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Fortitude Rising


Fortitude Rising (Magical Bond – 1) by AM Bocknak

Ebony Hunter has spent her entire life isolated on an island institution run by her father, Dr. Daniel Hunter. When Connor Vance and his group of outsiders are brought to the institution, they cause her to question everything her father has ever told her about the world. But who’s telling her the truth? Her father or the outsiders?

Just when she starts to open up to Connor Vance, he admits that he and his companions are on a mission to kill her and her life-long friends. Connor’s mission to kill her is halted when he realizes Ebony is a pawn, albeit a powerful pawn, in her father’s game. They must join forces and work together if they ever hope to escape the clutches of the true enemy, Dr. Hunter and Vivian Way, a political reformist.

To find the truth, and hopefully earn her freedom, Ebony must overcome her fears and embrace her magical powers. Her life depends on the trust of people she hardly knows as the battle for control of her powerful magic escalates between her and her father.

Through her journey of self-discovery, she finds friendship, love, and a strength she never knew she possessed. Everyone around her is taking sides in the struggle for power, and the lives of everyone she cares about are on the line as the tension rises in this sci-fi dystopian fantasy.

Fortitude Rising is the complete volume one of the Magical Bond Series. The following episodes are included in this book bundle.
-Infraction of the Mind, Episode One
-Incite the Power Within, Episode Two
-Embodiment of Magic, Episode Three

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A.M. Bochnak

Author’s Bio

A.M. Bochnak is a dreamer. She always has her head in the clouds or her eyes turned to the stars imagining new adventures and far off worlds for which to travel. She has written numerous short stories and poems as well as several full-length novels. She writes science fiction and fantasy. She cannot resist a good epic fantasy or apocalyptic and dystopian fiction. The Blood Trials, an urban fantasy, is her first published novel (anticipated release Spring 2018). She is an American author, born and raised in southern Ohio and now lives in Gainesville, Florida.

A.M. Bochnak has also published nonfiction under the name Angelique Bochnak.

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My Review

5 stars

Ebony Hunter lives on an island with her father with a few others. She only knows what he has told her that a war between those with magic and those without has left the world barely holding on. She knows her mother died when she was younger and that she hates her father for the tests that he makes her do pushing her magical abilities. Then a group of people are brought to the island and she learns the truth.

Connor Vance is on a mission to kill Dr. Daniel Hunter and those on his island. Initially his plan to invade the island is not approved by the Order so he has a couple friends that follow him as he goes on the mission without approval. There he meets Ebony and learns that not everything is as he thought and that he wants to help her kill her father.

There is so much happening in this book. Nothing is what it seems and when you think you might know what is happening, bam! Plot Twist!! You can’t help but feel for Ebony. She is a prisoner/lab rat but kept from realizing how powerful she really is. Of course her father needs to die. And Connor, I think he is a great match for Ebony.

This is a great fantasy/dystopian story. Many questions that arise from the story are answered but you are left at an amazing cliff hanger that is going to have you stalking AM Bochnak for the next book in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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