Zandeji Chronicles: Revolution

Rated 4.17/5 based on 6 reviews
A recurring vision...
A star system with a secret...
A lost culture...
A revolution in the making..
Siasha Mastik has no hope of being a normal teenager....

The saga continues in this sequel to Zandeji Chronicles: Liberation. Join Siasha Mastik and Ace Nova as they discover the secret of the Chandara system and how it may ignite a revolution! More

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Words: 78,550
Language: English
ISBN: 9781370026241
Tags: faith based
About Christopher T. Mooney

Christopher T. Mooney, an American Author, started writing science fiction with an unfinished short story in the fifth grade. While that story is long forgotten, now, with an eclectic style reminiscent of the golden age of science fiction, Christopher creates stories where the characters depend on the Creator and one another to maintain their faith, integrity and dignity in worlds that mirror our own in depravity.

Inspired by authors such as E.E. "Doc" Smith, Edgar Rice Burroughs and C.S. Lewis and a strong founded faith in The Way, he brings you something fresh with a hint of the original fun of the sci-fi genre. While it may be a niche market, Christopher hopes to be a leader in producing quality science fiction for everyone to enjoy that may just also show The Way.

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Reviews

Review by: MegKing on Jan. 22, 2018 :
"Revolution” is the second book in the Zandeji Chronicles by Christopher T. Mooney and I enjoyed it as much as (if not more than) the first one. I thought the storyline and the character development to be very well done and thought out. I feel like this level of complexity with the various subplots could have easily ended up badly, but instead I darn near gobbled the whole book down in two evenings. The flow is good for the most part – fast paced and with a great mix of narrative/dialogue (heavier on the former). Mr. Mooney does a great job of incorporating so many various elements, from father/daughter drama, spiritual conflict, good and evil, freedom and faith,.. etc… really pulling us into the action and making us feel like we are really a part of the story instead of being on the outside looking in. An impressive and original concept, especially for Religious dystopian/sci-fi. Yes, it is very Christian, and much of the story is metaphorical and allegorical to God and Jesus, but it felt very natural and not overly forced, and even though I’m not a hardcore Christian, I really liked the infusion of that element in the storyline. So I think this book would definitely appeal to fans outside the genre as well who maybe aren’t as religious. The plot is just really good. Mooney can tell a riveting story that kept me quickly (maybe too quickly) flipping the pages because I just HAD to know what happened next. Looking forward to the next one!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: TabithaParks on Jan. 21, 2018 :
first, I have to say that I don’t normally read books that are Religious or Christian Fiction but I was looking for something a little out of my comfort zone and this series sounded intriguing, because I AM an avid sci-fi/fantasy reader. Well, I am most certainly glad I took the chance on Christopher T. Moooney’s “Zandeji Chronicles’ series. “Revolution” is the second book in the series and the story picks up where the first one “Liberation” leaves off – note, these are NOT standalone books and really do need to be read in order for maximum benefit. The title comes from the fact that the story, while Christian in nature, also is about a group banding together to fight religious oppression on other planets and the fight against a powerful evil force across the galaxy. This sets out a chain of events and nonstop action that keeps going through to the end and then some. This is the second book of 3 in the series so the story doesn’t end here, and after that wild ending (was worried there for a minute!) I can’t wait to see where it goes! Not perfect, but all in all a very good read that I’d recommend even to those who don’t normally read this sort of thing…try it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: LaylaM1 on Jan. 18, 2018 :
3.5 stars
just a head’s up…when starting “Zandeji Chronicles: Revolution” by Christopher T. Mooney make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all! Trust me on this! The book starts off with an intriguing beginning that connects the events from the first book to this one (it is a direct continuation and therefore needs to be read in order) and just keeps going until the final heart-pounding tense scene. The characters were genuine and believable (maybe because I knew them better now) and I liked the addition of Racik, even though I didn’t like him at first. But I think what I liked the most about this book was just the overall feel Mooney managed to create where it felt so intimate in a way, like a close friend was telling me this really awesome story that I didn’t want to stop listening to. Loved the message throughout, and how the characters are able to connect with faith even when tested in the worst, most unimaginable ways. The writing is very energetic with a great flow; normally I don’t like books with so much narrative pulling the story forward (as opposed to dialogue with characters progressing the plot) but it totally works here because of the literary feel of the narrative – almost poetic at times, even in the harshest of scenes. Siasha is such a great heroine that we can get behind, and I liked the complication of her relationship with her father, and how Ace has become such a strong spiritual guide for her. And while I am not a fan of cliffhanger endings at all…I can sort of overlook it here because it seems like the story is just getting bigger. Does need better proofreading and formatting, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this intense thrill ride that will take you through some scenarios that are frighteningly realistic. I can see fans of Christian fiction/thrillers/dystopian/sci fi drama eagerly gobbling this one down.