Before the descent of the Ezri and the brutal reign of the Terah, the independent governments of Earth banded together to launch six colonial ships in an effort to safeguard the future of humanity. Five ships were successful in their mission to colonize and populate five Earth-like sister planets. One ship vanished without a trace. On Vesta, Caden and his traveling companiBefore the descent of the Ezri and the brutal reign of the Terah, the independent governments of Earth banded together to launch six colonial ships in an effort to safeguard the future of humanity. Five ships were successful in their mission to colonize and populate five Earth-like sister planets. One ship vanished without a trace. On Vesta, Caden and his traveling companions uncovered navigation coordinates which led to the missing sixth colony of Earth... where they were greeted with an ominous message, turn back.But there can be no turning back. With Earth on a path towards destruction, and her sister planets unwilling to come to her aid, there is no other way but forward. Now they must press deeper into the unknown and stop at nothing in their search for a lost hope; the abandoned Ezri world of Lacuna....
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Whispering Gods Reviews
Wow, where to start?? This is the third book in the Lacuna Chronicles series, and I believe the final book in terms of the author's original trilogy. Although the story (or rather, stories) comes to an obvious conclusion here, in comparison to the first and second books, the author does an amazing job of keeping this universe open to a continuing saga of books. There are more questions to have answered, and I want to know about the lives the protagonists will make for themselves following the end of their adventure.The overall arch of the book follows Caden, Senka, Mikas, and Xiah as they continue their search for Lacuna. As the book is rather complicated in terms of the tapestry of the story, I will review each of the main character's storylines individually or in pairs where appropriate. If you have not read book one and two, I would not suggest reading any further, as it is nearly impossible to avoid spoilers.(view spoiler)[Caden and Senka continue their desperate search for Lacuna. It is the driving force behind the entire series, and eventually comes to a conclusion in Whispering Gods. Their keta bond, which was at first confusing for Caden, and a source of annoyance for Mikas, has continued to deepen, and we finally have their first real intimate encounter. As a couple, Caden and Senka embody the traits of the Ezri, kind and compassionate, they offer readers a taste of a relationship built on trust, faith, and hope. Their belief in one another, and their belief in the knowledge that Lacuna is out there, waiting to be found, are a the foundation of their relationship. Together, they have escaped the Terah, and traveled across the universe in the hope that they, and their people, will be someday be free. Somehow Senka made him believe every word that fell from his mouth, every thought that passed through his mind. He did feel stronger, his mind more awake, connected to everything around him. He was no longer afraid of the unknown, and instead had begun to stand on his own. Mikas and Xiah are along for the ride. Although their relationship started off rather rocky in Sky Children, they have slowly become friends, and now in Whispering Gods, they have become something more. The relationship between Mikas and Xiah is a far cry from the stable and consistent relationship embodied by Caden and Senka. With Mikas and Xiah, there is a fiery passion, and a stubbornness to accept the way they feel about each other. Both characters, due to past experiences and circumstances, would rather leave emotions and attachments out of any relationship. However, the longer they travel together, the more obvious it becomes that they are alike in many ways (their bull-headedness, their need for adventure, their preference for a rough fuck...). As their search for Lacuna comes to a close, both men need to make a choice about the direction of their relationship without Caden and Senka's adventure as the glue holding them together. "I don't really like kissing, by the way," Xiah murmured, cradling his chin in his hand, "not when there are so many other interesting things we could be doing."Blue and Loki are in love. Content with the life they have built for themselves on the Mechi planet, Vesta. But time is moving for Blue, who does not have the luxury of relativistic time travel keeping him young. Each time we return to Blue and Loki in Whispering Gods, Blue has grown older and Loki has, of course, remained unchanged. Loki realizes that the life they have fought for on Vesta, will slip away from Blue in time. Loki convinces Blue to work with an untrustworthy Mechi named Reglin. Relign has access to illegal Mechi parts and facilities, and therefore he holds the key to keeping Blue alive. The tone of the relationship in Whispering Gods is very different from Lacuna and Sky Children. In Lacuna, Blue searches Loki out for a little bit of fun, and to escape his life of hooking. Eventually they begin to feel something like love, but it is torn violently away. Sky Children lead to the reunion of the two, and in that book, there is a promise of happiness, of hope. However, in Whispering Gods, their relationship has matured; they are completely comfortable with one another, and content in their lives on Vesta. The only crack appears when they realize that time is not on their side. Their relationship transforms into something bittersweet and ephemeral-- a star-crossed love affair. Blue's actions become more and more reckless and there is a final transformation for their relationship by the end of the book.He wanted this forever, to somehow catch this elusive contentment and keep it for himself. But he knew that future had been lost to him and so he held Loki close, his heart beating steadily against a hollow silence. (hide spoiler)]These books have been an amazing roller coaster of a ride. They are rich, and poignant, and tell the story of something more than an adventure across the universe-- they tell the sometimes beautiful, sometimes painful, story of humanity.
I stumbled by accident across the Lacuna Chronicles. It is situated in a science fiction/fantasy environment around different populations (humans, Eszri, Mechi and Terah) and different planets. The story evolves around 3 main characters: Mikas, Caden and Blue and their quest to find the lost planet Lacuna.I liked the plot a lot and the way the different conflicts were told. That's why the five stars.However, then I read that this was supposed to be the last book of a trilogy and I am tempted to take away some stars: Even though there was some kind of achievement in the end, still I ended with more questions than answers. Why did the Eszri leave their planet in the first place? Who are the Terah? Why are they destroying Earth? I immediately took up the fourth book, but no solution there. It is only about Atti, a very minor (boring) character in this book. So, I did not continue. And the fifth book will be about Blue, whose chapters I already skipped here as also kind of lengthy and un-inspiring.Sigh!
