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Paragon (Fractured Era Legacy Book 3) Kindle Edition
Tadeo Raines knows what they say about him. It’s all lies. But lies are better than the truth. He broke the rules once and swore he’d never do it again. Now traitors plot against the fleet, and he's tasked with hunting them down and stopping them. Permanently.
Brutal conspiracies and devastating betrayals threaten to fracture the fleet. And the colonists have forgotten the most important lesson their ancestors swore to remember: It only took one wrong choice to destroy life on Earth.
Will the descendants make the same mistake?
Legacy Code is a suspenseful and dark genetic engineering science fiction series that has earned five star reviews from fans of some of the best sci-fi and fantasy books like Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising, and has been compared favorably to Wool, 1984, and the new Battlestar Galactica.
What readers are saying:
"This is a very good story that has your heart pounding as you turn the pages. Intrigue, nefarious plots, twists and turns around every corner - great series, even if you're not a fan of science fiction."
"From the moment I read the first paragraph of Paragon, up until the last sentence, I was enthralled. Non-stop, on edge, exciting action. I honestly couldn't put a fault on this one, I loved all of it, including the song! The Fractured Era series is still up there amongst my favourite novels of the year."
"I love all of this author's books. I have read many post-apocalyptic and dystopian tales and this is different from all the rest. She always keeps me guessing. My only complaint is she doesn’t write them fast enough!! I believe this is the first 5 star rating I've ever given."
From the Author
- ASIN : B00OC9F8KC
- Publisher : Nature Magick Press; 1st edition (November 30, 2014)
- Publication date : November 30, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2163 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 178 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #748,130 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Top reviews from the United States
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This book continues breathlessly right where the previous book---Legacy Code---left off. A young guardsman, tragically involved in the devastating action of the last chapter, must now somehow move forward with his life as he begins to question his own motives and loyalties. Some of the plot begins to remind me, just a little, of a great classic of the genre, Logan's Run.
Most impressive is the authenticity of the characters and dialogue; Autumn Kalquist has done a great job of holding my interest. The characters are well fleshed out. There are very few background characters, and even they cause a picture to form. The pace is fast, the dialogue believable. Over time I have read a lot of frankly "hokey" science fiction; this is not that! I almost literally could not put my Kindle down! I now look forward eagerly for the next installment.
Protecteds: Origins (free exclusively for AutumnKalquist.com subscribers)
This book is written in third-person limited and switches among 3 characters: Tadeo, Zephyr, and Dritan. The things I love most about the books is you experience what the characters are feeling and thinking: love, pain, desperation, fear. The story is very suspenseful, making you want to stay up and read into the night. I also found Tadeo's deductive reasoning interesting (because you unravel the mystery along with him) while he was investigating the actions of the 3 terrorists.
There is some mention of sex in Tadeo's reminiscing but there are no sex scenes. It may be appropriate for teen readers although I would consider it a book written for adults. There is rare use of explicit language but the author uses "kak" for "s***" more often than the traditional explicit words we are familiar with.
Although it was a science fiction novel somewhat like a Star Trek world, it's a book anyone can enjoy that loves a good, well-written story with strong, admiral characters facing difficult decisions. It is a dark story that will make you feel emotional at times. I highly recommend this book!
Thank you to Autumn for providing me with an eARC of this book for review.
After such a heart wrenching ending to Legacy Code (see my review here) I was eager to get to read Paragon.
I wanted to see where the story was going to go.
Would the secrets Era discovered be told to the whole fleet?
So many questions!
The story was told through 3 different point of views, Tadeo, Zephyr, and another character which I won't name because it would be a spoiler.
The opening of Paragon was hard to read. I wanted to hate Tadeo. He had the opportunity to save Era but he knew he would not be able to without sacrificing himself as well. So I understood and wanted to understand him. Throughout the entire book I had a love/hate relationship with him. He is completely loyal and that has to be admired. I guess...
Zephyr annoyed me at first when she came into the book. She was, of course, distraught after hearing about what happened with Era. I felt like she should have tried to do something more urgently. However, near the end of the book she did become badass, standing up for herself and her friend. I can't wait to see what happens with her in the next book and see what she does with the information Era left behind.
The 3rd POV through in an interesting perspective to see what that character was going through while everything was happening on the Paragon.
Full of questions, traitors galore, secrets & suspicions.
You can't even trust your own family in this world!
Can't wait for more Autumn! <3
..A seeming villain from the first book, Tadeo Raines, who quickly becomes more sympathetic as we find him haunted by the death of a seemingly crazed pregnant woman who obviously knew something she shouldn't. He pursues fragments of this mystery while also facing a much more immediate threat: Terrorism. We also follow Era's dear friend Zephyr as she struggles to cope with her friend's death and uncover the truth behind Era's seeming suicide.
Another character's surprise survival I will leave a secret, but it leads to a harrowing struggle for life. All these elements wind together, culminating in yet another ending that has me desperate for a sequel. Please write faster, Ms. Kalquist!
Top reviews from other countries
Read Paragon next hoping somehow Era has survived?, Paragon leads on with Tadeo as the main character,not sure if he is going to be the nice or nasty guy,lots of subplots to come hopefully in the next book,,i,e confrontation of Dritan and Tadeo. What is Tadeo's mother have to do with any outcome.
Both books are very desciptive and well written, will be reading better World next, Even though I have read them out of sequence I stiil enjoyed them and look forward to the next instalment.
Guess all these book are short stories as I found with Decode the origin story, which is followed by Defective the prequel to Legacy etc. Then there is 381 which looks like it is the sequel to the prequel. None of these 'books' take more than an hour to read.