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: NicolaFlood on Jan. 18, 2018 :
first off, I have to say that I really liked the first book in the “Zandeji Chronicles”, so I knew I’d probably like this one also, but to be honest so often I am disappointed by the second book in a series – I call it the ‘sophomore slump” where all the good stuff happened in book 1, and the sequel is just sorta ho-hum. But not here! It definitely grabbed my attention from the beginning and kept it the whole time. Each scene was riveting, imaginative, and well crafted. The descriptions were good and kept to a minimum so as not to slow the pace as much as I thought it did the first one, but we could still picture everything perfectly, felt like I was watching a movie or tv show again. There was no lull in the action…All in all a wonderful story with a great theme and Christian message that kept me eagerly glued to my Kindle for three nights straight until I was done – and then that ending, as if they don’t have enough to deal with!!! The only problem that I found were some punctuation errors again, However, even with that said, I really did enjoy this book and would like to read more from Mr. Mooney, especially because the ending leaves us in suspense as to what will happen next. He has a natural gift for crafting a well-thought out story and developing positive, memorable characters that stay with you and telling it in a believable way from a Christian point of view that really resonates.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jhonni Parker on Jan. 17, 2018 :
Like the first book, “Liberation”, this one, “Revolution”, the second installment in the “Zandeji Chronicles” by Christopher T. Mooney seems to have something of everything… action, drama, spiritual philosophy and warfare, thriller, faith, morals… and cute creatures (Lucine, haha…) and it was an easy read that held on to my attention and you just want to read it straight through as the action and tension continues to rise… right up to the nail-biting “trial” at the end. I loved the spiritual element that worked nicely into the overall plotlines. The characters were all interesting and well-written (especially Siasha and Ace of course, but also thought her father and Racik were very interesting as well), and although there were rampant punctuation/proofing errors, it wasn’t anything that significantly bothered me. I do feel like people who like this story, especially fans of Christian fiction and sci-fi will not be bothered by it, and instead will appreciate the whole book and the entire message it imparts. So happy that the next book is already published and I can start on it right away (I HATE having to wait!!) I know there will be more drama to come!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Claire Middleton on Jan. 17, 2018 :
I really enjoyed this book, “Revolution” (book 2 in the “Zandeji Chronicles” by Christopher T. Mooney). Right from the beginning we are pulled into this high-stakes story where Siasha’s world changes in the most dramatic… but not entirely unexpected…. way. The premise of ‘good versus evil” and fighting against persecution for one’s religious beliefs is one that has been well-covered in fiction and in film, yet this novel (and series) does have the unique angle (at least to me) of being written from a Christian perspective that is also an intense action/adventure set in another part of the galaxy, with overtly religious characters who make their faith and struggles an instrumental part of their decision-making processes and quest for survival. It continues right after the first one in the series (“Liberation”) and like the first I thought it was excellently written for the most part except editing things, and kept my attention from the dramatic, enticing opening to the somewhat-cliffhanger ending that leaves you wanting more There is a lot of action, especially towards the last 25% or so – didn’t want to stop reading! I’m sort of unclear how much time has passed in this book SO MUCH happens. It’s crazy. And for all the chaos and madness (as to be expected when fighting demons and oppression) in a way it was strangely uplifting, with a strong Christian message. I was genuinely surprised at a few things that happened, and thought the tension and narrative was great. I’m definitely ready for the next one in the series and recommend for fans of action science-fiction, drama, and religious fiction.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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