Beautifully romantic and tragically profoundAmazing series. The Lacuna Chronicles is a tale of lovers destined to be together throughout space and the flow of time. Just read.
I am so happy to have found this series! I feel like as a reader who enjoys both sci-fi and romance, but not necessarily sci-fi romance, this series filled a void by creating a universe with real romantic relationships, with the focus on an amazing sci-fi plot.
Review can be read at It's About The Book4.5 starsI’ve loved this entire series. There’s so much going on and the possibilities seem endless. If you haven’t read this series there will be spoilers ahead so steer clear. Not that a few spoilers will ruin the series for you. The best part is the journey of these three friends in their quest for happiness and freedom from the oppression of the Terah. The only life they’ve ever really known is struggling to survive and living in constant fear. This series follows the trio across the galaxies. Their friendships are tested as they all go separate ways but they’ll always be connected. I think that’s the thing that makes this series so brilliant. There are many story lines and they’re all compelling.At the end of the last book the trio of Caden, Blue and Mikas all finally made it off Earth. Seemingly safe on the planet of Aurora Caden and Senka still feel the pull of Lacuna. They’ve found a brilliant navigator and pilot is Xiah. So they set out to follow their instincts and find the home of their people. Xiah and Mikas form more of a bond. They both crave adventure. Mikas is used to his conquest giving into him but Xiah isn’t your average guy. Their relationship takes a turn from turbulent to friends and then to lovers. I don’t feel like that’s a big spoiler as the tension has been building. Neither man wants to want the other. Neither man wants something more than sexual gratification initially. I’m really looking forward to where their relationship heads. It’s nice to see these two stubborn men find something in each other finally. Xiah is completely and utterly fascinating. He’s cold and hot. Brilliant but can be cruel. He keeps Mikas on his toes. Their sexual and emotional tension is off the charts in this book. Their portion of the book was my favorite part of Whispering Gods.Caden and Senka lead the guys into danger on their quest to find Lacuna. Their faith is tested. Their bond is strengthened. We’ve learned a lot about the Ezri as the series evolves but there’s so much more I want to know. In this installment we learn more than ever and it opens up so many possibilities for the series. I can’t wait to see what’s next. This part is a little harder not to spoil so I’ll just say prepare for some twists and turns.Blue who has been my favorite character of the series and Loki finally have the life they’ve always wanted. They’re crazy about each other. Totally in love. Free to be together. That should be enough but for Loki it’s not. When they thought they only had a limited time together that was enough. Now with Blue’s mortality lingering between them he’s sought out the help of a shady business man who may be able to prolong Blue’s life. Earth is finally destroyed at the hands of the Terah forcing refugees to flee to their planet. Mikas asks Blue to see if Caden’s sister is among them. An impossible task but true to Blue’s character he takes on the task for his friend.So this series is far from over. There’s so much more to come. There are things I knew were coming and some I had no idea. I’m loving how this puzzle is starting to come together. The world building is incredible. The characters are amazing and complex. I’m crazy about them all. Another great installment of a fantastic series. I HIGHLY recommend.
Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.I’m not going to lie and pretend I didn’t do a little dance when I got my hands on this book…and maybe squealed a little. Lol I was all but burning with curiosity with the way the last book ended and was very nearly salivating at the thought that I was going to get to dive back into this amazing universe. I apologize for nothing.Starting right where the previous book left off, this latest story in the Lacuna Chronicles continues to follow Caden and his friends as he searches for the lost Ezri homeworld. Interspersed with their travels into the unknown are chapters about Blue and Loki who, for some strange reason, I didn’t think I’d be seeing again after the last book. That was obviously incorrect and for that I am very glad as I am just as enthralled with these two men as I am with Caden and his quest. Like in the previous two installments, I was immediately drawn back into this universe with an ease that doesn’t always happen with other series I’ve read. The storylines are just so intricate and it doesn’t matter which characters I’m reading about, I’m continually enthralled by them all. One of the best things about them all is that every character the author introduces, and focuses on, is continually changing as the story progresses.Caden, for example, has really come into his own and the changes he’s undergone since I was first introduced to him are startling; he’s really found his purpose in life and its obvious he isn’t the naïve kid he was in the first book anymore. Mikas is finally starting to realize that he can’t keep freezing people out and that, maybe, he doesn’t want to anymore. Watching him with Xiah was one of my favorite things about this book as you get to see both men changing the way they operate as they continue to orbit around each other. I can’t even get into Blue right now; the amount of love I have for him is beyond words at this point.I find myself continuously amazed by this author and this series; this book was, like the previous two, amazing. The story itself kept me glued to my kindle, torn between wanting to savor what I was reading and reading faster because I just couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. There was an added emotional impact with this story, as well; this author has made me care about these characters and what happens to them and, while not the end of the series, this book does finish this story arc. By the time I’d gotten to the end I felt as though I was saying goodbye to a friend that I hoped to see again but didn’t know if I ever would; silly perhaps but I find myself so emotionally invested in these characters that I just don’t want to let them go.I really just can’t recommend this series enough; all three books have blown away my expectations and as they build on one another, you need to start at the beginning to understand and get the most out of them. If you’re a fan of sci-fi and haven’t read this series yet, I’m telling you that you need to. I loved this and can’t wait to see what’s next!http://lovebytesreviews.com/2017/01/0...