Bonds of Resolve Blog Tour

Posted 24 October, 2015 by Paige in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Welcome to my stop on the Bonds of Resolve Blog Tour, a tour celebrating the release of the latest book in the Cadicle series by Amy DuBoff! I have included a bit of info on all three books below, and with book one FREE and book two only $0.99(both for a limited time only!) now is the time to get started with this awesome series.

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Out of sight beyond Earth, the Taran empire spans the galaxy from its seat of power on Tararia.

Cris Sietinen was born with rare telekinetic gifts—abilities he refuses to ignore, regardless of the governing Priesthood’s decrees. But, as heir to the most influential Dynasty on Tararia, only a stifled life of business and politics awaits him within the confines of his family’s estate. Determined to be true to himself and explore the potential of his abilities, Cris leaves Tararia to begin a new life touring the stars.

When Cris unexpectedly receives an invitation to join the Tararian Selective Service (TSS), the only organization to offer an official telekinesis training program, a new future awaits. It’s his dream opportunity to be among people like himself, free from the Priesthood and political objectives. Except, Cris’ path was designed, and he’s right where the Priesthood wants him.

Architects of Destiny is the first installment in the Cadicle series, a new space opera epic with elements of “Dune” and “Ender’s Game.” A fast-paced space adventure with intrigue, coming-of-age and romance, this short prequel is a prelude to the defining events in Tararia’s history in the ensuing years.

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My Thoughts:

*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for sharing my fair and honest review*
As you all know, I’m a bit picky when it comes to my Scifi. Yes, I love it – but only when done ‘right’ – if that makes sense. Yes, I know it’s all extremely subjective, but I’m talking about my personal opinion. So, I was really happy when this series caught my attention, because I had a strong feeling that Amy DuBoff knew how to tell a story just from the synopsis alone.

Thankfully, I was right. Architects of Destiny is an epic start to a brand new series that will have you instantly enthralled. Though in the book’s own description it recommends itself to fans of ‘Dune’ and Ender’s Game, this book is uniquely its own. If you’re looking for what I feel could possibly be ‘the next big thing’ in science fiction book series this is the place to start. With this first prequel-style book being free, what have you got to lose?

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The greatest deceptions are never suspected. After twenty years with the Tararian Selective Service, Cris Sietinen is in the unprecedented position of being both Lead Agent and heir to a High Dynasty.

Family, career, information—it would seem he has it all. But when his fourteen-year-old son, Wil, is captured by the mysterious Bakzen, Cris is forced to question all that he once took for granted in his life.

Only one thing remains clear: it’s imperative he rescue Wil. What Cris and Wil learn in the process will change their perception forever.

Veil of Reality is the second installment in the Cadicle series, a new space opera epic with elements of “Dune” and “Ender’s Game.” This fast-paced adventure novel with intrigue, danger and self-discovery begins to untie the knot of secrets binding the TSS, High Dynasties and the Priesthood.
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My Thoughts:

*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for sharing my fair and honest opinion *
After falling in love with the world Amy DuBoff crafted in the first book in the Cadicle series, I was excited to see what the near future held. You always worry about the second book in a series because, let’s be honest, they often don’t live up to the hype you create after you fall in love with the first book. I feel like with Veil of Reality, it was a wonderfully written book that takes several years past the events in Architects of Destiny, all while giving us new, fresh and exciting content that further pulled you into the world DuBoff created. I don’t think you have to have read AoD to read this book, but I personally recommend it. Immediately upon finishing this I’m going to dive into Bonds of Resolve because I look forward to seeing what happens next!

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A year after his encounter with the Bakzen, Wil is still grappling with his upcoming role in the war. Weighed down by his sense of duty and a grim vision of his fate, he has withdrawn from friends and family—focusing only on his official assignments. However, Wil finds unexpected support when he befriends a new TSS trainee from Earth, Saera. Through their budding relationship, Wil comes to terms with the purpose he was born to fulfill and gains comfort in the knowledge that he won’t have to face the future alone.

With a sweet romance, coming-of-age, and a dash of adventure, this novel follows Wil as he completes his training to become the youngest and most powerful Agent the TSS has ever known.

My Thoughts:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for sharing my fair and honest opinion *

My first thoughts upon finishing this book? I need more, like yesterday preferably. In this third book in Amy DuBoff’s Cadicle series we follow Wil, and I honestly couldn’t get enough! Just like the earlier two books, the author has a way of crafting both setting and characters to have you feeling like you are truly part of the story. I feel like with each book in this series, it’s like peeling back layers. You are never bored and the plot is always moving in some way. I highly recommend this series and with the first book being free, the 2nd $0.99 and this one just $2.99 it’s an absolute bargain. MUST reads!

About Amy:

Amy has always loved science fiction—books, movies, shows and games. She was born in San Diego, Calif., and moved with her family to Vancouver, Wash., at the age of seven. After devouring some of the classics like Dune and Ender’s Game in her tween years, she began writing science fiction and fantasy short stories.
In the ensuing years, Amy attended the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, where she continued to study creative writing, visual art and played viola in the school orchestra. During this time, she began the very early sketches of what would eventally evolve into the Cadicle series.
Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Portland State University, and also pursued minors in Professional Writing and Business Administration. After graduating, she moved to Portland, Ore., and began working in business development for an energy efficiency consulting firm. Over the next several years, she primarily wrote proposals to prospective utility clients and managed the proposal development process. She recently transitioned from energy efficiency into the architectural, engineering and planning industry.
Amy currently lives in Portland, Ore., with her husband. When she’s not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series and playing epic strategy board games.
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