I am so incredibly excited to share this with you today and to be a part of the The Legacy book blog tour. Grab a seat and a cuppa and enjoy this. It’s a good one. 😉
When I reviewed Rainfall by Melissa Delport I fell completely in love. I love books and reading, anything. But I fell in love with Rainfall. The reason why I am so excited about this? I love The Legacy too! I want to tell you about the book but I also don’t want to give too much away. So it’s going to be really short and sweet BUT Melissa has put together her dream movie cast for The Legacy and is sharing it with us here! First, more about the book….
“World War Three lasted twelve days. Twelve days was all it took for mankind to devastate the planet and almost eradicate the human race. No victor emerged from the ashes and billions lost their lives.
We survivors lived through the bleakest of winters. A primal existence became the new order, and the little that remained of our humanity hung in the balance.
Then one man stood up and changed the world. I believed, as did everyone else, that he was the hero of our time, the man who had saved us from our own demise. His name is Eric Dane and he is the President of the New United States of America.
He is also my husband, and my greatest enemy.
I grew up oblivious to the truth, until my father found me when I was nineteen years old. He told me about the many horrifying facts that our new leader kept hidden from us. And he told me that beyond the borders the Resistance grew and fought for freedom from the oppression that Eric Dane had imposed on us.
My name is Rebecca Davis. I am twenty-six years old, and in me the Resistance has found the ultimate weapon.”
A narrative of good and evil, love and passion, right and wrong – and at the centre of the story a strong woman who is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause she believes in.
The Legacy is an action-packed, adrenalin-inducing thrill ride which will leave you riveted long after you have turned the last page.
The Legacy is book 1 in the series. The Legacy Trilogy. One of the great things for me about an author is when they can jump from one ‘genre’ to another and Melissa does that so brilliantly. This book is so very different from ‘Rainfall” except that it is just as brilliant. I absolutely loved this book and I can’t wait to start on the next one in the series.
The Legacy is intense and had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I found myself on different sides of the good and evil, right and wrong so many times. The characters are so well developed and had me completely wrapped up. I loved how relationships were built and even though Rebecca is a strong and strong willed she is also vulnerable and has internal struggles. Which is also true for other characters. You want to love and hate different characters at different times.
It is always great to have a strong female main character and I think the trend is growing. I didn’t find Rebecca ‘hard’ as one would expect in a strong female set in this time. Speaking of, I really liked the setting. It is not so foreign that I couldn’t imagine every scene, even the science fiction elements flowed and left me glued to every page. Melissa does a great job of not only building the characters but also setting the scene. I could close my eyes at any point and picture the whole scene as if I was there. I read this book in almost one sitting. I started reading it in the bath and then read it in bed. I woke up and had to read again with my coffee. I was even cooking and reading. I loved this book. Shortly before reading The Legacy I finished the Divergent trilogy and even though I loved the books I am giving The Legacy a higher score. It might be because of the adult cast or because it all just flowed and had me engrossed the whole time. Either way, I loved it. (It might even be because of the movie cast 😉 )
Also, just something interesting to share. When I received the schedule for the blog tour I chose today (3 September – perhaps for obvious reasons 😉 ) When I started reading the book…..World War III starts on 3 September 2016. #justsaying 😉
I am trying so hard to not share to much of the book because I really want you to read it yourself. When you do, come back here and check out the movie cast again. I didn’t have Melissa’s dream movie cast when I read the book but now that I have seen them I can say my imagination was pretty spot on. If this doesn’t want to make you read then nothing will 😉
Thank you Melissa, for another great book. I’ll see you in the next one!
Alrighty, Over to Melissa…
Dream movie cast
By Melissa Delport, author of The Legacy
Sadly, authors have very little say in the casting of movie adaptations of their books. In fact, they have very little say over anything to do with the movie version. I think this is a tragedy of epic proportion, given that we created the characters being brought to life on the big screen.
I am struggling to come to terms with this fact, because there are a few cast members in my Dream Movie cast that I really wouldn’t mind meeting. (Are you paying attention, Mr Spielberg?)
When I started writing The Legacy, I had images in my mind that I used to describe my characters. I actually find this the easiest way to remember all the details about them (hair colour, eye colour, etc) because otherwise halfway though I have forgotten.
