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What if you found out your deadbeat father is a superhero? Would you leave your small-town life to take up the mantle of a father you never knew? For eighteen-year-old Lucas, the choice is an easy one: he's not going to leave behind his mother and his comfortable, if dead-end, life as a high school dropout and auto mechanic for a father who's never been part of his life.

But his father -- known officially as billionaire Clayton Hartwell and secretly as vigilante superhero the Raptor -- tells Lucas that he is dying, evil is growing, and the world needs Lucas to become the new Raptor. When Lucas's trailer park is attacked one night by mysterious warriors and his mother is killed, he realizes that his father is right: someone has to fight for the forces of good in a dying world.

Once he moves into his father's mansion in Seraph City -- a fallen angel of a once-pristine metropolis, now given over to crime and rot -- Lucas is stunned by the corruption. But after observing his father's "heroic" behavior up close, Lucas is left wondering about the line between good and evil. Is good only a matter of perspective?

Hardcover edition
October 13th, 2009
ISBN-10: 0-385-73714-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-73714-2
224 pages in length
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Paperback edition
September 27th, 2011
ISBN-10: 0375846069
ISBN-13: 978-0375846069
224 pages in length
Published by Bluefire

Also available as an e-book
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-89387-2


Legacy by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Legacy by Thomas E. Sniegoski



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