Monday, February 1, 2016

Straight Reading from the Library: Sonar the Cyclone by B. Truly

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Is your destiny determined by what the future has foretold? Or is fate deemed in the hands of what you behold?

The Royal 4 are now back on their home territory of Nazari, determined to get things back to normal. Syira’s forbidden love is being held captive. She is hell-bent on fighting for him despite the immense obstacles. She must find a way to convince her race that Kadeem is not dangerous. Their threat lies from deeper within.

Shiray has accepted her past and is moving forward with her life, but it comes back to haunt her tenfold. That all changes when she stumbles across the truth. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

They are in the calm but know when they approach the dirty side of the Cyclone storm, terrible things will unravel. The future is revealed and they get a glimpse of Fate’s course. Time is not on their side. They must attempt to change their destiny or their world will be doomed.


Sonar the Cyclone follows the events in Sonar the Crashing and parallels some of the events in Melanie's Evanescent Journey (links are to our reviews of those titles). I experienced a sense of deja vu when I got to the parallel action (in fact, I had to go back to my copies of the other books to check it out)-- this time, however, we get Melanie's rescue told in more detail from Kadanan's point of view.

Unfortunately, the same issues are in this book as in the other two--but there is still a good story under those issues and a lot more action in this book than in Sonar the Crashing.

The action picks up from the end of Sonar the Crashing and I think it would be good for people to read the two Sonar books before reading Melanie's Evanescent Journey -- it's not really part of the trilogy, but more of a companion book. The conflict between the Kadanans and the Polars is really heating up and there's actually been a vision that there could be a lot of deaths. We have here the preparations for the war that is to come in the third book of the trilogy, coming this summer. And, I'll need to find out what happens to the characters in these books.

I hope the author fixes some of the issues in the books as she prepares for the release of Sonar The Surge. 3 stars.

My stomach roiled. I hadn’t been able to sleep well for weeks since I’d seen that glimpse of the future. But Tara told me she hadn’t gotten any more from it. She said that meant we had time. It didn’t provide much comfort. I needed to put that away for later; today I had an important meeting. Kadeem had been locked up for five months, and I finally convinced my father to speak with him. We were going to meet with him in his study. Being honest about Kadeem would be the only way to earn his trust. I knocked on the door to my father’s study.

“Come in,” he bellowed.

I opened the door and strolled inside. “They should be bringing him in shortly,” my father said.

I took a seat in one of the chairs in front of his desk. John, my father’s second in command, was standing to the side of his desk. He was so still you could mistake him for a statue. My mouth was very dry as I tried to swallow. I just wanted to get this meeting over with. A few minutes later, there was a knock on the door.

“Yes,” my father said.

Sharaf and Tazman came through the door, each holding Kadeem by his arm, each arm in handcuffs.

“Sit him in the chair,” my father commanded.

I gave Kadeem a smile, which he returned. Sonar, how I missed him! Then he fidgeted in the chair. Kadeem was nervous too—it surprised me. He rarely was.

“So what is it you wanted to discuss with me, Syira?” my father asked.

I cleared my throat. “Kadeem has been very cooperative for the last several months. I wanted to discuss giving him some form of freedom.”

My father stared at me impassively, but I continued, “Kadeem and I wanted to discuss a secret.”

“And what secret might that be?”

“Kadeem could have escaped at any time. He has not, because he wanted to prove his loyalty to you. He has a great power.” John, Sharaf, and Tazman seemed intrigued now by what I was saying. “He can teleport whenever he pleases.”

“Teleport?” my father asked, raising his brow.

“Kadeem,” I said, glancing over at him.

Kadeem inclined his head to me and vanished.


B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.

In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”

B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

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