24 Mar 2015

AT ODDS WITH DESTINY – Reviews for the multi-author bargain box set

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5.0 out of 5 stars At Odds With Destiny! March 19, 2015cover of boxed set (1)
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At Odds with Destiny by Uvi Poznansky, Aaron Paul Lazar, Christoph Fischer, Brandt Legg, Amalie Jahn, Suzanne Jenkins, S.W. Vaughn, Janet Morris, P.C. Zick, and J.J. DiBenedetto is an attention grabbing collection of books. Each compelling in their own right. I enjoyed the different writing styles and genres. It’s a great mix that gave me hours of pleasurable reading.

Rise to Power (The David Chronicles Book 1) by Uvi Posnansky is a beautiful book filled with wonder and a poignant story that pulled me right in. Eloquently told, this was a mesmerizing take on the Biblical figure, King David.

Double Forté by Aaron Paul Lazar has many unusual, unexpected twists that took me by surprise. This is a well-crafted book that kept me glued to the pages. Enjoyed the mystery and the life-like characters in this compelling read.cover3v

“The Luck Of The Weissensteiners” by Christoph Fischer pulled me in from the very first page. This beautiful narrative centers on a Jewish family’s struggles. It begins as a sweet romance but quickly turns into a story of survival. The writing feels natural and the dialog is realistic. There is a sophistication to the writing and a heavy subject matter concerning the anti-semitic movement but at the same time the story was easy to connect to. There are so many layers to this one book that keeps you thinking and wondering what is coming next? This sage was not only intriguing, suspenseful and emotional, but entertaining all the way through. 

Outview by Brandt Legg is an unusual young adult YA fantasy full of that sparked my curiosity. Very compelling story that was easy to get hooked on. This story held me captive all the way through.

Among the Shrouded by author Amalie Jahn is a mind blowing read about human trafficking that was both compelling and emotional. Really well written and easy to get lost into. Will have to go back and read The Clay Lion. Great writing and story!

Pam of Babylon by Suzanne Jenkins is a really easy read with real life emotion and realistic three dimensional characters. I great escape into the unknown. Kept me guessing and wondering what next. Well done!

Broken Angel by S.W. Vaughn is a fun suspenseful adventure ride. Part thriller and part crime story. A great read with an edgy story. Action packed and unpredictable, making this a great escape into the unknown.

Tempus by Janet Morris is not quite like anything else I have read. Deep and compelling. A smart read that makes you think at the same time you are being entertained. This fantasy is filled with a real life-force. Powerful and right on point. Full of action and adventure. Easy to get lost into this well-written tale.

Native Lands by P.C. Zick brings you back in time and to another place. This is a smart story that was well paced and full of surprises along the way. Very intriguing story!

Dream Student by James DiBenedetto is a story easy to get lost into. Enjoyed the escape that this surprising story offered. There is mystery, romance and so much more.

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Uvi Poznansky’s “Rise to Power” waxes Shakespearean: “What a rogue and peasant slave…” is Saul and yet bursts out with an intriguing “I Claudius” tone at times as well.. The best of both worlds. Kingly pomp, drenched in battle blood, and stark raving, in-bred madness all painted together in a picture of David as a modern man.
Why did choose At Odds with Destiny? Well, I love to get my history indirectly in fictional form and the 12 tribes of Israel have intrigued me since spending almost a year in Israel in my late 20’s. I know. I know, that was 35 years ago. Life, work, raising two wonderful children didn’t leave time to peruse history for interesting topics. Now I am retired and can take my curiosity wherever it wanders.
Speaking of meandering inquisitiveness, this 10 book collection starting with Rise to Power whet my appetite with its mix of genres written by best selling Indie writers like Christoph Fischer and Amalie Jahn, both of which I know and love to read. Any compendium featuring such sensitive, intelligent writers convinces me that I will love to explore the other authors that I know less well. Uvi Poznansky has taken the hard part out of plunging into new reading material. How’s she done that? By selecting the best using her experience. Since I know I trust her judgment, I know I’ll enjoy the other books in the collection.
Now back to “Rise to Power”. The story opens up with a Hamlet-like Saul suffering and lamenting, among other things, that he doomed his rise to power by showing mercy to a captured king. Almost like another of Shakespeare’s characters, Lady Macbeth, he can’t wash out the stain of this ill-fated decision. Enter the ‘fool’, a wise peasant in the person of David the musician trying his luck as court musician. Saul tries to dissuade the young man and sends him packing but he’s persistent. So the story of the foundations of the House of David begins. No more spoilers here. You have to pick up the set and taste all of these great writers.

AT ODDS WITH DESTINY  

Each one of the novels in this boxed set is outside the box. Open it at your own risk!

Bestselling, critically acclaimed, and notoriously creative authors from across the book continuum join forces to bring you At Odds with Destiny, everything you’ve wanted in a boxed set but thought you’d never find: full-length novels brimming with myth, fantasy, mystery, history, romance, drama, originality, heroism, and suspense. Finding themselves at odds with destiny, the characters in these stories fight to shape their future and define who they are. Come follow them in their amazing journeys.

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Rise to Power by Uvi Poznanskyfrontcover 667

Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer or a traitor leading a gang of felons. How does he see himself? Can he control his destiny and strike a balance between ambition and longing for purity?

Double Forté by Aaron Paul Lazar

In the deep cold of winter, threats erupt from the dark woods, spinning events out of hand—and Gus, tormented by the unexplained death of his wife, braces for the fight of his life.

The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer

In WW2 Eastern Europe, two families—one Jewish, one Catholic—fight for survival amidst deception, fear, distrust and betrayal. In the entangled web of political, religious and familial loyalties, can love endure?

Outview by Brandt Legg

Nate embarks on a breathless quest to save his brother and unravel the mystery of their father’s death. His desperate flight takes a stunning turn when mystics reveal an extraordinary destiny to him.

Among the Shrouded by Amalie Jahn

An ancient prophesy foretells the birth of seven psychics destine to change the world… Among the Shrouded follows Mia, Thomas and Kate, three unsuspecting strangers whose lives intertwine to reveal the significance of their gifts and the greater purpose of their collective lives.

Pam of Babylon by Suzanne Jenkins

After Jack dies, his wife Pam discovers secrets and lies. Is she destined to succumb to vengefulness against his two lovers, or will she find a different way forward?

Broken Angel by S.W. Vaughn

To rescue his kidnapped sister, Gabriel is forced to join a crime syndicate, where he discovers a dark underside to the city that few have ever seen. Yet the game can’t be won by their rules. He’ll have to make his own.

Tempus by Janet Morris

Woe betide the soul who dares too much! Ride with Tempus and his Sacred Band of Stepsons cavalry into myth, legend, and adventure like no other.

Native Lands by P.C. Zick

When their environment is torn apart by a battle for power and control of the last of the Florida frontier, a tribe of native Floridians thought to be extinct rise up to halt the destruction of the natural world they treasure.

Dream Student by James DiBenedettocover-here at last 667

Everything was going according to plan, until the night when college junior Sara Barnes started seeing other people’s dreams. Is she the only one witnessing the secrets of a serial killer?

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

One Response to “AT ODDS WITH DESTINY – Reviews for the multi-author bargain box set”

  1. P.C. Zick says:

    Thanks for highlighting our reviews in this wonderful box set!

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