THE SOLOMIN BLOODLINE

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Solomin’s are generally known to be adventurous travelers, loyal, impatient, skeptical, and loving. The two main Solomin’s in the seriesare Mariah (‘Rye’) and Evan. Rye and Evan are Irish twins, born only 10 months apart.

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Evan, being the eldest of the two, is easygoing, playful, and heavily resembles actor Chris Evans. He possesses the ability to visually alter reality. Essokinreyis. When in battle, he blinds his opponent to gain advantage. When around friends, he takes them on visual trips to tropical locations. His Limbal Ring glows Navy Blue in color when his biokenretic core activates.

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Rye is a petite fashionista and Carly’s BFF. She’s fiercely loyal, impatient, and skeptical. Her primary traits are speed, teleportation, and portal creation.

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She can port you to a different room, state, planet, or universe! Her skill is feared by all and unmatched.

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THE PRE-PARTY

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Here’s some helpful information for attendees of the Bloodline Party who haven’t yet read the first book:

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***SPOILERS AHEAD. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK!***

There are 7 Russian Descendant Bloodlines.

Wit, Levkin, Osborn, Kashirin, Fokin, Solomin, and Rozovsky.

AdamDescendants are humans whose genes have abnormally mutated, giving them a host of supernatural abilities. Not all Descendants exhibit a trait, though all carry the gene. Those who do not exhibit a trait are still at risk of extermination by the Iksha because the genetic marker can be harnessed, even while dormant. Descendants who do exhibit traits, have a distinctive colored Limbal Ring that’s only visible when their biokenretic core charges.

Adam's Limbal Ring CroppedA Limbal Ring is the dark circle around the iris of the eyeball. Every human has one. Some are just so light that they’re indistinguishable with the naked eye. A normal distinguishable Limbal Ring for human beings is black in color…

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Журналы – The Journals

The Scion Saga continues…

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JournalEvery family’s ancestral tree is sacred. Not just the bloodline, but the stories told of the lives lived. In Opaque, we were invited into Alexandra’s life through the журнал she left for Adam. In Split Adam, we’ll get a glimpse into a different Descendant’s journal. But whose?

The 7 bloodlines go back several centuries, as far as we know. That’s a multitude of generations and a mountain of history. So, how many Descendant Journals are there? Perhaps the Descendant’s struggle with their future because they haven’t reconciled with their past. We all know that history is doomed to repeat if we continue to ignore it. In Split Adam, the fans would love to explore the Журналы [The Journals] more thoroughly. I just wonder if the author will keep us guessing or finally turn those Russian-inked pages.  We are dancing in our seats with anticipation! Don’t keep us guessing for…

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The Iksha

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We’re extremely excited to announce that the author of the Scion Saga will be open to questions regarding the Elite Russian Scientist Society – The Iksha.

Scion Saga Addicts are well versed on the Descendant Bloodlines, but many have questions about the Iksha. How were they formed? Who’s in charge? What is their primary directive? How do they function in such high secrecy? Do they work in conjunction with The Kremlin? Many of these questions and more will be answered by the author in the upcoming weeks and months! Stay tuned! You do not want to miss out on the fun we have planned for 2017 and beyond!

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How the Scion Saga was born

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The author of the thrilling new young adult sci-fi series talks about how it all began.

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SSA: How did you come up with the idea for Opaque [the book that started it all] and the overall biokenretic mutation?

Cālix: In hindsight, it was all a bit cliche. I was watching the Investigation ID channel late one night, as usual, and I fell asleep while watching. I had a terrible nightmare about a young man with flashing golden eyes. He terrified me because his face was innocent but his thoughts were not. That was the first nightmare. I woke up breathing heavily and thanking my stars that this boy wasn’t real. I didn’t understand what I had seen in my dream. The following night, he came back. Sad and pleading. It was almost as if he was trying to explain himself in the next dream. His Limbal Ring was a discernible…

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Split Adam: Scion Saga Book 2

 

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Thank you to all of the wonderful Scion Saga fans out there!!! No matter how few. You’re so AWESOME! You’re all on the ground floor of something great. Book 2 is currently in editing, and review. Due to be released this year.

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Here are the most common questions that have been emailed by fans after reading Opaque:

1.) Will Carly decide to convert the serum inside of Jo or destroy it?

2.) Does Adam’s mental state improve on the basis of his supernatural abilities alone?

3.) How did their cells mutate? Was it Chernobyl?

4.) What’s going to happen with Adam’s biological mother, Alexandra?

5.) What’s going on with the other descendant facilities?

6.) How old are the Descendants?

7.) Will book 2 reveal Dauma’s cryptic message about Carly seeing her again when she figures things out?

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I would love to answer each and every one of these questions. But if I do, I’ll just spoil it for everyone, and this is a spoiler free zone. What I will tell you is that all of these questions are answered in Split Adam: Book 2. All except #4 and #7. Those answers won’t come until Specular: Book 3. By then, you’ll be in total shock. But in all the right ways.

Split Adam is guaranteed to knock your socks off! I hope that you’re enjoying the Scion Saga adventure thus far. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email TheScionSaga@gmail.com. Follow the Scion Saga Addiction Fan Page on Facebook, or follow on Twitter @ScionSaga

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Carly Is Not Your Damsel In Distress

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There has been a fairy tale image embedded into the young adult psyche through a series of images, literary works and then massive advertisements to perpetuate the fairy tale. It’s called the Damsel In Distress. It’s become a tiresome standard in novels, and young adults are over it. Let’s briefly discuss just two fictional damsels before I explain myself.

