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Paragon

(Legacy Code #2)

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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  538 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Book Two in the Bestselling Fractured Era: Legacy Code series

Tadeo Raines knows what they say about him. It’s all lies.

But lies are better than the truth.

He broke the rules once and swore he’d never do it again. Now traitors plot against the fleet, and he's tasked with hunting them down and stopping them. Permanently.

Tadeo was born to command, born to lead the last remnant
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Paperback, First Edition, 340 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by Diapason Publishing (first published November 30th 2014)
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Autumn Kalquist They are pretty dark, honestly. The main characters are ages 16-21, but the themes and plot are very adult. My readers are mostly adult--all ages.…moreThey are pretty dark, honestly. The main characters are ages 16-21, but the themes and plot are very adult. My readers are mostly adult--all ages. Hope that helps!(less)

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Vivian Jane ✯
**ARC provided by the author for an honest review!**
*Quotes may differ upon publication*
**This review contains spoiler from Legacy Code!
>>Link to review of Legacy Code<<
4 "TRAITOR" STARS!
I have one thing to say: I FREAKING KNEW IT!!! HAHAHAHAH!!!

Hearing the truth and believing the truth are two different things. Are you willing to give the insane a chance? Or will be living by the rules be the correct way of life?
After all, “In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”
― Akira Kurosawa
Pa
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Daphnee (daphneereads)
I truly can't get enough of this world! Love it! I loved to learn more about Tadeo and Zephyr. Now, I wonder if I will ever know what happens next?!
booknerd_dork
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received the copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Paragon starts where The Legacy Code ended, Era being in air lock. I wish she could somehow survived :/. I was crying through half of the book, the emotions of the characters are so strong I couldn't escape them.
There will be spoilers, so you may not read the review but want to say is that this series is a must read!!! so give it a try.
In this it is mostly from Tadeo's POV, I didn't like him that much in Legacy Code, I don't think i
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Dede
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So, this book was nuch better than the first one. And maybe because it was more action on it and not so much drama. I love books that have more action on it. Keeps me more alive and more focused on it.


I think the story and the writing was more mature than the first book. I have to say that the first book kinda bored me. But I still loved it. But this one… OMG! I wanted more, and more, and more. And when it finally came to the fun part… Boom. The End. So know I have to wait until 2015 to find ou
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Rob Roy
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I’ve read the two books before this one in the series. This one was not as good as its predecessors. It was more a rehash rather than the introduction of new ideas. If there is a fourth, I may just pass.
Cyanemi
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not into the slimy bad boy but the other stuff was great
Emily
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Bob
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It Got Me

A bit slow to start. What feel like unconnected pieces of writing start coming together by design. Like a jigsaw puzzle, you start to see the whole being filled in. Yes, this section connects here and you insert this tab like that and .....!
Now I want to read the sequel to this; AND the prequel.
I liked the way this story is being told. Two sections are complete. I need the other sections.
Jason
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Paragon picks up right where Legacy stops, which is actually really good, given the cliff hanger Legacy stops on.
We have a shift in characters in Paragon, Tadeo the future Captain of one of the major ships and Zephyr, one of the Captains of the less major ships, are the two key players in this story.
Whilst it does still focus on previous characters, the story has evolved, and as such, Autumn Kalquist has evolved the characters along with it, deciding to move the story to different characters, al
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Alan D.D.
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cuando comencé a leer este libro, había algo en él que no me dejaba avanzar, pero no sé qué era. La narrativa era la misma, el estilo era el mismo, obviamente la historia era la misma, pero sentí que el inicio fue forzado por alguna razón, y sigo sin entender por qué. Avancé un poco más, por fuerza de voluntad, y seguía en lo mismo.
Era un fastidio leer, algo no estaba bien en las primeras páginas, y solo ahora me doy cuenta de que era la actitud de Tadeo y la forma en que veía todo y actuaba lo
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Lola
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

After reading Legacy Code, the first book in this series, I was really curious to see how Paragon continued this series. I found paragon to be a little bit slower then Legacy Code, but it was still a good book. It continues some plot lines from the first book and introduces a few new ones. There are some surprised and it ended with a bang!

This series has me intrigued, it feels realistic, real and frightening at the same time. Humanity is alone i
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♣Tessa♣
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Let me start off saying, that if a second book can be better then the first, this is a prime example.

I don't want to give away anything, so I can only be vague. But this book far surpasses the first one (and I loved that one).

The characters are so real and complex, it's such a pleasure to read about them. Even the side characters are real, feel fully fleshed out, and contribute something to the story. Even if t
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B at Spare Time Book Blog
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Paragon picks up right where Legacy Code ended. This book was very interesting as it was in the point of view of Tadeo Raines. The man who air locked Era! I hated him in Legacy Code. I started to like him more in this one. I does make a difference when you see all the politics going on and what is inside his head. There was so much more then Era ever knew. This whole situation goes way higher up in the ranks then she knew. I wish Tadeo would have been able to talk to Era before she died though I ...more
Mariam Mohammed
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have received a digital ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The following review is, in no way, biased or altered; whether paid or free. Thanks to Autumn Kalquist for kindly providing me with an e-ARC of her book.
Contains safe spoilers.

Overall rating: 5 stars.
(or codes!) [Amazing!]

What I liked: This book was definitely better than Legacy Code. Where Legacy Code had told us the story in Era’s POV only, this book had multiple POVs and managed to give a better outl
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Lizzie
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read The Legacy Code and Paragon in one sitting, the both taking less than 4 hours. First, it was a relief to read a book by a new author that was well written and edited, with proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

The first book was free through Bookpub and I purchased the 2nd as it was sale at Amazon this week, based on the reviews already published. The first book is very short. The second is more lengthy.

