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Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Fiction - Supernatural book "Saving Fate" by T Kolodziej, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BMN5Q61Q.

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"Reviewed By Essien Asian for Readers' Favorite

Things could not possibly get any worse for Jonathan Rennic. His last case ended in a major fiasco when the suspect somehow killed himself. The top brass wants answers he knows will not be forthcoming anytime soon. On top of all this, Sergeant Holtby decides this is the best time to assign him a new partner, and a woman at that. Rebecca Stokes knows earning Rennic’s respect is key to working together effectively, so when assigned a missing person case, she jumps at the chance to show him what they can do together. The deeper they dig, the more they realize this is no ordinary disappearance, but what they do not know is the answers they seek lie in the disturbing dreams a beautiful young woman cannot seem to get out of her head. Time becomes a precious commodity in this case as an unusual reckoning beckons for Rennic and Stokes in Tanya Kolodziej’s Saving Fate.

Roles are reversed as the hunter becomes the hunted in Tanya Kolodziej’s psychological thriller. Saving Fate places three individuals in a position where they must come to terms with their inner demons to solve an otherworldly mystery. Kolodziej’s characters are detailed in their makeup, as one can see from how Rennic’s struggles with his tragedy dictate his willingness to forge a meaningful future for himself. The supernatural discourse in the novel is quite detailed, with Kolodziej revealing a treasure trove of meditation-related knowledge that would certainly come in handy beyond this enterprising story. What stands out for me in Saving Fate is the way Kolodziej’s style of storytelling creates room for the reader to identify with the motivations of even the antagonists in a realistic and intellectually pleasing manner. For a debut novel, Kolodziej creates pure gold with this work. I enjoyed reading it."

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*Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers’ Favorite

 

Saving Fate: Decima King Series (Book 1) is a supernatural mystery novel by T. Kolodziej. M is a wealthy and powerful serial rapist who chooses her victims using her special abilities. When she sets her sights on her next target, the man with the master numbers, the process becomes more difficult. M will do whatever it takes to reach her goal and is willing to get rid of everybody standing in her way because of her perverse yearning. Decima King must embrace her supernatural abilities to stop fate from happening and save the lives of everyone around her. The stakes have never been higher as Decima faces the darkness that unites them all. Detectives Jonathan Rennic and Rebecca Stokes have their hands full looking into unsolved suicides, missing person cases, and a mysterious ancient symbol that links all the victims. Decima is at the center of all of this.

The plot in Saving Fate is complex and captivating. T. Kolodziej takes you on a journey through the troubled persona of M. The story is fast-paced and never slows down. It was intriguing, and the supernatural, paranormal, and horror blended with the crime mystery. Awareness, reincarnation, divination, and astral projection were woven into the storyline. The twists and turns made sure I never knew what would happen next. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat, and I turned the pages as fast as I could. The characters were well-developed, and I could relate to them. They were realistic and could be anyone I knew. My favorite character was Decima, as she embraces her supernatural abilities. The story was well-written and is an excellent read. The ending was a surprise and fitting.

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*Reviewed by Essien Asian for Readers’ Favorite

Things could not possibly get any worse for Jonathan Rennic. His last case ended in a major fiasco when the suspect somehow killed himself. The top brass wants answers he knows will not be forthcoming anytime soon. On top of all this, Sergeant Holtby decides this is the best time to assign him a new partner, and a woman at that. Rebecca Stokes knows earning Rennic’s respect is key to working together effectively, so when assigned a missing person case, she jumps at the chance to show him what they can do together. The deeper they dig, the more they realize this is no ordinary disappearance, but what they do not know is the answers they seek lie in the disturbing dreams a beautiful young woman cannot seem to get out of her head. Time becomes a precious commodity in this case as an unusual reckoning beckons for Rennic and Stokes in Tanya Kolodziej’s Saving Fate.

