Book Review: Architects of Destiny by: Amy DuBoff

Publisher: BDL Press

Publication Date: April 17, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: Cris Sietinen is heir to the most powerful Dynasty on Tararia, but he couldn’t care less about business and politics. He was born with rare telekinetic gifts—abilities he would never be permitted to develop within the confines of his family’s estate, thanks to the decrees of the powerful Priesthood. While the Tararian Selective Service (TSS) offers an official telekinesis training program, joining the organization is only a distant dream. Determined to explore his potential on his own, Cris leaves Tararia and begins a new life on a cargo freighter. But, everything changes when Cris receives an unexpected training opportunity with the TSS—a chance to find a home with people like himself, free from the Priesthood and political objectives. Except, some paths are designed, and Cris’ course was set. 

Architects of Destiny is the first installment in the Cadicle series. This short novel is a prelude to the defining events in Tararia’s history in the ensuing years. 

Is it possible to change destiny? The Cadicle series follows three generations of the pivotal Sietinen Dynasty as each learns their part in an elaborately orchestrated galactic conflict. Torn by politics, love and war, the Cadicle and those he holds most dear must choose between duty and morality as the true nature of their purpose unfolds. Through their roles as Agents in the Tararian Selective Service, they will be on the front lines of space battles, but the political skirmishes they must face on Tararia could prove just as dangerous. The Cadicle holds the key to winning both, but at what cost?

Review: ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY is the first book in the new Cadicle series. Cris Sietinen is the only heir of the number one dynasty on Tararia and he’d rather focus his own interests than learning about the family business and dealing with politics. Cris decides to make a break for it and become a cargo freighter. However, a confrontation with the Priesthood has brought him to the attention of the TSS, who offer him a chance to train his telekinetic gifts. While ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY is a shorter book, there is tons of world- and character-building stuffed inside. I greatly enjoyed ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY and I’m looking forward to see what the author has in store for Cris and his family.

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