RISE UP, OH YE ACADIANS, AND BREAK YOUR SHACKLES OF BONDAGE
Acadia—the last human city, a fact all of its citizens were told from birth. For two hundred years, a countless host of creatures have laid siege to Acadia, leaving the land rough with the bodies of the fallen. For Cojax becoming a Validated, a true defender of the city, is his greatest ambition. That all changes when Jessica appears—a girl from outside the city walls—from a land that supposedly held no life. Her presence threatens to undermine the entire society, putting Cojax in an impossible situation. He now must choose between what is right and the survival of his people.
Many years ago, I worked in law enforcement. While in the department, everything you were boiled down to your badge number, which was based on seniority. Even if you were the worst cop on the beat, you still got the best days off, the newest equipment, and the greatest opportunity for promotion if you had a low badge number. While on midnight shift, as a junior cop, when I was not chasing bad guys, I would spend my time thinking of a system that would be more fair. A system that would allocate the greatest resources to the areas where they would do the most good. Eventually, I developed the idea of a perfect meritocracy. The more I thought about it, the more complex the system became, until one day, unknowingly, I had developed the constructs of ACADIA.
Although parental guidance is suggested, the ACADIA series is appropriate for individuals who are sixteen or older.
"Couldn't put this book down, found myself using lunch beaks and every free minute I had to keep reading. The characters are well thought out with a complex twisting story line that just sucks you in. The main character "Jessica" is a fireball and as strong willed as anyone can be. "
"New author for me that I love!"
"Excellent book. Real page turner in a dystopian future with action, suspense and twists and characters you root for."
"This was a fantastic work. Everything other than reading it became a burden as I just wanted to read and do nothing else. Then when I had to stop reading I was constantly thinking about it. It was amazing to me how this book took me in. LOVED it!"
"For those that liked Red Rising, this series hold great promise. Well layered story with plenty of action and intrigue."
"This better become a major motion picture with the director from the 300."
The earth is left scorched and desecrated by battle. From the ashes, two queens arise, each one certain that they must rule. As battle lines are drawn, everyone must choose a side or be crushed by the imminent conflict. Meanwhile, Cojax is taken to the far reaches of space, where humans have never tread. All hope seems lost—all possibility of escape has vanished. In the pit of the Charron, amid cruel and brutal prisoners, Cojax knows he must become something more, but does he have the strength?