So, without any further ado, here is my DREAM MOVIE CAST (drum roll, please!):
Rebecca Davis – played by Ashley Greene
Rebecca is the feisty heroine of The Legacy Trilogy. I love writing this character – I love that she’s strong yet vulnerable… and she collects soldiers like other women collect shoes! She is the ultimate weapon, and prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause she believes in.
Aidan Moore – played by Justin Hartley
This fine specimen has long been a firm favourite of mine – ever since he first wore those “toit” green tights as the Green Arrow on the CW series, Smallville. I even sat through the entire first (and thankfully last) season of Emily Owens MD, just to witness this eye candy every Wednesday night. The CW axed the show and my withdrawals began…so imagine my delight when he showed up in the third season of Revenge!!! And he is just SO Aidan…. handsome, clean-cut, wholesome. Yum!
Reed McCoy – played by Chris Hemsworth
Aidan’s nemesis comes in the form of our Sexy Southern Bad Boy, Reed, and who better than Chris Hemsworth to play the role of Rebecca’s equal? He is rugged, handsome, tough, and can pull off Reed’s longer hair. Purists would argue that there are a few tiny points of contention in this casting, but I have addressed each and come up with a solution:
- Reed has green eyes: Nothing some contacts couldn’t fix (and besides, LOOK at that face!)
- Reed has a southern accent, whereas Chris is an Aussie native: Who cares… LOOK at that face!
Eric Dane – played by Ian Somerhalder
In my opinion, every single movie ever made should feature Ian “Smoulder”-halder, or, as I like to call him: “sex on legs”. Eric Dane is a narcissistic, cruel megalomaniac. Ian Somerhalder is a compassionate philanthropist…but I hardly see the problem. Ian is an actor – ie: he can play any role. And I would so love for him to play the part of Eric.
Kwan Lee – played by an attractive 40-year-old Korean actor
Try as I might, I could not think of a single Korean actor off the top of my head. Coming up short, I took to Google with the single-minded determination of a Hollywood casting agent. Sadly, I couldn’t pronounce any of the Korean names, and I still didn’t find my “Kwan”. So I will let you use your imaginations, and picture him as you will.
Morgan Kelly – played by Teresa Palmer
Morgan is the girl we love to hate. She is reckless, stubborn and sassy, and the mother in all of us would like nothing better than to throw her over our lap and give her the hiding of her life for behaving like a petulant child. In casting Teresa Palmer, I’m certain male viewers will want to spank her for a whole other reason!
Michael Kelly – played by Alex Pettyfer
Michael Kelly is Morgan’s cute younger brother. With his boy-next-door looks and mischievous smile, Alex Pettyfer’s got my vote to play the quirky lovable character of Michael.
Now that our cast is all taken care of, there really are only three words left to say:
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!
Isn’t that an epic movie cast? Let me tell you, if this was made into a movie I would be the first one in the line to watch it!
If you want to read the book/s, here is some info:
Amazon.com – HERE
Amazon.co.uk – HERE
Barnes & Noble – HERE
Kobo – HERE
Kalahari.com – HERE
The Legacy is available at most bookshops in South Africa, or you can order it online:
Kalahari.com – HERE
Takealot.com – HERE
Loot.co.za – HERE
If you want to catch up with Melissa Delport or keep up to date with The Legacy (or future books – because there will be many!) here are all the social media links
The Legacy Trilogy Website: www.thelegacytrilogy.com
Publisher’s website: www.traceymcdonaldpublishers.com
If you want to see more about the book blog tour you can follow #TheLegacyBlogTour
More about the author…
Wife and mother of 3, Melissa Delport is the author of The Legacy Trilogy and the stand-alone self-published e.books Rainfall and The Traveler.
She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2000
At the age of twenty-four Melissa started a logistics company (Transmax) from the spare room of her flat and built it up to two fully operational depots in Durban and Johannesburg. Now, 10 years later, she has sold her business in order to write full time.
Melissa lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The Legacy (book 1 of The Legacy Trilogy) and The Legion (book 2) are available now and the final book, The Legend, will be released early 2015.
An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop ‘watching from the sidelines’ and to do what is her passion.
“I was driving home from work when inspiration struck, and a storyline started unravelling in my head. For a few days it was all I could think about and eventually I realised that the only way to get it out of my head, was to put it all down on paper. I started writing, and that was that.”
Thank you so much Melissa, for sharing your dream movie cast here. I am a big fan and I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Thanks for reading,