Esteemed California music professor David Whealy is drawn to the other side of the country to investigate the circumstances behind his unexpected inheritance. As David probes deeper into the secrets of his benefactor, James Burton West, he finds more than just a wealth of unpublished music on the order of the great composers.
David’s benefactor knew precious little about his own estate that had been in continuous family hands since 1724. He knew nothing about his colonial ancestor, a Thomas of historic import, nor the origins of that ancient iron key which held a secret even West knew nothing about.
A secret which may well have redrawn the map of the United States.
The Composer’s Legacy is an exceptional book written by Michael DeStefano and wow, what a stellar book! The Composer’s Legacy for me was moving, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. The Composer’s Legacy was captivating to me from the start thanks to the premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Michael DeStefano who from the start hooked me with his fantastic story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a novel which combines the themes this book does, and that is refreshing to me, and it is even more challenging to discover a story that does not rely on cheap thrills! The Composer’s Legacy does have thrilling moments; however, they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book!
The Composer’s Legacy is an exceptional novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, David Whealy. David Whealy, a Californian music professor who has recently received an unexpected inheritance. However, David is confused about this inheritance, and so he travels to the other side of the country to investigate. Soon David will be diving into the secrets of his benefactor, James Burton West and as he does, he finds many shocking secrets, especially one secret and an ancient iron key which could change everything and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible The Composer’s Legacy!
The premise of The Composer’s Legacy is exceptional, original and unlike anything, I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by DeStefano wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes The Composer’s Legacy a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. DeStefano really has accomplished the near impossible, DeStefano has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!
Michael DeStefano is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. DeStefano instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with The Composer’s Legacy, the reader, will not encounter this issue because DeStefano instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Overall The Composer’s Legacy is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves historical fiction, then I implore you to read The Composer’s Legacy; it is a fast-paced, incredible novel that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
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