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The Seeds of Dissolution

The Seeds of Dissolution by William C. Tracy

Science Fiction / Fantasy

Publisher: Space Wizard Science Fantasy

Date Published: November 2017

On a bright August day, the sun disappears.

Sam van Oen barely escapes freezing to death in his house, as his watch stops and fire ceases to burn. He is pulled into the Nether—a nexus between ten alien cultures—where he meets Rilan and Origon, two maji who can control the musical foundation of the universe. While coping with anxiety attacks prompted by his new surroundings, Sam must learn to hear and change the Symphony, and thus reality, in order to discover what happened to his home.

But more freezing voids like the one that started his journey are appearing, and Sam’s chances of getting back are fading. The Assembly of Species is threatening to dissolve and the maji are being attacked by those they protect, while rumors grow of an ancient, shape-changing species of assassins, returning to wage war.

The Dissolution is coming.

 

Author’s Bio

William C. Tracy is a North Carolina native and a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. He has two self-published novellas available: Tuning the Symphony, and Merchants and Maji, both set in his Dissolutionverse. The Kickstarter for the first novel, The Seeds of Dissolution, will run in August/September 2017.

He also has a masters in mechanical engineering, and has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery. He has trained in Wado-Ryu karate since 2003, and runs his own dojo in Raleigh. He is an avid video and board gamer, a reader, and of course, a writer. He and his wife also cosplay, and he has appeared as Tenzin, Jafar, and in several steampunk outfits.

In his spare time, he wrangles three cats and a bald guinea pig, and his wife wrangles him (not an easy task). They both enjoy putting their pets in cute little costumes and making them cosplay for the annual Christmas card.

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My Review

5 Stars

Ten planets are brought together by maji link them together by altering the symphony of the universe. These galaxies are called the Great Assembly of Species and are used to share resources, products, and such. Sam van Oen is thrust into this world when he almost freezes to death. Thankfully two maji find him and help him deal with the situation but more voids are popping up. Sam is going to have to learn to manipulate the symphony of the universe if he is going to figure out how to stop the voids and get back home.

I really enjoyed this story. There is so much happening but it was so easy to get sucked into the story just like Sam. He has a hard time adjusting but the more he learns the further away from his home he comes. But he is not alone; he does have a pair of twins that is going to offer more than what he is expecting.

You also get to follow along with Origon as he tries to find answers to the phenomenon that almost killed him. Rilan wants Origon’s help but he on his own quest. Rilan could use all the help she can get to try and make the Counsel of the Maji listen to her about the Dissolution.

There are two novellas about this world, Tuning the Symphony and Merchants and Maji. This story is on KickStarter to get published. I will definitely be getting the novellas to catch up on what I missed. I really hope that The Seeds of Dissolution get published soon. It’s a great story that you don’t want to miss.

I received The Seeds of Dissolution from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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