Goodreads Synopsis: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B00TT6OIFO
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 fast-paced space adventure with intrigue, coming-of-age and romance, 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?
My Review: First of all, I really liked the cover of this book. There wasn’t any specific reason I chose to read it at this time, aside from it being the first book on my list in my reading app, but I’m glad I chose it. I wasn’t too sure what I was getting into when it began, but basically it’s about a boy named Cris, who has telepathic powers. His family is pretty much royalty, they’re super rich and have a lot of control. But Cris is more than just a boy with telepathic powers. He has his own thoughts, and most of them are about how he feels like he’s a replacement for his dead brother, and what he’s going to do as the heir of his family. He has family troubles, is what I’m trying to get at. His world bans telepathy, and his father wants him to ignore his powers. So he runs away. And from there, his life just progressively becomes more and more interesting. The book goes through five years of his life, and lets just say lots of things happen in that time. I loved that not only were the main characters interesting, but the characters around them were too. The world seemed so lifelike for most of it being in space. I know Cris is young at the beginning of the book, but at 19 years old I found I could enjoy reading this book and almost everything in it. I’m glad he grew and changed as a person through the story, and has plans to change the world. The only things I didn’t like about this book, were the parts where there were time jumps, like it moved a year or 3 forward. Although it helped progress the story along, it’s hard to believe that nothing interesting happened during those periods of time. That’s a long time to just space out for. I didn’t like how Cris and Kate talked to each other at first, although it was formal it came off as awkward to me. Not that people aren’t awkward, just strange. I don’t understand the one letter change in the swears, but there were only a couple. That’s about it, though. The rest of the book I fully enjoyed, and will be looking into the second book in the series. I definitely recommend you check it out if you want a breath of fresh air, and you’re looking for something new to read. Thanks for reading!