Legacy of the Mind by H.R.
Moore Genre: YA Fantasy Romance Release Date: January 2014
Summary from Goodreads: Anita has never been ordinary, she’s stuck out like
a sore thumb her entire life; not only can she see the energy of others, a rare
skill, but she’s won every Body challenge she’s ever entered. So when the
powerful, good looking Descendants, Marcus and Alexander, mysteriously arrive
in Empire, her difference attracts and keeps their attention.
Once in Empire, the sudden death of ruling Body Descendant, Christiana, sets in
motion a number of events; a quest for the treacherous Austin to find the girl
Christiana had been looking for; a challenge where Anita stands out more
vibrantly than ever before; a perilous dip in the world’s energy; and a
dangerous belief among the people that they will never truly be free. Powerful
factions soon form within the ruling elite and when a trusted friend and mentor
reaches out to ask for Anita’s help, she has to make a choice; help her friend
and betray the one she loves, or do nothing and watch the people starve.
Author Harriet was born in Germany in 1987, the family
returning to the UK, to Dorset shortly afterwards. She lived there until she was 5, her grandfather teaching
her the basics of cheating at cards and swindling chocolate, her mother
starting to instil a (some would argue)
unhealthy relationship with cake, and the neighbours demonstrating that some people don't understand cherry
blossom is there to be picked, mixed with mint and water and sold as
Then there was Scotland; stealthy guinea pig breeding, riding
horses, advanced cards, more cake, then to Devon and school in Exeter. She
loved maths in the early years, but by the time she got to A Level,
Sociology was her favourite subject, opening her eyes to things she'd never before
considered, namely, nobody is really right, nobody is really normal and
primary socialisation has a lot to answer for.
At the age of about 12, Harriet started rowing for Exeter Rowing Club. This
quickly took over her life and before too long she was clad in lycra, training
6 days a week and competing at events around the country.
After finishing her A Levels, Harriet went to university in St Andrews, studying
Philosophy for two years, then switching to Management. She was particularly
interested in the 'people' elements of her course and especially the areas
concerning how people create and react to change. After four very civilised
years by the sea, she ventured to London, to foray into the strange world of
insurance (surprisingly, more interesting than you might think). She worked as
a Project Manager on large change programmes before founding her own
consultancy in 2015.
Harriet now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband Chris and daughter Atia.
When she isn't, writing, editing, eating, running around after her toddler, or
imagining how much better life would be with the addition of a springer
spaniel, she occasionally finds the time to make hats.