Bondage is Part of The Game

Fiction - Science Fiction
282 Pages
Reviewed on 01/09/2018
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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

Precedence: Bondage is Part of The Game by Marsha L Ceniceros is a compelling blend of crime and sci-fi, a story that follows the life of a Russian assassin, Bohdan, now retired and in pursuit of inner peace. After leaving behind a life filled with danger and crime, all he wants is to find redemption. But he is suddenly pulled out of his retreat into a world of conspiracy, crime, and advanced technology when his grandson goes missing. Determined to unveil the mystery behind the disappearance of his grandson, he begins to do what he does best, only this time he isn’t the man he used to be and the game is no longer played the way it used to be played. Does he have enough fight left in him to uncover the truth and face the evil that looms ahead?

Marsha L Ceniceros has the unique gift of taking the reader into the psychological world of the characters, capturing strong emotions with forensic clarity. Here is an example of the power of her descriptive prose: “The subtle impact of emptiness lingered within each breath! Commitment weighed heavy within; an emotion he believed his life was not ready for, transformed an entire future.” The beauty of language is exemplified in this novel and, apart from the intricacies of the plot, the surprises that flood the writing and the interesting dialogues, readers can find delight in the author’s economy of words and balanced writing. Precedence: Bondage is Part of The Game features compelling characters, an engaging plot, and a setting that will keep readers intrigued. The author has what it takes to keep readers focused on every page.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Precedence: Bondage is Part of The Game by Marsha L Ceniceros is a gripping sci-fi tale. Bohdan is a Russian assassin, but he’s given it all up and fled to the US. Abram is a young man, battling his inner demons and trying to make peace with the mistakes he has made. All of a sudden, he disappears. He is Bohdan’s grandson and Bohdan will do anything to find him. Along the way, he discovers a cover-up of epic proportions, a scientist carrying out awful experiments, and plenty of family secrets. Nothing will ever be the same again, nothing can ever be the same again, and nobody knows who can be trusted.

Precedence: Bondage is Part of The Game by Marsha L Ceniceros is an imaginative tale. It has plenty of action in it, lots of twists and turns, and a pretty good plot. It is full of suspense and mystery, with a little bit of horror thrown in for good measure. The plot does move along at a fair pace and the characters have been developed well, with plenty of background giving a reader the opportunity to get to know them. The only complaint, if you could call it that, is that some of the sentences simply didn’t make any sense to me. Other than that, and finding it a little too wordy for my liking, the story itself was an enjoyable one with a decent plot.

Christy Nicholas

August 3, 2017
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This was definitely a tale with imagination, twists, secrets, and plots. The writing is well-crafted, the characters well-rounded, and the details believable and intriguing. A fantastic read!

Alex Weber

March 3, 2017
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I loved this book! I've never read anything with so much imagination. Very good writing too. I've already recommended this to my family. I will read it again.

R. A. Hunt

December 16, 2017
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Wow! This book had me at the edge of my seat! I really enjoyed reading this book. It was not what I expected.
The story starts out with a young man named Abram. He is struggling to find himself. He has made mistakes in his life. When he finally tries to fix his mistakes, he is kidnapped. Nothing is ever the same again. Who can you trust and rely on? This story is full of suspense and surprises.
I would definitely recommend this book to other readers!

Richard Raven

March 24, 2017
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Homeless people disappearing under the cloak of darkness, a family with a past and many secrets, a deranged scientist hell-bent on ghastly and inhuman experiments in her desert lair, and twists and at almost every turn of a page, and you have Precedence by Marsha L. Ceniceros.
Author Ceniceros gives us another Sci-Fi adventure that combines mystery, suspense, horror, and surprise after surprise. Her unique style of writing is as deft and relentless as ever, the various elements of the plot weaved together as only she can into a fantastic read. As in a previous offering from this author, the well-written action sequences pack the wallop of a .44 Mag slug. The pacing is perfect and never flags, carrying the reader through multiple locales like a charging bull to the story’s gripping end -- a true climax that reveals the last secret and betrayal.
Featuring a host of unforgettable characters, some you will applaud and cheer, while others you will loathe and revile, Precedence is a gem of a story and sure to satisfy. Another 5-Star effort from a great writer. Grab a copy of this one and find out what those of us who follow her and read her amazing tales already know.

Cindy D

April 29, 2017
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Great detail in writing about each character and the whole surroundings, you can picture it in your mind. The story is compelling and just when you think it's a normal love story, everything out of the norm starts happening. You're trying to figure out what will happen next, you can't, it is mind blowing and exciting. It's a must read for sure

Jon Livingston

Great story! This was full of suspense and it ...

ByJon Livingstonon February 27, 2017

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Great story! This was full of suspense and it really drew me in as I started the book. I definitely recommend this for people who like this genre!