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The Neumarian Chronicles by Ciara Knight
Genres: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Synopsis book 1 - Escapement:
Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.
Synopsis book 2 - Pendulum:
Trapped in a world of deception, my sanity rests with the love of Ryder Arteres and our renegade friends. Six months of scouring the ocean floor in a rebel ship fleeing our homeland, delivers us to a possible alliance with the opportunistic European Council. Our only hope is to utilize our forbidden gifts to free our people from slavery, proving our worth. But when a trusted ally turns traitor and a new breed of the queen’s weaponry is revealed, I’m forced to face the terror of my past to save our crumbling future.
Synopsis book 3 - Balance:
Life on a war-ravaged Earth is a dying experience. Finally, after years of tyranny, the rebellion rises. Once I rescue my fiancé Ryder Arteres, I, and the rebel general, will fight to free our people. In a war where alliances shift and friends betray one another, will the final battle prove the truth of the prophecy the queen has so feared—her death—or will I lose everyone I love?
I am going to an overall impression review. Semara is awaiting her turn to become an official member of the ruling class though her mother is the Queen. The Queen is known for her cruelty and expects the same from Semara. The problem? Princess Semara can't live up to that expectation. Oh and the fact that she has a deadly secret. The secret is the catalyst for the series.
The story is well told. It's interesting, suspenseful, with some twists and turns. The characters are well developed. I thinkyou will enjoy the journey that this series takes you on. There is a new world to get to know. Two extra species of beings to learn about. And a society to rage against. Makes for a pretty good read if you ask me. So I'll leave you to it. Happy reading!
Ciara Knight writes to ‘Defy the Dark’ with her young adult speculative fiction books. Her most recent Amazon best-seller, Escapement, book I of The Neuamrian Chronicles, released to acclaimed reviews securing a Night Owl Top Pick and five stars from InD’Tale Magazine.
When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.
Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She’s backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska.
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