The Bishop’s Legacy is the third and final part of Lincoln Cole’s World of Shadows trilogy. Arthur Vangeest and Father Niccolo Paladina continue their quest to prevent Bishop Leopold Glasser’s evil plans against the Church from coming to fruition.
With the Bishop gone it is up to Jeremy, Leopold’s second in command and the most powerful of the Vatican Children, to finish what the Bishop has begun. Meanwhile, Arthur and Niccolo, with help from the Council of Chaldea and the Catholic Church, must find Jeremy and stop him from unleashing a demonic army upon the unsuspecting world.
The Bishop’s Legacy is a very short novel at around 200 or so pages, and in my opinion far too short. It takes a long time before anything of relevance really happens, and I would have preferred a lot more action and excitement in this concluding story.
One of my main peeves about the previous novel, The Vatican Children, is that we don’t receive much detail about the children with special abilities, such as what their abilities are, how they work and what the Bishop really wants to use them for. I had hoped that since these children play an important role in this final book, that we would learn a lot more about all of the different children. Unfortunately, only a small handful are discussed, and even less of those actually contribute to the overall story. This is extremely disappointing.
There are also a lot of loose ends, from both the World of Shadows and also the World on Fire series, which have yet to be concluded. Does this mean that a third trilogy is imminent?
One final thing to note is the large number of spelling and grammar errors within this rather short novel, well over 30 of them in fact. As a result, I feel that The Bishop’s Legacy, is an inadequate conclusion to an otherwise intriguing series at just 3 out of 5 stars.