 

SOOKIE STACKHOUSE – OF TRUE BLOOD

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Sookie had a great many qualities about her that were appealing to different people for different reasons. In literary works, it’s easy to envision someone exactly the way we want them. When Sookie’s character was brought to life by Anna Paquin on television, well…it leaves less to the imagination. Sookie was feisty, defiant and strong-willed. Indeed. But it seems she was only that way when it came to Bill Compton. From the beginning of the series, I noticed some things about her that were off-putting. First, her attitude. Her being a feeble human fraternizing with the likes of vampires, her tongue was a bit tart. Why? She always expected to be saved. She’d usually run off at the mouth, writing a check that her butt could never cash. Every time, here comes Bill Compton or some other man rushing to save her.

BELLA SWAN – OF TWILIGHT

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Bella was nearly identical to Sookie in terms of attitude and zero gratitude, except that Bella knew when to shut up. She actually had a fear of the vampires she dealt with. But the damsel part, always being in need of saving in some way got old over the course of the complete story (Twilight to Breaking Dawn). It was truly when she developed her shield and contributed to the protection of those she loved, did she become a character to admire. Not just like, but love. There’s a difference. But it took 3 damsel-filled novels in the series to get there.

 

Basically, the damsel routine is pretentious and tiresome. Or as they say, “played out”. Especially for characters who like to run off at the mouth simply because they have a supernatural lover who’ll defend them at all costs. Because the masses have grown tired of that typical plot, I decided immediately that my main female protagonist in Opaque would not possess that trait.

CARLY WIT – OF OPAQUE

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While Adam’s dialogue flowed effortlessly, Carly’s required inspiration. It was imperative that the plot be absent of the damsel flaw. I drew inspiration from heroines that I admired. Sofia from Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Ellen Ripley of the Alien movies, Sarah Connor from Terminator, Selene from Underworld and Alice from Resident Evil. All of these women were strong in character. They were resilient. They fought back, and thought independently of others. Not saying that any of the aforementioned damsels didn’t. It was just my way of contributing to the critical thinking movement.

I am not completely anti-damsel. I just believe that particular character trait shouldn’t be the dominant one. Especially not in the young adult genre. There should be more fresh novels that present strong-willed, courageous young adult characters. Those who aren’t falling down after being chased. Those who don’t run off at the mouth to others who could kill them in an instant. Those who possess more skill and fight, than sass. Basically, the Damsel-In-Distress-Less plot is the wave of the future, and I surely hope that more characters like Carly Wit, Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley spread like wildfire among the young adult communities. They are our future. Don’t we want them to be strong and proactive?

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San Francisco Book Review

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Opaque  by Cālix Leigh-Reign is a powerful debut, a compelling psychological novel that deftly combines romance with the unusual mental workings of a growing cynic, creating an engaging story that will take most readers by surprise. Adam Caspian is misanthropic, a troubled young man who is susceptible to thoughts of suicide, contemplating the demise of humanity endlessly. But what could have been looked at as a psychological condition soon becomes a key that unlocks his exceptional gifts. Now he is on a mental journey toward self-discovery.

It’s interesting to watch as the character develops, embracing a relationship that transports him beyond himself with the Afro-Russian Carly Wit, a girl with peerless beauty. Watching him as he explores his roots, unveiling mysteries about his past and coming to terms with himself will be a mind-blowing experience for readers.

The language is superb, filled with symbolism, and evocative. The opening of the story offers readers a powerful idea of what the protagonist feels, introducing the duality of darkness and light that will permeate the mental struggle that dominates the book. “Darkness and light cannot occupy the same space at the same time, so I’ve always known that one had to die in order for the other to thrive. The struggle has been, which one for which purpose. I could never have imagined that my stygian thoughts would ever be elevated high enough to where they’d soar among biologically evolved human beings.”

For a debut, Opaque (Scion Saga) is a huge success, and the author comes across as a master storyteller, and readers will be amazed at the psychological depth of this novel, an area that is well explored and borders on the paranormal. The characters are hors pair, well-imagined and beautifully laid out in a story that is filled with twists and surprises. This is a page-turner, an exciting story, and a huge promise for a debut.

Author:
Calix Leigh-Reign
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
256 pages
Publisher:
Nnylluc Book Group LLC
Publish Date:
2016-08-04
ISBN:
9780997923988
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Issue:
December 2016
Category:
Young Adult

Book Review: Opaque by Cālix Leigh-Reign

Seize the Fiction

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Title: Opaque (#1 Scion Saga)

Author: Cālix Leigh-Reign

Publisher: Nnylluc Book Group LLC

Genre: Sci Fi-| Fantasy | Young Adult

Release Date: October 22, 2016

Summary from Goodreads

Highly controversial debut novel by Cālix Leigh-Reign is taking the nation by storm! For those who’ve been craving an untapped damsel-in-distress-less Sci-Fi niche – Opaque delivers in this gripping page-turner involving mutated Limbal rings,biokenretic anomalies, mental dysfunction, perplexing Russian ancestry & romance.Cālix takes us on an adventure that begins when 16 year old misanthropic Adam Caspian unknowingly reaches biokenretic puberty, and his supernatural abilities awaken to save him from his murderous intentions. His every thought revolves around the extinction of the human race until mysterious Afro-Russian Carly Wit stumbles into his English class one morning. Adam notices something otherworldly about her immediately but denies the bio-synch taking place inside of him. As he resists their blossoming love, he battles with unnatural thoughts…

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