Roles are reversed as the hunter becomes the hunted in Tanya Kolodziej’s psychological thriller. Saving Fate places three individuals in a position where they must come to terms with their inner demons to solve an otherworldly mystery. Kolodziej’s characters are detailed in their makeup, as one can see from how Rennic’s struggles with his tragedy dictate his willingness to forge a meaningful future for himself. The supernatural discourse in the novel is quite detailed, with Kolodziej revealing a treasure trove of meditation-related knowledge that would certainly come in handy beyond this enterprising story. What stands out for me in Saving Fate is the way Kolodziej’s style of storytelling creates room for the reader to identify with the motivations of even the antagonists in a realistic and intellectually pleasing manner. For a debut novel, Kolodziej creates pure gold with this work. I enjoyed reading it.

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* Reviewed by Cristina Prescott for The Book Commentary

Saving Fate by T. Kolodziej follows Decima King, who experiences vivid dreams of a mysterious man and woman on a desolate road. She thinks it can be the effect of stress. Then she witnesses the suicide of a man from her dreams, and her supervisor goes missing.  Decima suddenly understands that nothing is what it seems. She is enmeshed in a series of murder cases in which she is the prime suspect. Deaths linked to strange symbols are connected to her.  Detectives Jonathan Rennic and Rebecca Stokes are closing in on her; however, she receives help from Nyx, an unfathomable ancient being from the Aetheric realm. But Nyx’s help comes at a cost —Decima must undertake the quest to save fate. But there is a twist as the perpetrator of the crimes sets her eyes on her next victim. She is a villain who is after the man with the master numbers. Can Decima outwit the villain and save fate?

 

Kolodziej has crafted a twisty, propulsive tale with remarkable and unforgettable characters. Decima is a character gifted with supernatural abilities who also receives help from a mystical being. While she has her unique strengths, she is still portrayed as flawed, which makes her lovable. The prose is gorgeous and the writing is sprinkled by moments that are magical. The intersection between dream and reality is perfectly executed in this fast-paced, engaging story. The eerie atmosphere that dominates the book pulls readers into dreamland. You have the feeling of waking from a dream when you turn the last page of this book —utterly absorbing. Destiny, sacrifice, murder, fate, and the battle between darkness and light are themes that are exceptionally developed. Saving Fate is a twisty tale with emotionally rich moments and characters that are robust. The author balances the perilous quest of the protagonist with an exhilarating sleuth work, creating a finely drawn world with complex characters to deliver a delightful reading experience. 

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*Reviewed by Thomas Anderson for Literary Titan

“Saving Fate” by Tanya Kolodziej is the inaugural installment in a projected series that expertly blends supernatural elements with the gritty realism of police drama. Centered around a disheveled detective whose reputation is under scrutiny, his reluctant partner, and the perverse M, a sadistic villain who selects her victims through divination and enslaves them, the story explores a world filled with intrigue and horror. Alongside these characters, readers meet Dee (Decima) King, an average office clerk who becomes an unexpected primary suspect in a series of gruesome torture and murders.

The book introduces a unique character, a telepathic fox named Nyx, who emerges as Dee’s protector. Nyx, a messenger from the Aetheric dimension, offers her assistance in a mysterious bargain. To save her fate, Dee must traverse the supernatural realm, delving into a world unknown.

Kolodziej’s opening chapter is an instant hook, plunging the reader into the midst of a dungeon scene filled with raw sensuality and power dynamics. Here, the narrative, though somewhat modest in its portrayal of the victim’s feelings, teases and intrigues yet stops short of delving into the gritty details. Given that M’s sexual deviance is pivotal to the plot, I think a more unflinching exploration could have added depth to her characterization.

The author’s descriptive passages oscillate between ornate language and moments of genuine lyricism. Phrases like “earth’s silver celestial in phase” are thought-provoking, while poetic touches such as “Sparrows sing their sunrise songs…” offer a refreshing contrast. Kolodziej excels in pacing, maintaining a relentless momentum that drives the plot forward.

“Saving Fate” is a captivating story that offers a fresh take on the supernatural thriller genre. The intrigue and complexity of the characters, coupled with the tension and mystery of the plot, make this novel an engaging read for both fans of the supernatural and police dramas. It leaves readers eagerly anticipating the next installment, ready to delve further into the extraordinary world that Kolodziej has crafted.

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