I found the characters, the ship, and the politics interesting. The plot is slow i
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Ashley Anne
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015, arc
View this review and more on my blog: The Caffeinated Booknerd

Thank you to Autumn for providing me with an eARC of this book for review.

After such a heart wrenching ending to Legacy Code (see my review here) I was eager to get to read Paragon.
I wanted to see where the story was going to go.
Would the secrets Era discovered be told to the whole fleet?
So many questions!

The story was told through 3 different point of views, Tadeo, Zephyr, and another character which I won't name because it would
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Robert V
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Part 2 kicks the story up several notches.

I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book starts immediately after the action of book one, Legacy Code.

Good news! The depressing events of book one were not all reported accurately. One of the (apparently) dead characters managed to survive, barely. The struggles of this character to continue residing in the land of the living is one of the two main foci of the book.

The other is the royal-blooded securi
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Salwa
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5

eARC received from the author.

I felt like Paragon suffered from Second Book Syndrome. I don't know, even though there were a lot of revelations, I still liked Legacy Code better.

I guess Tadeo being a very stubborn character contributed to my dislike of this book. I really liked Era's narration and was completely immersed in the story because The Legacy Code was full of suspense and thrill. Tadeo was so annoying. So were all of the other characters; the Chief, the president, the board
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Joseph Giddings
Oct 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Have you ever read a book series that had a wonderful setting that drew you in, only to find the characters so loathsome and vile that you wanting nothing good to happen to them? Well, here is such a series. Kalquist's world is engaging, interesting, and immersive. You can feel the harsh life these people lead on these old derelict ships as they look for a New Earth. However, when the main characters enter into the mix, you want nothing good to happen to them. They are all flawed in some way, wh ...more
Jason H
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Autumn Kalquist continues to surprise me in the continuation of her Legacy Code series. This book was better than the first two, and makes me think I will keep reading as the next books come.

This novel plays out more as a political thriller than a sci-fi story, and that works. The setting is the fleet's command vessel, but the plot is all spies and intrigue. She uses multiple points of view here, which helps her tell the story, although I'm not the biggest fan of two out of three of the main cha
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Patrícia Costa
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sci-fi lovers
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Paragon starts right where Legacy Code ends, which was something I really liked.
The book is written in different POV's. That to me is really interesting and a really good way to know more of the main characters. For example, I started loving Zephyr in this book. We see much more of her in Paragon than in Legacy Code and we see how strong she is.
The book is really fast paced, full of surprises and the plot is very interesting.
Howev
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Daiane
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received an ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review

I thought this book was great! It had a great continuation from Legacy Code and it's filled with action packed scenes that makes you want to be inside the book. I clearly enjoyed it and I can't wait for the third book. Readers who love sci-fi or fantasy will have to read this! I can't say any negative comments because I have none. This book has twists and turns all the way that it has you guessing what will happen right till
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Aret
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy Moly..this series is GREAT! It's intense, exciting, heartbreaking, it pulls your emotions in so many different directions during the WHOLE book.

Paragon starts right where Legacy Code left off..if you were emotionally invested in Legacy Code, wait til you read Paragon. Paragon is Tadeo's story...I wasn't all that excited about him in Legacy Code but you get to see the whole picture and a different side of him in Paragon. There is more involved in this story but I won't give details, you've
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BERNICE
Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as the first book Legacy Code

This is a continuation of Legacy Code and is just as well written. Era is dead. But her partner is not. And Tadeo, who had followed orders to kill her, could not keep her out of his thoughts.

Can her partner stay alive long enough to be found on the planet? Is Tadeo's mother a traitor? What did Era hide and where is it? Are the traitors trying to destroy the ship?

This book is the continuation of the story about genetically modified humans searching for
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Erth
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like the way this book just stepped in and kept going where Legacy Code left off.

Tadeo Raines, one of the main characters, I did not like him in the beginning but he is growing on me. I think he and Era would have made a good team. But now she is dead. There’s more to Tadoe than meets the eye. He is loyal but also sneaky. I think he and Zephyr will end up together, or I hope they do. I am not sure if she can look over he and Era though.

There is so much going on in this face paced book that i
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Emmanuelle
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal...that's the best word to describe it. Autumn Kalquist manages to weave a tale that is jam packed with suspense and whodunit plots. In Legacy Code we were briefly introduced to Era and learned of her unfortunate demise. Paragon picks up right where Legacy Code left us at, starting with Tadeo having just airlocked her. Everyone now believes that the Paragon deka is safe since all the terrorists were taken care of, but is it? This story will take twists and turns you can't foresee, with ...more
Kim
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much better than the first one and I really liked it. It has so many twists and turns that keep you guessing throughout the whole book. It picked up where the first one stopped and I didn't even see a major twist at the very beginning. It is sad in some places, but moves on quickly enough not to dwell on the sadness. There are still some questions left over about the first book....like is the defect really real? Can a baby survive that has the defect? Who were ALL the traitors i ...more
Jim Brown
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, scifi
This was by far the best of the series. The first two books were really good but this one had just a little bit more meat to it. More characters. You could feel the pain hidden in the ship by the people. The under lying dissatisfaction among a group of them. Ones that were loyal but then something would happen a small series of events that would open their eyes to the issues talking place. A fine story and the development of the characters to me was spot on. Good speed story development. Even at ...more
Melissa
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-love
Paragon, book 2 of the Legacy Code series, held my attention from the very beginning. The story immediately started where the first book ended, this time switching to the POV of Tadeo Raines. It was hard to warm up to him at first, but as the book advanced, I learned more about his past that explained his behavior. In addition to Tadeo's POV, I learned more about events on the Paragon through Zephyr and a surprise character. Overall, this was a fast-paced story full of twists and thrills. I can' ...more
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