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“Her crimson Limbal Ring glows as she stares directly in my eyes. I focus my sight as it dims. I clearly see it for sure this time and there’s no denying it. Carly isn’t human. She’s something more — and if she isn’t human, neither am I.”
When Adam catches a glimpse of Carly’s mutated crimson Limbal Ring, he becomes suspicious. She not only confesses her own origin, but drops a bombshell that he too is a descendant of 1 of the 7 ancient Russian families who possess mutated genes — giving them a host of biokenretic powers.
Adam is thrilled to explore his new talents and meet the other descendants, but his joyful new existence is threatened by the Iksha—a group of ruthless Russian scientists who have been capturing the descendants, studying them, and eventually killing them.
After joining the other descendants at Afrax, Adam discovers more about himself than he could ever have imagined. Adam and Carly acknowledge their irrevocable synch. Together, they peel back the layers of Adam’s perplexing Russian ancestry to uncover the source of his mental state — unmasking a multitude of mind-bending secrets along the way. Adam is faced with choosing between his old psychologically torturous life and a new dangerous, but exciting one.
“Bold character development and strong mythology breathe life into this compelling young adult fantasy.” — Foreword Reviews
“Opaque (Scion Saga) is a huge success, and the author comes across as a master storyteller.” — San Francisco Book Review
“Cālix does an excellent job with the plot and the twists at the end. The world she draws you into is unique…” — Christinac_2585 of OnlineBookClub.org
“Cālix Leigh-Reign’s writing style is what I loved most about this book. I lost count of how many times I stopped reading and sat in awe…” – Carpe Fiction
“A…rousing, supernatural tale combined with a gleefully eccentric teenage romance.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The story is well visualized and readers will be delighted to find that the plot is not predictable.” — SeriousReading.com
“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.” — San Francisco Book Review
“No casual coming-of-age story. Opaque is laden with angst, psychological power, and is a tale of dysfunction in a world where supernatural abilities can thwart mental illness, where a mysterious Afro-Russian girl who holds the power to divert Adam from the apocalypse he’s preparing for the future.” — Donovan Literary Services
“The moment I read the first sentence of the book’s prologue, I knew I would love this book. I wasn’t wrong.” – CarpeFiction
“A tense page-turner that does more than present a teen’s world. It pulls the reader in to an evolutionary process that is far more than one of transition points, but embraces moral and ethical conundrums..” — Midwest Book Review
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