The Cadicle Omnibus
Cadicle Series, Vol 1-3
By Amy Duboff
Out of sight beyond Earth, the Taran empire spans the galaxy from its seat of power on Tararia... When Cris leaves Tararia to pursue his telekinetic abilities, he thinks he's started a new life. Years later, he learns that freedom was always an illusion--he and his family are at the center of an elaborate galactic conspiracy. Written in the style of classic sci-fi from the Golden Age, the Cadicle series follows three generations of the Sietinen Dynasty as they discover their roles in a secret war. Torn by duty and morality, their decisions will change the course of the Taran civilization.
This is the omnibus of the first three volumes in the Cadicle space opera series, collected together in one convenient set.
Includes the first three books: VOLUME 1: ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY VOLUME 2: VEIL OF REALITY VOLUME 3: BONDS OF RESOLVE
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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.
Written in the style of classic sci-fi from the Golden Age, Architects of Destiny is the first installment in the Cadicle series, a new space opera epic with elements of "Dune," "Ender's Game," and "Star Wars." 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.
An utterly addicting series begins! Once I picked this book up, I was completely enthralled and devoured it as quick as I could! In this thrilling start to the series, we meet Cris, heir to one of the six major dynasties in space. Born with telekinetic powers that are shunned by an oppressive Priesthood and fed up with being looked at as more of an object than a person, he leaves home and embarks on a thrilling adventure into deep space. Eventually, he's picked up by the TSS where they help him unlock the abilities of his mind. The writing was very well executed with minute details and the worldbuilding of all the complex societies was just amazingly intricate! Cris is built up to be a real person with palpable feelings and I felt a real connection with him through his journey of finding himself and his true love. The excitement was non-stop and there were quite a few twists and secrets to be uncovered that kept me guessing as I sat on the edge of my seat! I completely enjoyed embarking on this journey and can't wait to dive into the next book! If you enjoy sci-fi or just a really great adventure- this is a must read for you!
Veil of Reality
Cadicle: Volume 2
Nothing is what it seems... 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.
Written in the style of classic sci-fi from the Golden Age, 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.
The epic adventure continues! This book was even better than the first and surpassed my expectations! Cris is grown and established in his life with the TSS. Now, we meet the Cadicle of Destiny - his son Wil. Raised as the only child in a society of telekinetic adults, Wil is very mature for his age and has unbelievably strong powers. Kidnapped by the enemy Bakzen, he's enlightened to the true depth of the war between the species and his true purpose in life that he was bred for. Packed full of exciting adventure with espionage, betrayal, love, self-discovery and some really amazing space battles, this book was especially hard to put down. The author has built immensely on the different societies and the details of everything are just amazing! The story flows smoothly with non-stop action and quite a few twists and turns that had me gripping my tablet with white knuckles. This series is utterly addicting and is an absolute must-read for anybody who likes sci-fi, adventure or action!
Bonds of Resolve
Cadicle: Vol 3
A war is never fought alone...
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 character-driven novel follows Wil as he completes his training to become the youngest and most powerful Agent the TSS has ever known.
Some secrets are worth protecting... Tension is mounting in the rift. With the situation dire, Wil is tasked to train a group of twenty young men to serve as his officers--collectively, the Primus Elites. He has five years to raise them to full Agents, and he'll need every minute. Training alongside them, Wil still needs to master simultaneous observation. But, the closer he gets to achieving the feat, the more likely the Aesir will come to test him--to see if he's worthy of the Cadicle title bestowed on him at conception. If he can survive their test, he'll finally uncover the truth the Priesthood has gone to such great lengths to hide.
Web of Truth is the fourth installment in the Cadicle series. This character-driven novel with action, romance, and intrigue reveals the true nature of the war as Wil learns the secrets behind the Bakzen's origins.
With the Primus Elites' training almost complete, Wil and his men relocate to H2 to make their final preparations. Everything seems to be staged for a swift TSS victory over the Bakzen as Wil assumes the position of TSS Supreme Commander with Saera and his most trusted friends by his side.
But, Tek won't let the Bakzen go down easily. He will find Wil's greatest weakness and do anything to make him crumble. The generations-old war began as a feud of races and ideals, but with this fight, it's personal.
Crossroads of Fate is the fifth installment in the Cadicle series. This character-driven novel chronicles the decisive space battles to end the war with the Bakzen so a new era for Tarans can begin.
Amy has always loved science fiction in all forms, including books, movies, shows and games. If it involves outer space, even better! She first studied creative writing at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, and then received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Portland State University. Amy currently lives in Portland, Oregon, USA, with her husband. When she's not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.