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Strength (The Aigis Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

S.M. Welles
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When gods are confronted by problems they can’t solve alone, they call upon mortals with supernatural abilities, called Aigis, to step in.

Seventeen-year-old Roxie Lohr has always wondered why her eyes glow different colors whenever she feels intense emotion. Aerigo, a captivating Aigis, not only gives her the answer but also whisks her away into a host of new problems. Suddenly, Roxie finds herself thrust into exotic worlds, an unexpected romance, and a conflict between gods in which only they can decide the outcome…

Praise for Strength

"I was completely consumed by this book! I did nothing for three days but read it! It is one of the best books I've read!"
T Nix
Book Reviewer

"This book is a page turner and hard to put down."
Sarah Strickland
Amazon Reviewer

"One of the best books I have read in years."
Whiteshadow
Book Reviewer

"This is a coming-of-age adventure with big action, a lot of excitement, and some teasing romance."
Laura
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"I love how the author took you to so many different worlds. It just shows how much creativity the author has."
BB


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About the Author

S.M. Welles and her two cats are currently enjoying the desert life in Arizona with a longtime WoW friend near the base of Mt. Graham. And like a lot of pro athletes, retirement is often temporary. Welles futzes around on WoW now and then (Sekiro1103). In additions she plays ARAM on LoL (Synlaga). You are more than welcome to run around and kill things with her whenever she’s taking a break.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4855 KB
  • Print Length: 374 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494438836
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: L & W Books; 2nd edition (December 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BA0416S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,432 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shield of the Gods February 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a page turner and hard to put down. S. M. Welles is very descriptive and puts her vivid imagination into characters and happenings which almost seem real. Looking forward to the next two books.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! March 29, 2013
By T Nix
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was completely consumed by this book! I did nothing for three days but read it! It is one of the best books I've read. I highly recommend it to all of my friends. I read a new book each week and this is a close second to the best book I've read all year. I love this book and am anxiously awaiting the second book. The ending truly threw me, I really hope that both of the aigis' will survive to the next book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story March 26, 2013
By Dylena
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a good book. It was new and exciting. The characters were well written and the plot line was good. The only thing I didn't like about the book was that some parts of the book seemed to slow and others parts went by a little to fast. But in all this author's book was good especially since its Welles debut novel. Plus I love how the author took you to so many different worlds. It just shows how much creativity the author has.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gasp! It's YA Sci Fi! February 8, 2013
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I'm always looking for new YA sci fi authors. With a YA market currently crammed with paranormal beasties I was looking for something different. Shield of the Gods did not disappoint.
As a debut novel it did have it's share of rough edges, but the storytelling elements are great. The first book in a proposed trilogy, Shield introduces us to a robust cast of characters centered around teenage Roxie and her companion/teacher/romantic interest Aerigo. Roxie is a convincing teen thrown into otherworldly scenario, seriously what 17 year old would take the task of stopping a multi-world war in stride? Roxie, who has grown up as an Earth Human finds out she's a being called an Aigis, a powerful entity capable of new god-like power. Aerigo, her teacher Aigis is a pretty imposing figure, you see him lifting buses, running faster than a speeding car and leaping tall buildings in a single bound. While the Aigis are presented as superhuman figures, living for thousands of years, Aerigo soon reveals to Roxie they are possibly the only two left.
The reason for this is the Villian of the story, the God Nexus. The author provides us with enough teasing glimpses of Nexus throughout the story to wonder what the heck made this god so twisted. The characters revolving around him are even more intriguing, such as the corrupted Aigis Daio and Kara the god's eerily passive mother. I can't wait to see where the author takes this dark half the character spectrum in the next couple books.
While the novel sports a pretty big cast of minor characters, Welles manages to pump a decent amount of personality into them, even characters you only see for a chapter leave an impression. Roxie and Aerigo visit several worlds during their journey, each world fleshed out with a unique alien race and culture.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Awkward prose October 17, 2013
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I really wanted to like this book. I tried, but I did not get far. Something about the prose just sounded awkward and made me cringe. Nor could I see sense in any of the main character's thoughts. So she meets this guy and believes everything he says because his eyes glow red? Wouldn't that be just a bit disconcerting? But there isn't the slightest push against him from what I read after that (which admittedly was not very far). She also just drinks a clear liquid he hands her in a cup, no questions. None of it seemed believable. I understand this was a Si fi book, but the fact that it could not make me suspend my disbelief means it has failed as a book (for me, anyway).

If cleaned up a bit, I think this could be a great series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read May 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I usually don't leave reviews but I really enjoyed this book. It reminds me of the Percy Jackson series. My daughter will read it next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars definately recomment reading all 3 in the series. February 26, 2014
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I was sucked into the entire series. It will pull at all your emotions throughout all 3 books. Would love to see it on film
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing story February 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Welles is a new author and this book does not disappoint. Roxie, the main character of this story, was well-developed and believable: unlike many of the 17-going-on-40 main characters you see in many fantasy books (who always seem too mature, too noble, too...good to be true), Roxie behaves as you would expect for an ordinary person thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Aerigo's calm competence is a good counterpoint to Roxie's adolescence. Daio's saucy arrogance makes him my favorite character in the book.

In addition to this dynamic cast of characters, Welles' description of the new worlds visited by Roxie is incredibly rich: I could imagine each environment vividly, and each world was distinctly different with its own culture, landscape and people.

I will definitely keep an eye on this author! She has promise.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Does she make it....
What a great read. Very well written and very interesting. A young girl finds out that she is not really human and that she must help stop a war between God's. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Brandi H.
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Nothing about this book interested me.
Published 3 months ago by Diane Krajenta
2.0 out of 5 stars terrible grammar
I am not an English expert by any means, but this book was just terrible with the grammar and some of the spelling also. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chris Hollowell
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book.
S.M. Welles creates a great lore, characters, and fuel for readers' imagination. The worlds that are portrayed and the scope of it all are fantastic. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Adam
1.0 out of 5 stars Badly written
So boring and badly written that I gave up after the first chapter. I am annoyed that I bought it at all.
Published 8 months ago by nicole birney
5.0 out of 5 stars Got the next in the series 2 seconds after finishing first
This has a good bit of training for the young Aigis which helps the story unfold. I enjoyed the read and couldn't put it down.
Published 8 months ago by Jackie Pryor
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Maybe more details than I like to read, but still a worth reading series so far.
Published 8 months ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Gods in the 21st Century
Reminiscent of the old Greek and Roman myths, but set in the 21st century, this adventure-a-minute saga is hard to put down. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Anastasia
4.0 out of 5 stars Strength
Multiple worlds, multiple gods, and all on the brink of a war brought about by selfishness. Follow our heroes as they try to stop the prophecy from coming true. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bratty_me27
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I enjoyed reading how this story unfolds and can't wait to start the next book. It definitely ended in a cliffhanger!
Published 12 months ago by Melissa
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