• Legacy

  • A Prequel to Eon
  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: The Way, Book 0
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-27-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this prequel to Eon, Greg Bear continues to explore the possibilities presented by the asteroid Thistledown, a remnant of a lost human civilization. The Way is a tunnel through space and time that leads to other worlds, some more like planet Earth than Earth itself. It is perhaps the most formidable discovery in Thistledown and with it come disputes as to the nature of the Way and how it should be used.
The Way can be reached only through Axis City, the only space station of Thistledown. The ruling body of Axis City, the Hexamon, has decreed that other worlds reached by The Way must be left untouched as an insurance against future needs of the human race. But then the Hexamon hear of a group of clandestine colonists who have settled on one of the new worlds.
Olmy Ap Sennon is an eager young career soldier who must go and investigate this illegal colony, and at the same time confront his own humanity. As he witnesses the hardship and beauty of the outlaw human colony, he learns what it means to struggle with war, ecological disaster, love, and death.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Holly on 02-21-15

Barely related to Eon and Eternity

While not a bad story in and of itself, this book is only very loosely related to Eon and Eternity. If you like books about surviving on alien planets, this story may be for you. If you're looking for a story about Thistledown and the Way and Jarts, this is not the book for you.

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4 out of 5 stars
By mark on 03-11-14

Not quite classic Greg Bear

I have to say that I'd ready this story way back, so I knew exactly what to expect from this story. I consider this to be right at the end of Greg Bears golden period and as such, it is a good story, but doesn't reach the heights of his pervious classics (Eon, Forge of God, Eternity).
However the narration is very good and in fact I did pick up on bits of the story that I had missed (or didn't remember) from the my first reading of the story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mat on 05-16-17


Was expecting something very different ie the beginning of "the way" however what I got was a whole new story with an amazing concept. Not entirely sure what to think of it however I'm glad I listened to it and will do so again. Very different from the original trilogy but a good book in its own right.

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