Author: Jesikah Sundin
Narrator: Sunil Patel
Length: 12 hours 30 minutes
Publisher: Forest Tales Publishing
Released: Dec. 11, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 4.5 Stars
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jesikah Sundin. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
She's from the past, locked inside a world within a world. He's from the future, haunted by her death. A chilling secret binds their lives together.
A sensible young nobleman and his sister live in an experimental medieval village. Sealed inside this biodome since infancy, Leaf and Willow have been groomed by The Code to build a sustainable world, one devoid of Outsider interference. One that believes death will give way to life.
All is ideal until their father bequeaths a family secret with his dying breath, placing an invisible crown of power on Leaf's head. A death Leaf believes is the result of murder. Now everyone in their quiet town is suspect. Risking banishment, the siblings search for clues, leading them to
Fillion Nichols, an Outsider with a shocking connection to their family. Their encounter launches Fillion into a psychological battle with his turbulent past as he rushes to decode the many dangerous secrets that bind them together - a necessity if they're all to survive.
The Middle Ages clashes with the near future in an unforgettable quest for truth, unfolding a story rich in mystery, betrayal, and love.
Are you ready to discover what is real?
For fans of medieval fantasy, fairy tales, anime, eco-pagan science fiction, dystopian romance, and murder mysteries.
The Biodome Chronicles is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Rerecorded and second audio edition released in March 2018.
Jesikah Sundin is a multi-award winning Ecopunk SciFi (eco / pagan scifi) and Forest Fantasy (faerie tale / historical fantasy) writer mom of three nerdlets and devoted wife to a gamer geek. In addition to her family, she shares her home in Monroe, Washington with a red-footed tortoise and a collection of seatbelt purses. She is addicted to coffee, laughing, and Dr. Martens shoes ... Oh! And the forest is her happy place.
My name is Sunny Patel and I am a professional British male Voice-Over artist. I was born and bred in London, UK, and woke up with a deep, rumbling voice when I neared adulthood. As a result I have pursued the lifestyle of a Voice Actor / Voice-over artist, not wanting my unique voice to go to waste. I have recorded for multinational companies like Herbal Life, and organisations like The Billy Graham Evangelist Association. I am also narrating a critically acclaimed, award-winning trilogy book series called The Biodome Chroncles by Jesikah Sundin. I have already narrated the first book in the series – Legacy: The Biodome Chronicles – and the audiobook is currently on sale on Amazon and Audible. I can also do voice-overs in other languages, which includes Hindi and Gujarati.
I have been voice trained by coach and mentor, Gary Terrza (https://www.vomasterclass.com), a successful and and well-known voice actor who has been doing his craft for over 25 years.
This is a great book for those that love science fiction and for those that are willing to explore outside their normal wheelhouse. It's a great reminder of what I love about this genre. The author gives our environment a staring role here. She takes our current world and puts bits and pieces into what just may be our future. I loved how she began each chapter. It had me thinking about the Star Trek series and that each chapter intro would be a great way to lead into the week's episode. Syfy are you listening?
You will find that you get your money's worth with this book. The author knows how to grab your attention right from the start. Part of what will grab your attention is that Mr. Patel is the perfect voice actor choice. He makes Ms. Sundin's words sing. I could listen to him read to me for hours - oh wait, I did. I can't wait to listen to the second part of the Biodome Chronicles. They make a great team.
I think I've found both a new author and new voice actor to follow. My mind had fun picturing the world as these two people got my mind's eye engaged. They also had me think of my own mortality. Will I ever see if this world they've created for me in my lifetime? But for now, I need to explore more of the biodome world that's in my iPod. For some the sad part may be that I wouldn't read the actual book but why would I. There's no way I would do it any better than Mr. Patel does.
At age 20, he’ll come into trust majority of a large legal Legacy, an inheritance he resents. But, as he states, it never matters what he wants. Ever. Fillion sees himself no different than a drone, something programmable. Something his father owns to manipulate and use at will. A fate he fears he'll never escape.
His sister Lynden is 11 months younger than him. The media scrutinizes his every move. When he had attended Academy, he was bullied regularly. For this reason, Mack and Lynden are the only two people Fillion trusts. He is known for his quick wit and sarcastic humor, analytical thinking, rambling thoughts, deep emotions and convictions, guitar playing, and his fondness for whiskey and cigarettes.
Willow Oak Watson
Her fingers prefer to stay busy, even if to twirl strands of hair when her hands are not otherwise occupied. Quite often, she perches high above her community in the branches of her beloved willow oak tree, humming a merry tune while pondering the world around her. When grieved by offense, she feels the injustice whipping inside of her with gale force winds, earning her the family nickname Hurricane Willow.
Her father, Joel Watson, was the Earth Element, one of four head Nobility positions within New Eden Township. Her mother, Claire Johnston, died from childbed fever when she was 8 years old. Willow has an older brother named Leaf (age 19) and a younger sister named Laurel (age 8).
