Architects of Destiny

Architects of Destiny This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B TT OIFOThe people of Earth have no idea that their planet is a lost colony of the galaxy spanning Taran empire But with Taran civilization on the brink o

  • Title: Architects of Destiny
  • Author: Amy DuBoff
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00TT6OIFOThe people of Earth have no idea that their planet is a lost colony of the galaxy spanning Taran empire But with Taran civilization on the brink of war, salvation may come from the most unlikely of placesCris Sietinen, heir to the most influential Dynasty in the Taran empire, was born with rare telekinetic gifts aThis is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00TT6OIFOThe people of Earth have no idea that their planet is a lost colony of the galaxy spanning Taran empire But with Taran civilization on the brink of war, salvation may come from the most unlikely of placesCris Sietinen, heir to the most influential Dynasty in the Taran empire, was born with rare telekinetic gifts abilities he refuses to ignore, regardless of the governing Priesthood s decrees Determined to be true to himself, and test the limits of his abilities, Cris escapes his stifled life of business and politics on Tararia to begin a new life exploring 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.

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    1. It was a fun read not only because of the story itself but especially because of the author. She was like an angler using all baits at her disposal to lure the SciFi readers into her hook. The way the writer approached the story and her character at the beginning gave me the impression of the book trying to be some Young Adult SciFi-fantasy salad, but once I picked up some clues I'd started putting thing together. Her character, Cris, isn't trying to be the classic spoiled rebelling teenager you [...]

    2. “Reads Like A Classic From The Masters.”On Tararia, a young boy born into the powerful Sietinen High Dynasty wants to experience life instead of ruling a kingdom. At 16 he literally runs away from home – and Tararia. Finding a position on a cargo ship under an alias, he travels the stars visiting other worlds as a mere spaceman. But besides his parents, two other forces are searching for him. The Priesthood, and the Tararian Selective Service (TSS). He was born with telekinetic powers, and [...]

    3. Too much potential to fail"Everyone deserves the chance to start a new life."'Architects of Destiny' is the first volume in what promises to be classic space opera series. The feel of the book is Star Wars meets Dune, with the idea of ruling dynasties and psychic powers and the coming of the Cadicle who will be some kind of super-being.Our young hero Cris is the scion and heir to one of the High Dynasties, each of which seem to specialise in providing some particular service to the civilised gal [...]

    4. Not my personal cup of tea but it might be yours.While I understand that this novella serves as an introductory prequel of sorts, the beginning is bogged down in exposition and I will admit, I skimmed at times, waiting for the story to get to its inciting incident. The main character is presented in a way that makes him feel very much like a spoiled little rich boy. I have no reason to believe his (thought) outbursts of anger are founded, and as such, I do not like the character. If I don't like [...]

    5. Good story. Not great, but good. The story reads more like a novela and actually poses more questions than answers.The plot line wasn't terrible, though.There were times I really hated the main character and times I liked him. He does have some growth, and proves to have character but he is still a spoiled brat.There were some timeline inconsistencies that annoyed me as well as story basics. Let's start with the idea that it only took him 5 minutes to get from a heavily guarded palace/mansion to [...]

    6. Synopsis: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B00TT6OIFOOut 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 th [...]

    7. This is a great introduction to what I’m sure will be a fantastic series. I’m a big fan of space based sci-fi, so it’s not a leap of faith that I’d like this. That being said, I would have enjoyed this even if it occurred in a different setting and space isn’t the main focus of the story. I dislike reviews that summarize the book. In my opinion, if you want to know what a book is about, read the authors summary on their website or , , etc. That being said, it’s the story of a man wit [...]

    8. I enjoyed this read but I found that the plot has a common theme. A teen feels unloved, out of place in his home, runs away to see the world and find himself. The setting is science fiction. The world that it takes place in: planets, space stations and supporting characters were all well thought out and described. This is only Part I so the story may develop more in the upcoming series.Cris is a teen born to inherit a High Dynasty, however, he really wants no part of it. He feels that his parent [...]

    9. Great First BookWhenever I have been asked what super power I would choose if I could have one, it has always been telekinesis. Combine that with one of my favorite settings- space exploration and you pretty much have all the excitement that I get from reading this book. It also hints at interstellar government control and secret organizations that have their hands in everything. It gives me hope that the heir to a powerful high dynasty is breaking free from the powerful mechanisms that indoctri [...]

    10. Architects of Destiny: ReviewAmy DuBoff pulls the reader into a world filled with surprises and intrigue. Ride along with Cris as he ventures beyond the pampered life as a Dynastic heir to forge his own destiny. All the while, forces unknown are plotting to put his life back in line with the destiny they had in mind at his birth.What I liked: The characters are well-developed and relatable, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.What I didn't like: The danger to the main character seems to [...]

