Saving Fate

Decima King Series (Book 1)

Fiction - Supernatural
324 Pages
Reviewed on 06/25/2023
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Author Biography

T. Kolodziej is an emerging Canadian author who creates captivating stories that blend the supernatural, paranormal and horror with crime mysteries. When not exploring these intriguing realms with her husband, she spends her time playing video games, puzzle solving in VR and entertaining her curious feline companions.

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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.

Miche Arendse

We often cross paths with those who seem inconsequential at the time when in fact the meeting took place for a reason that only became apparent later. Saving Fate: Decima King Series (Book 1) by T. Kolodziej follows four characters in this twisted tale and each one of them has an agenda. The deranged genius M leaves a trail of chaos and death in her wake while Detectives Rennic and Stokes try to unravel the mysteries left behind. All the while Decima King is tasked with saving Fate with help from an inter-dimensional being.

Saving Fate by T. Kolodziej is a complex and brilliant story that had me reeling at times. I wasn’t anticipating the events that played out in this novel nor was I expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. I found nearly every character in this book to be authentic in the sense that they feel like real people who were trapped by extraordinary circumstances. At times people react to events in a manner that is out of keeping with their personality. Kolodziej did such an amazing job with the world-building and pacing of the story considering that we switch perspectives often to follow the different protagonists. The plot was so intricately woven that although all the role players were perfect strangers, their lives were entangled in ways that would only be revealed later. I love stories like this where we follow characters until we finally see their significance. The book was well worth the read and I would highly recommend it.

Alma Boucher

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.