Read The Man of Legends Online Free - Award-winning science-fiction mastermind Kenneth Johnson blends epic adventure, romance, and evocative drama into an intense supernatural thriller rooted in one of the great untold legends of human history.
New York City, New Year’s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.
In another part of town, Will—an enigmatic thirty-three-year-old of immense charm, wit, and intelligence—looks forward to the new year with hope and trepidation. Haunted by his secret past and shadowed by a dangerous stranger, he finds himself the object of an intense manhunt spearheaded by an ambitious Vatican emissary and an elderly former UN envoy named Hanna.
During the next forty-eight hours, a catastrophic event unites Will, Jillian, and Hanna—and puts them in the crosshairs of a centuries-old international conspiracy. Together, the three must unravel an ancient curse that stretches back two millennia and beyond, and face a primal evil that threatens their lives and thousands more.
|Title||:||The Man of Legends|
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June 16, 2017
Finished up to 73% in the book. Up to approx 60% I was only interested in the narrative of Will and glanced through the other characters. At first I was getting a bit annoyed about how he had influenced everyone--mark twain, Levi Strauss, the locomotive, Mary Shelley and Thoreau to name a few of...
June 19, 2017
What an interesting book that would have been infinitely better were it at least 100 pages shorter. This is definitely one of those situations where addition by subtraction would have helped. Too many unnecessary perspectives. We get it, WJ/JW helped a lot of people. His influence was wide. But w...
June 15, 2017
When I first began this book I wasn't sure whether I really hated it or if it was intriguing enough to continue. So I kept going. It was intriguing. Not the sort of story I normally would stick with because it was a little too Armageddon-y but the main character was interesting.
But then I starte...
October 29, 2017
Thanks to Kenneth Johnson, 47North, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
Before I started this book I checked the reviews of others and was stunned by what I saw. Now that I have read the book I can address those reviewers: you weren’t smart enough for t...
June 08, 2017
Best book I've read in a while! Very cool premise to weave in history with fantasy. I highly recommend it!
June 22, 2017
The Man of Legends is an adventure. I know it might seem a bit far-fetched in some areas, but, I found it to be a bit tongue-in-cheek in some areas and had a good laugh at all the things he inspired throughout history. I also found the way the mystery of his life was written engaging and the big...
January 18, 2018
A Brilliant Read!
I completely lost myself in this book. Fact and fiction, history and legend, all coming together seamlessly into a truly memorable adventure.
I shan't go into the plot at all, as to do so runs a huge risk of spoiling the fun for you. If you like the Dan Brown type of story, this...
June 09, 2017
A SIMPLE MAN'S REVIEW:
A story about a man, living through the centuries, all while being hunted? No, it is not a reboot of Highlander, although that would have been sweet. This, instead, is the story of a cursed man and the lives he shaped.
First the good: I really liked the idea for the book. It...
June 27, 2017
The Man of Legends by Kenneth C. Johnson is a case of being just a little too ambitious. I loved parts of this story about a man who lives through out our history. There was some very good story telling and twists using history and historical figures as the backdrop. My problem was there...
July 02, 2017
Great concept, lots of potential, perfect grist for a big budget movie or a viral mini-series, but ... not as good a book as it should/could have been. If you're of the generation that was riveted by the iconic TV series, V, you probably need to read this, just to satisfy your curiosity. (That wa...