The Edenix Cycle: Acrimony Arising

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Crash! In an instant, life changed for the dreamers who traveled to this virgin world. Death and devastation followed. However, when three of the town's young women are abducted, the people rally behind Dirk Bayo, a broken-hearted self-exiled hunter. Dirk must utilize his tracking skills to bring the women home before the kidnappers spirit the girls too far from reach...or vanquish them forever! More

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Words: 84,170
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301188390
About S. Rodger Bock

S Rodger Bock is the author of five novels. His most recent is Revolution's Requiem, a continuation of the Edenix Cycle. This is the first book in a new Trilogy that covers a pivotal time of upheaval on the Eden IX colony. More on that in a moment.

Bock has also published Unfolding, a fictional, present-day novel about a Edeanna McKinley, a woman who finds herself thrust into chaos, She's on the run and trying to rebuild her life at the same time.

The Edenix Cycle is a series that follows the lives of human colonists on a virgin world cut off from the rest of humanity.

Morgan's Curse, the first trilogy of the cycle, follows the story of Morgan, who has a twisted plan which wreaks havoc on what had been a peaceful, if untamed world. Bock breaks his trilogies into Acts.
Act I: Acrimony Arising - follows Dirk Bayo, a lone hunter who leads the charge to chase kidnappers and rescue their victims,
Act II: Edenix Asunder - we watch as Morgan's plan is slowly put into place. The dramatic ending will shock you, and
Act III: Queen's Reign - brings a conclusion to the arc where Morgan finally realizes her disturbing dream.

Selim's Stratagem is the second trilogy of the cycle and jumps 400 years into the future of the colony. Violent intrigue abounds in Act I: Revolution's Requiem. Bock is currently working on Act II: Dominion's Dirge due out late 2017.

"The Providence of Rudy Nes" is a short story that has been compared to a webisode, following some of the same characters who appear in the novels. "The Pennell Predicament" is a story Bock wrote inspired by a series of promotional tweets.

Bock has written extensively over the years and is excited to get more to his fans.


S Rodger Bock was raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. High in the mountains and surrounded by lush aspen groves and lots of Ponderosa Pine, he fell in love with the outdoors. At an early age, he began writing passionate, action-filled stories, which honestly were a little rough. Teaching himself to type on a Commodore 64, he began writing what would become the setting for the Edenix Cycle. He has two amazing kids from his first marriage and lives on California's central coast.

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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on Feb. 16, 2018 : (no rating)
The author proves he is quite gifted and able to write vivid descriptions and exciting scenes. You feel like you have been on board of the spaceship during the crash, and you feel you have known all the characters in real life. In this novel there aren't those faceless people, figures that lack all individuality except being beautiful women or merciless fighters.
That was the good news but there are lengthy passages with nothing but descriptions of the plot. Readers must fight their way through many pages of how more men than women died and how the community decided that a man can have more than one woman and somebody even had five wifes instead of four like the maximum agreed upon etc. I think an author should keep the boring outline of his plot (with no action, no dialogues) to himself and then write a story according to his plot, not just type his draft as something a voice from the "Off" is stating. This polygyny could have been explained in one sentence, describing how five spouses started a domestic fight or how the many sons helped to manage and enlarge the farm.
Furthermore, if you love to read those religious tracts pious people impose to you at your door, you made the right choice with this book. The author does not conceal his deep religious belief, so you will have lots of devotional paragraphs like starting with: "Creator, give us protection, she asked in her heart" or "Lord, help me find those girls (...) Dirk grumbled out his prayer". It is part of the plot, the controversy between piety and the need to kill evil people to save good ones, but you still must be able to tolerate those undertones.
Remark: I usually do not award ratings because in SF, it is too difficult do justice to a book. There is no reason to warn readers with a low rating; it is quite entertaining and You Set The Price, so you can decide if you wish to purchase the sequels.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: David Klein on April 22, 2015 :
This book is a deep, meandering journey into thoroughly developed characters in a pastoral ecosystem not unlike rural Naboo. The refreshingly strong female lead shows true spirit in the presence of debased captors. This story delves into the struggles and strengths of common science fiction story archetypes and reveals endearing characters with a plot structure reminiscent of The Horse and His Boy. Can't wait to read more from this up and coming author!
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)

Review by: jeffhoyos on March 06, 2015 :
Absolutely LOVED reading this book! Well written and crafted. Got me hooked into reading the entire series. Loved how characters were developed not only in this book but throughout the entire series. Well thought out and a FUN read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: TaraBrown21 on March 22, 2014 :
Amazing book! As you go through the story, you get very emotionally involved with all of the characters. The author did an amazing job at making all the characters relatable. Right away, the storyline moves, tugging at your heart strings and sense of adventure simultaneously, right on up to the surprise ending in the twist you just WON'T see coming!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Aubree LeMay on Oct. 21, 2013 :
Great book! It's a brilliant collide of Hans Solo and Indy. I couldn't put this down without waking early to find out the ageless "what's next". I am eager to see where this series leads.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: todd moore on Oct. 08, 2013 :
Loved this book! It's Little House meets Space Odyssey and it totally works! The character development is outstanding and each chapter compels you to read the next. Looking forward to hearing more about the town folk of Edenix!
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)

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