

  29. 4 out of 5

    BookPauper

    3.75 A new spin in a genre I love but have to admit is getting predictable. I like the world, I like the aliens. Yay.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Williams

    Extremley well written and the world building is impeccable. The characters are amazing and the storyline is outstanding. I have no doubt that this will be a fantastic hit.

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