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Legacy -- which one is your favorite?

So, Stargate readers -- now that all of the Legacy series are out, which one is your favorite?

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hiveshipmist
Mar. 4th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the the later books, especially the last book, due to both suspense and greater understanding and resulting compassion among all the inheritors.
jo_graham
Mar. 4th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
I'm really torn myself about which is my favorite. The Furies was the hardest. And I think the piece which I am proudest of is Osprey's Tale in Secrets.
hiveshipmist
Mar. 4th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
It's hard to pick when all 6 are all part of the same story. Osprey's Tale was well-written and allowed us to see what it was like in her shoes. The story would not have been the same without her.
jo_graham
Mar. 4th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
I think it had to be. And it was logical. That was really the only way to make sense of the origins of the Wraith and the business with the Replicators.
kickstand75
Mar. 4th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
you know, I'm gonna go with the first one. Homecoming. I was just so dang happy to see Atlantis again in ANY form. Literally, I squee'd like the best of fan-girls anywhere - my husband could tell you, it wasn't a pretty moment in my history! ;)
jo_graham
Mar. 4th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Homecoming was a lot of fun to write, though it was hard in some ways because there were so many pieces left by Enemy at the Gate that had to be picked up and put in order. It was really challengin!
mysra
Mar. 4th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
I too have to go with Homecoming. First you continued yay and then you started with getting John and Teyla together, double yay! and so loved to see Da John. A dream come true.
jo_graham
Mar. 4th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! It was interesting, officially ending her relationship with Kanaan. I was very pleased we could do that and make sense of that entire plotline. (BTW I always enjoy your contributions on Beya.)
mysra
Mar. 5th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
I'm very honored, thank you.
geonncannon
Mar. 5th, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh, boy. I have to steal the answer of Homecoming. I like the series as a whole, so breaking them up is enormously difficult. But Homecoming was just... there were so many ways this series could have gone wrong even with you three at the helm. The show ended in a bad place for me, where I wasn't sure I'd bother tuning in to a sixth season even if there was one. So I was wary. But the whole scheme of how Jack and Co. helped get Atlantis back in the right hands was so beautifully done that I instantly calmed down and realized I was going to like the journey. :D

ETA: I really ought to use one of my few Atlantis icons ;D

Edited at 2013-03-05 01:08 am (UTC)
jo_graham
Mar. 5th, 2013 01:01 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that worked! Homecoming was hard for all those reasons -- and making it possible for them to go back in a way that made sense was really difficult. But they had to go, or there's no story!
Shawn Edwards
Mar. 5th, 2013 03:58 am (UTC)
That is a toughie! I would have to say the first and last books. The bookends. I liked how the seemingly meaningless actions ended up in the IOA being tricked into releasing Atlantis back to its home.

I really liked how, in the end, Atlantis is home and how the definitions of the descendants of the Ancients changes to include the Wraith. I especially like how the Wraith aren't left as the good guys but are simply just another culture set loose in the Pegasus Galaxy.

There is room for Season 7!
jo_graham
Mar. 5th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
That was fun in Homecoming because having worked so long in politics I could see how Woolsey and Jack could pull it off in that particular political moment. That was really interesting and also hard to write!

And I'm glad that worked in The Inheritors. That was what we were aiming for -- not a resistant reading of canon, but a more nuanced reading. The world is complicated, and our fictional worlds reflect that.

BTW, have you read Lost Things? I'm thinking you would like it....
amycat8733
Mar. 5th, 2013 08:12 am (UTC)
I like Homecoming but my favorite is The Lost. We see more of John and Teyla, find out more of John's past and the lengths that Teyla is willing to go through to protect her man.
jo_graham
Mar. 5th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
The Lost is John's turning point. The night in the desert is his rock bottom, and when he talks to Teyla and trusts her it begins to turn. Avenger waking up like Atlantis in the first episode -- this is also John's reawakening. From here on, he's on an upward trajectory. But the question is on the table -- will he be killed at the end of the last book?
emm1978
Mar. 7th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
Secrets for me; I thought it was brilliant, greatly paced and superbly balanced among all the story lines and characters.

I always pick middle books or films as I love the journey rather than the departure or destination.
jo_graham
Mar. 8th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
I really loved Secrets too. There was so much in there, and I loved writing the scene with John and Ronon on the cliff.
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