The Man of Legends by Kenneth C. Johnson

Man of legends

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3/5 Lifetimes


What is it about?

Over 2,000 years ago, Will was cursed to wander the planet and live forever. He has spent that time trying to redeem himself for the crime he committed. Now it is the turning of the millennium and he hopes for an end to his curse…

Was it good?

It was interesting. I liked the story, and found Will to be a very likable character. I found myself rooting for him. I wish the story had been told exclusively from his perspective, but it was told from a number of people’s point of view. A few of these were distinctive in dialect, but mostly they all sounded the same in my head.

Also, I was disappointed by all the build up to reveal Will’s crime which seemed insignificant to me considering everything else that happened that day…

I think the Author did a good job weaving in Will’s many memories with the current events of the story. I found many of these memories fascinating as they involved a lot of important historical figures.

There were some fantastical elements, and a lot of religious elements as well (one of the characters is a priest), and a lot of historical fiction.

Book Club

I think this book would be fun to talk about with a book club or friend.

What a shame my 4 year old can’t read… not that this book is appropriate for 4 year olds, because it’s definitely not.  All my mom-friends “like to read” but are “too busy to read” as if there ever was such a thing.  I need a book club whose meetings are also play-dates because these kids follow me everywhere.

Are you a member of a book club? What do you like about it, and how did you find out about it?

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