Willow is best known for her atmospheric personality, poetic tendencies, quick wit, deep and thoughtful emotions, and her connection to nature.
Since age 15, Leaf has acted as First Representative for his father, Joel Watson, who was a head Noble inside New Eden Township. But an unthinkable situation changes everything. An invisible crown of power is bequeathed to Leaf as his father takes his final breaths. This family secret propels Leaf into a position that not only threatens his home but also his way of life. To Leaf, each day seems to unearth new secrets and present new challenges, an overwhelming situation, especially as he is now the legal guardian for his sisters, Willow Oak (age 15) and Laurel (age 8).
Leaf is known for his kind, steadfast, and astute personality, as well as his honorable and gentlemanly demeanor. He is reserved and dutiful, sometimes to the point of self-sacrifice. Although a peace-maker by nature, he would be willing to wage war in order to protect his family.
His father, Connor Hansen, is the Fire Element head Noble and runs The Forge as the village blacksmith. His mother, Cami Hansen, died during childbirth right before he was born. His father remarried when Coal was age 4 to Brianna Williamson, the village midwife. He has an older twin sister named Ember, a half-sister named Corona (age 7), and a half-brother named Blaze (age 4).
Coal is known for his impetuous nature, adventure-seeking and trouble-making antics, charming—and at times, flirtatious—personality, and his thoughtfulness. He is fiercely protective and would go to any lengths to ensure the safety and happiness of those he loves, even if his actions brand him as dishonorable.
When her half-siblings began their studies in the Great Hall, Ember joined the milk maids in the Mediterranean livestock dome in caring for the goats. Additionally, she assists her father with various tasks as needed.
She is known for her soft yet strong personality, nurturing tendencies, intuitive insight, and natural elegance. Quite often she experiences a hunch and, according to Ember, her discernment is rarely wrong. Her strength is quiet and unassuming, unless someone she loves is threatened, which promptly kindles her bold and fiery side.
She wishes to belong to the Anime Tech Movement in order to know and experience physical community and to feel like she has her own place in the world. Wanting to prove she was good enough separate from her brother's fame, she joins forces with Pinkie, a member of the Cyber Call Girl circle of the underground, rather than ask Fillion for his help. This connection pulls Lynden into a darker world than she imagined, one that quickly takes over her life.
Lynden is known for her playful and teasing tendencies, childish antics, love of surprises, and inquisitive nature. Although highly intelligent, she holds back for fear of disapproval. When the book series begins, she has already lost the lighter part of herself to the computer underground.
Just like Fillion, he is fluent in Japanese, can hack most--if not all--Smart devices, websites (including government sites), and holographic computer technology. He also writes encryption software algorithms. At age 15 he joined the computer underground’s Anime Tech Movement, becoming an integral part of the hacking community. Often, he represents his father when negotiating with the underground's Open Source community for projects or to recruit new hires for TalBOT Industires.
Mack is best known for his practical jokes, lighthearted personality, sarcastic humor, and his fondness for all things girls. Underneath the humor and playfulness, though, is a serious and compassionate nature, one he only reveals to specific people. And, he is fiercely loyal to Fillion and Lynden, whom he considers his real family.
During his years of education, Skylar enjoyed competing against Leaf. But, he became disappointed when his father did not push for additional studies under the village Barrister, allowing Skylar to continue his friendly rivalry with the Son of Earth. Skylar assists his father in monitoring the internal atmosphere, running scientific experiments to test for any imbalances in the air. His job covers every biodome and, therefore, he tends to naturally be more privy to details within the community. He remains honorable, despite the overheard gossip and private details, guarding all the information he "hears on the wind."
He has two sisters: Windy (age 12) and Gale (age 9). Skylar is known for his stoic charm, chivalry, natural confidence, and intelligence. With his refined bearing and behavior, he is considered the model gentlemen within the second generation.
In addition to her duties as First Representative, she assists her mother in performing various scientific experiments to test soil moisture and water pH. Mostly, however, her time is spent caring for her mother who is dying from cancer. Being a caretaker consumes many hours of her day, and she misses her friends, especially Willow and Ember. A part of her envies her older sister for making a home with another and starting her own family.
In addition to her older sister, Mist, Rain has two younger brothers, Canyon (age 14) and Lake (age 6). She is known for her analytical mind, conversational and debating skills, a playful sense of humor, and her refinement.
When the series begins, Fillion is wary of her, especially since Pinkie is the last person he would ever expect Lynden to befriend. Soon, Fillion discovers that Pinkie has been grooming Lynden to become a Ticket Girl, a gateway profession to becoming a CCG. He is livid and does what he can to warn Lynden. But his sister has formed a strong attachment to Pinkie, appearing to trust her over him.
Pinkie is best known for her vintage, pin-up girl looks, trademark soft pink hair, and sexual games and manipulations, especially toward Fillion Nichols.
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