    11. Architects of Destiny is a fun fast-paced intro to a promising series. It can be difficult at times for sci-fi writers explain both the world the characters live in and the characters. Its a balancing act and I was clear that DuBoff had her hands full with establishing a world as complicated as this one. But she hit the nail on the head balance-wise. She has set up a good foundation for future stories and has left just enough mystery to keep people searching for her new books in stores. Architec [...]

    12. Worthwhile reading, this book sits on the edge of YA, and is Science-Fiction that reminds me of older Heinlen and Asimov.My "Cons" list for this book (and series) is longer than you would probably expect from a 4 star review - so I won't go into everything. Suffice to say that the Author grows from one novel to the next, with the high point likely being book 5 (of 7). If there was one big negative trait to the series, it's that the characters (other than the bad guys) are too reasonable. They qu [...]

    13. This novella started off strong for me but fizzled out towards the end.Here's where I think this failed for me1) It was too short. I initially started reading a bundled version of books 1-3 and had no real sense of the story's length. The pace of the story was good, if not a bit quick, for what I would assume to be the first 20-30% of a normal length novel. However, once Cris (view spoiler)[ is recruited by the TSS and meets Jason Banks (hide spoiler)] the pace picked up a bit and at a specific [...]

    14. Good Beginning of an epic saga. I liked the character development of Chris, the young teen main character, and his new friends/co-students. Although it did have the teenage angst of Chris (and I liked the thought inclusion of his and other characters'), the competition that usually occurs in teen relationships seemed to be missing. The reactions of fellow trainees to Chris' abilities seemed to be more an awe which I think would tend to isolate him more rather than draw them to him. However, that [...]

    15. An enjoyable beginning to what is evidently a much bigger story. In some of the reviews I've read, they've referenced other classic sci-fi literature, none of which I've read, (*shock* *horror*), and so for me what I was reminded of most might seem a bit weird to some, but I kept thinking of Firefly and Serenity. I mean, it's not actually like them, in so many ways, but it's what I kept seeing in my mind's eye. The MC began as a not very likeable young chap in some ways, because he seemed to onl [...]

    16. I was going to give two-stars as this book is not for me nor am I interested in the rest of the series. But in fairness this book is intended for young teens. So, I have given it the average of two ratings/recommendations.-For teens looking for I would recommend this book. as it would be a good book for beginning Sci-Fi Space Opera readers because it's easy to read and moves quickly 4-stars.-For more advanced teens/YA/Adults I do not recommend this book 2-stars.It's clear that this is an early [...]

    17. This gets off to an unpromising start, with mention of electric sabres and a mystic preisthood. Basically, it reads like Star Wars fan fiction but they're pretending it's not Star Wars by changing the details a bit. Then there is the annoying space swearing. It just doesn't ring true that people would curse "stars". Later on, the author seems to forget that they tried to develop space swearing (not a bad idea in itself) and uses "shite". Now, in the middle section the book does pick up a bit, bu [...]

    18. This book was alright. It did not blow me away, but the story telling was solid and while the characters were not fascinating they were interesting. I am interested to see what happens with the characters in future books. I pondered whether to give this three or four stars. There were a few things that did bother me. The story is told in the third person, but the main character is constantly talking to himself which gives it the feel of going back and forth between first person and third person [...]

    19. Architects of Destiny was a fun and exciting story for me to read. I really liked how well it was written and the style the author used when conveying the characters inner thoughts. At first glance the story seems like it will be a simple straight forward tale but soon you realize there is quite a bit of intrigue with conspiracies laced in the background that the man characters have no clue about. The best part is, even as the reader we only get snippetsjust enough to know there is far more goin [...]

    20. The title of this book is extremely accurate. Reading this really feels like reading about the process of an architect – it’s extremely slow, nothing exciting happens, and in the end everything works out all the time.I read 50% of this book and then skimmed to 60% before I decided I wouldn’t finish it. It’s just too goddamn boring to deal with the last 40%. Let’s break down some of the sections of this blueprint of boringness, shall we?1) The hero is as boring as stale bread.Cris Sieti [...]

    21. 1.5 stars? Maybe?It's not that it was bad I just absolutely did not care. I didn't care for any of the characters. I didn't care for the romance. I think the time jumps worked against the story. I just didn't end up enjoying it.

    22. I was not sure what to expect, but I enjoyed reading it. The writing is good. The story is a bit generic, reminiscent of Dune or Star Wars and other such universes, but interesting nonetheless. I bought the next one once I finished this one.

    23. I just finished book 1 and I'm loving the series! It really sucks you in! Easily relatable characters, and it's very well written! The dialog is great and I can't wait to read book 2. I highly recommend checking this series out!

    24. DNF. Boring characters, clichéd plot and the annoying and constant interjection of the lead characters thoughts was distracting.

    25. This prequel for the Cadicle books sets forth so many questions that it will be necessary to read the next in the series.

    26. Pretty good readI enjoyed reading this one. A change of pace for me.This book has some action, telekinesis and a budding love story.Most YA's should enjoy it.

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