Amy has always loved science fiction—books, movies, shows, and games. She was born in San Diego, California, and moved with her family to Vancouver, Washington, at the age of seven. After devouring some of the classics like Dune and Ender's Game in her tween years, she began writing science fiction and fantasy short stories.
In the ensuing years, Amy attended the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, where she continued to study creative writing, visual art and played viola in the school orchestra. During this time, she began the very early sketches of what would eventually evolve into the Cadicle series.
Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Portland State University, and also pursued minors in Professional Writing and Business Administration. After graduating, she moved to Portland, Oregon, and began working in business development for an energy efficiency consulting firm. Over the next several years, she primarily wrote proposals to prospective utility clients and managed the proposal development process. She then transitioned from energy efficiency into the architectural, engineering and planning industry. However, she eventually succumbed to the writing bug.
Now a full-time author, Amy currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband. When she's not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.
VOLUME 3: BONDS OF RESOLVE
ABOUT THE BOOK
A war is never fought alone...
A year after his encounter with the Bakzen, Wil is still grappling with his upcoming role in the war. Weighed down by his sense of duty and a grim vision of his fate, he has withdrawn from friends and family--focusing only on his official assignments. However, Wil finds unexpected support when he befriends a new TSS trainee from Earth, Saera. Through their budding relationship, Wil comes to terms with the purpose he was born to fulfill and gains comfort in the knowledge that he won't have to face the future alone.
Bonds of Resolve is the third installment in the Cadicle series (NOTE: This volume appears in Rumors of War). With a sweet romance, coming-of-age, and a dash of adventure, this character-driven novel follows Wil as he completes his training to become the youngest and most powerful Agent the TSS has ever known.
PLOT SYNOPSIS - Bonds of Resolve (Cadicle Vol. 3)
A year after his encounter with the Bakzen, Wil is still grappling with his upcoming role in the war. Weighed down by his sense of duty and a grim vision of his fate, he has withdrawn from friends and family, focusing only on his official assignments and work on the independent jump drive.
However, Wil finds unexpected support when he befriends a new TSS trainee from Earth, Saera. They feel a sense of kinship despite their different backgrounds, and Wil takes to mentoring Saera. Through their relationship, Wil comes to terms with the purpose he was born to fulfill while Saera wrestles with demons from her own past on Earth. After four months of bi-weekly training sessions, Wil and Saera have strong feelings for each other, but the dynamic of Junior Agent and Trainee makes a relationship tricky. However, after Wil completes the jump drive, he's told it's time for his internship, which will send him to another planet for months.
Now sixteen, Wil realizes that with all of his responsibilities, Saera is the one person keeping him from breaking down, and they bond with each other before Wil departs on his internship. Cris understands Wil's decision and says he'll support him being with Saera even though she's not highborn.
Meanwhile, Haersen is working his way across the galaxy to join the Bakzen. He eventually meets up with Tek and is able to secure a place among the Bakzen.
Wil returns from his internship and goes through the final testing to become an Agent, smashing the previous record scores. At the graduation ceremony, Wil reveals the truth about the secret war to the rest of the TSS.