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As a Science Fiction reviewer, I cross paths with many authors. Several times authors have suggested I read their work and give a review. I don’t feel comfortable getting copies of the book for free, so I typically read the description on Amazon and see if the description is interesting and if so I’ll buy it and just add it to the queue. If I were to get the book for free, I would feel obligated to hurry up and read it and write a review. Reviewing things are a hobby, and right now I’m not signing up for any deadlines. I also struggle a bit with writing reviews about terrible books. Most of the books the authors have suggested are unreadable. Seriously, so bad I cannot describe it. Eventually I will write some avoidance blogs, but for now, I’ll just write about the good ones.
I met Amy Duboff in a facebook group I belong to called Space Opera and Sci-Fi Book Promotion and Read-to-Review. She suggested her book series Cadicle. At the time I believe it was a 7 volume box set however she has later reconfigured into five books with volumes one through three in book one. Based on the new setup I have read books one and two. I have three more to go.
At first, I thought the Cadicle series might follow a family through generations. What I learned (after making the video) is volume one – Architects of Destiny – is a prequel. Knowing it’s a prequel improves the entire series. The main character of the series is Will Sietinen, an heir to the Sietinen dynasty. The prequel is all about Will’s father Chris and how Will came into the world.
Starting in volume two is all about Will Sights. Sights is the surname he used when he doesn’t want people to know he is royalty. As you can imagine, Will’s royal blood makes him special. Among being one of the wealthiest people in the universe, he is also telekinetic.
Telekinesis plays a significant part in the story. The TSS, where Cris and Will are, is a military organization specializing in training telekinetics. The goal of the TSS is to fight a telekinetic enemy, the Bakzen. The Bakzen live in a subspace tear. Ordinary citizens don’t even know there is a war because most of it is fought in subspace.
The point I am in the series, I have learned where the bakzen came from. It’s a good story arc. Will has not yet joined the war in earnest. However, I believe in the next book he will.
I don’t want to tell you too much about more about this series because I want you to experience it the same way I did. Like any multi-book Sci-Fi series world building plays a part in the experience.
You can read the prequel and then the first two volumes of Will’s story. It’s terrific here is the link. https://amzn.to/2QFxhjP
If audio books are more your thing here is the link from Audible: https://amzn.to/2JRCFA5
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