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Legacy Poll

Ok, Legacy readers! As we get to the end of the series, working on The Inheritors, I'm very curious. Which is your favorite book in the Stargate Atlantis Legacy series?

Which is your favorite Legacy book?

Homecoming
5(17.9%)
The Lost
6(21.4%)
Allegiance
0(0.0%)
The Furies
3(10.7%)
Secrets
14(50.0%)


Why do you like that one best?

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jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! It is the book where things start to come together -- not resolved, but hopefully the shape of the resolution is becoming clear.
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jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:46 am (UTC)
I love Radek and the sea creature! That is absolutely one of my favorite scenes. And I'm very proud of the First Mothers sequence -- thank you!
raduancairinel
Sep. 9th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
Mission impossible!
I really can't vote for one book or another, since to me the entire series is one big book that just happens to become available in smaller parts. Besides, I have various favorite bits in all the books I have read so far. Unofficially, I vote "Legacy as a whole". :)
jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:47 am (UTC)
Re: Mission impossible!
That's true -- it's one long book and it was plotted as one long book, one 600,000 word story that is divided into pieces for publication. Which is definitely an interesting way to write it, but I think it holds together.
kaviiq
Sep. 9th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
I was really, really torn between The Furies and Secrets. The Furies really seems to be the climax of the series, where characters have to make a decision to trust each other. Rodney has to trust Ember; John and Woolsey have to trust each other; Ember, Teyla, and Jennifer all have to trust Todd; and Teyla has to trust herself. And all of them are tense about it, which makes it feel real.

Secrets is where they follow through with that initial trust, and it's rewarding to read about those bonds of trust growing tighter. Around the last quarter of the book, it feels not only like Atlantis has a trustworthy ally, but that they won't have to turn around and systematically destroy their alliance. It's no longer "survival of the strongest", but rather "we can work this out together." After reading this fleshed-out Wraith society that you, Melissa, and Amy have written, "we can work this out together" is by far the best way that the series could end.
jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
You're right -- The Furies is where they have to build the bridges and make some essential decisions, about halfway through the series.

Yes! That's one of the big points, one of the things we wanted to say. There aren't two options, extinction or no contact. That's a false choice. But working things out together is much harder and means that everyone has to change. Being unwilling to change or compromise is what creates the binary false choice.
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mkatlantis_13
Sep. 9th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm caught in a bit of a tie, actually, between Homecoming and Secrets. Homecoming, might ...juuuust... edge out the Secrets because when I saw it on the shelves in my local bookstore and discovered it wasn't just another stand alone Atlantis book where everything gets reset at the end, but in fact was a continuation of the story, I was ecstatic. But with Secrets, I love the backstory of the Wraith, the flashbacks and what I believe to be the final tragedy surrounding one brilliant scientist (we'll see if I'm right). And aside from my own family and friends here on Earth, I'd really like to join Mel Hocken on Sateda when she retires there to become a flying instructor!
paraoptomistic
Sep. 9th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am also tied between Homecoming and Secrets. I just finished re-reading Secrets and have gone back to start with Homecoming and read all the way through. It is very cool the way things all tie together!
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silverbullet27
Sep. 9th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
Secrets is it, because this novel got the perfect timing of the plot. It's thrilling, exciting, breathtaking and has so much Wraith scenes *sigh*

I think, this book's the best from the series - so far! ;)
jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 10:49 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it! Secrets is rather harrowing! :)
pegasus_jay
Sep. 9th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
It is very hard to choose, but has to be Homecoming, the one where it all began and got me addicted to the legacy series. Cant believe we only have one left to go, but I am sure I will love it as much as the rest.
jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
Homecoming! That was the most difficult one to write, I thought, because we had so much in the air at the end of the season and so much heavy lifting to do to make the return to Pegasus plausible. I'm glad it worked for you.
nacinom
Sep. 9th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
I picked one book because that's how the poll was designed but actually I have more than one favorite in this fantastic series (my real top picks are: The Lost, The Furies, and Secrets). I picked The Lost because of the beautiful way it unfolded John and Teyla's relationship from friends to lovers. John's flashbacks, Teyla's thoughts, their dialogue, everything flowed so smoothly and was so revealing. I could say similar things about the other two favorites I listed and the other two books in the series are not that far behind. You should see how many pages I have dog-eared in my paperback copy of The Lost and bookmarked in my Kindle copies of The Furies and Secrets!

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jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you loved The Lost! It's really John's turning point. He's the marked man, but now he doesn't want to be. He wants to live. He sees ahead a life he wants, and that's in the conversation in The Lost. "It may be that you will die in space, or aboard a hive ship, but you will not die alone on Earth. All the roads that led to that turning are past."
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amycat8733
Sep. 10th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
The Lost
My favorite is The Lost followed by Homecoming. I chose The Lost because I liked seeing John bare his soul to Teyla and her fierce defense of him. I have a lot of bookmarks in my Kindle copy of this.
Homecoming came in second because I like o'Neill's endrun to get Atlantis off Earth. I also enjoyed the John/Teyla/Torren interaction in this one.
Allegiance would be third for the attempted retrieval of Rodney, but they are all good.
I am anxiously awaiting Inheritors.
jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Re: The Lost
I'm so glad you like them! The scenes with John and Teyla, especially the desert one, were real turning points for both of them, though I think John makes his turn in The Lost and Teyla in The Furies. There's the distinct moment of John's turning point -- when Avenger wakes for him. He, like the ship, is coming alive. From that moment on, his is an upward journey.
kickstand75
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
Went with Homecoming.....It was really hard to choose. :) But for me, it was like a homecoming seeing some of my favorite TV characters back in action again.
jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh good! That's what we wanted it to feel like -- like all our friends rediscovered.
elffreaky
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
All of them? The story so far is so interconnected it is hard to choose one.
jo_graham
Sep. 10th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
*g* It is hard. It was all conceived as one piece.
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jo_graham
Sep. 17th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yes! That's a foreshadowing! :)

No, the worshippers aren't experiments. They're people with chronic illnesses or problems who are hoping to be healed by the Wraith for their service. Most never are, and those who are suffer for a long time before their reward. This is the opposite of Alabaster's people, and the contrast is there to show the bad side of this.
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brigona
Sep. 18th, 2012 08:44 am (UTC)
The series is getting better all the time, the deeper you dive into the mystery. It´s hard to choose between the books because all are necessary, though I find the two last ones the best.
jo_graham
Sep. 18th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you think it's getting better all the time. We loved doing Secrets so much.
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