We read, watch movies and pretend to be super heroes, but we are looking for heroes in the wrong place. Legend is a novel about a real person, fact based story and the moral and ethics we all hope our children learn. I have read several of the author’s books and I am pleased to see he did a masterful job at capturing the real Roy Benavidez story. The book provides Roy’s childhood, losing both parents and being raised by other family members. A t a very early age he learns about helping others and the family values that would guide him the rest of his life. While his career in the military had, many difficulties he would always strive to fulfill his dream about being in the Special Forces. After a serious injury that would have left most people mentally and physically disabled Roy kept going. He overcame many physically limitations and is accepted as a Green Beret. After being station in Vietnam he finds out a mission has gone bad and they need help extracting the men. Roy volunteers to help. His efforts are inspiring and altruistic. This proves we have real heroes around us. We need to read more about this type of hero and less about a guy in a cape wearing leotards. If you enjoy history, this book will captivate you.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.