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The Tower (Psionic Pentalogy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Adrian Howell
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Book Description

A telekinetic teenager. A telepathic child. A psionic war.

After a very shaky beginning as a wild-born telekinetic, Adrian is elated to discover that his new home is at the center of the world's largest psionic city. It should have been a dream come true, but something here is just not right. It's not just that his sister is still missing, or that he is being forced into a rigorous combat training program that is slowly turning him into a killer. Something rotten is hiding... inside him. Adrian must discover the truth behind his recurring, shadowy nightmares, and face the possibility that the greatest evil threatening everything he holds dear might, in fact, be himself.

The Tower is the second book of Adrian Howell's Psionic Pentalogy: a supernatural adventure series with psychic children, teens and adults, telekinesis, telepathy, and many twists and turns in a harsh urban fantasy world.

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
(Recommended for readers aged 13 to 3013.)

Read all five books of Adrian Howell's Psionic Pentalogy in order:

Book One: Wild-born
Book Two: The Tower
Book Three: Lesser Gods
Book Four: The Quest
Book Five: Guardian Angel

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

The Tower is the second installment of the Psionic Pentalogy. Though each of the five books in this series has its own standalone plot, unique side characters, conflict and resolution, nevertheless they are meant to be read in order. So if you haven't yet read the first book, Wild-born, now would be a good time to go pick that one up.

To those of you who have read Wild-born and liked it enough to continue on with this series, I sincerely hope you enjoy this book too. Without giving away any major spoilers, allow me to say that The Tower is, in many ways, the beginning of the larger story arc that continues through to the end of the series. An important new character is introduced while the original cast is further developed and the world setting is expanded upon. This is the deep breath before the plunge. As such, some readers might find the first half of this book to be a little on the quiet side, but I do promise a deafening climax at the end.

Thank you for continuing with this story. (And again, please post your reviews.)

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  • File Size: 2248 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent again March 2, 2014
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This series is similar in some ways to the Harry Potter series. Classical Good Vs. Evil. Enough plot twist to keep interest up. Not just for adolescents either, I'm 70 and am enjoying it. Just like the Harry Potter series which I've read 3 times. Would be nice to see a movie series about Adrian, Alia, Terry and Cindy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good writing bogged down by slow plot April 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions below are entirely my own.

"The Tower" picks up where "Wild-born" left off, meaning that those reading through the series in succession will be relieved by the lack of rehashing, but those trying to jump into the middle will feel quite left out. Effort is made to catch them up, but the finer points and subtleties are lost without reading the first book. Therefore, I highly recommend that you read that one first - doubly because from this point on, spoilers for the first book may appear. There will be very vague plot references to the second, but nothing that will be very "spoiler-y". If you'd rather skip it (or my ridiculously long reviewing style!) head on down to the last full paragraph, my "bottom line".

After being rescued from the Psionic Research Center in "Wild-born", protagonist Adrian Howell and his adoptive family seek new shelter. They find themselves a safe haven, certainly, but with the exception of a few rough encounters, this new home is almost too safe for my tastes, in the sense that much of the story feels like a training montage - the plot does not really pick up until the climax of the book, creating a sudden and jarring shift from comparative peace and almost slow-motion pace to the snappy, engrossing, page-turning style of the first book.

That is not to say that the first three quarters are not worth reading - the author is able to put the urban fantasy's style of world-building to work, clearly constructing an environment populated with interesting and diverse characters, including a few additions to the main cast in whom I am genuinely interested. Even the side characters have their charms.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing page turner November 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I had previously read book one, so I knew what to expect. Despite having read the first book (I read a few books between the first and second) my memory was foggy of the first one. After reading the first few pages, Adrian explains that he won't recap. But he does recap just enough for you to remember where you left off. This amazing book is rated as FIVE stars and it earned every one of them.
It starts off with the narrator, which this being a first person is none other than Adrian Howell. They have escaped the research center and are headed to their new home... With the Guardians! Yes, that is right, Adrian's new family chose a psionic faction to side with and things are going to change for Adrian. They arrive quickly at NH-1, or New Haven One, their new home. And while there are quite a bit of luxury here, there is also a lot of work to be done...For Adrian.
Adrian Howell is a destroyer, his psionics make him the perfect soldier. But Adrian doesn't want that, he wants to live in peace. Nevertheless, he is trained by Terry who "was raised by wolves". He is also taxed with homeschooling, and teaching Alia (his younger `sister') to mouth speak. I was slightly saddened at the burdens placed on Adrian. He seems to be, at 13 years of age, more a father to Alia than a brother. Teaching her to swim, ride a bike, talk, and basically tied to her side 99% of the time. It is the only downside, or problem, that I had with this novel.
"Then perhaps it would surprise you to know that we got an anonymous call that gave us not only your exact location, but also informed us that a team of Seraphim were hunting ou, and would probably have arrived before sunrise."
As alsways, there was enough conflict and excitement to keep the pages turning. I, for one, read the book within a week.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tower June 23, 2014
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Excellent READ. Once you read this one you will probably be like me. I can hardly wait for the next in this series. Good, believable characters that quickly come to life and acquire a life beyond the page. The action is fast paced and seldom lags which makes you eager to READ on until done. Enjoyable experience. I definitely will READ more by Adrian Howell.
Jan Phelan
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling story! April 7, 2014
By Rune
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I've always been fascinated by the idea of psionics, and Adrian's books do not disappoint! The premise of his Psionic Pentalogy is deep and interesting, and I'm excited to read more!

Definitely a good choice!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars captivating November 30, 2014
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The main character comes into his own in this book. I love the relationship between him and his sister. And there is just as much adventure as the first in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD! October 15, 2014
By Elaine
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Number two is better than one. No matter your age you will enjoy this book. It picks up where one left off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars January 20, 2015
By sandi
This series amazed me. I found it very hard to put down & could't wait for the next one!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fun read fourteen on up!
Good for all ages from young adults thrown ups. Some interesting twists and surprises
Published 2 days ago by David Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars The tower
A fast paced book. Kept me up reading to see what happens next. I recommend this book to every one, every age.
Published 28 days ago by Dianajewell
4.0 out of 5 stars great story and characters
I love this series. The story sucked me in from the very beginning. Although it says young adult don't let that dissuade you from reading it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stephanie Guerena
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I love this second book as well as the first! I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys science fiction! I gave it five stars because I didn't want it to end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I really liked it
It was hard getting into , and then it got very interesting. I really liked it
Published 2 months ago by Kathleen R. Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars As the story continues from Wild Born, it picks ...
As the story continues from Wild Born, it picks up the pace in The Tower. Enjoying the exciting twists and a few surprises, I found myself eagerly anticipating each new chapter... Read more
Published 3 months ago by TJ Suzuki
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tower
Loved it, can't wait to readers the next book.
Published 4 months ago by L. Ingram
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Well written.
Published 4 months ago by Kara
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great follow up to the last book!
Published 5 months ago by Jim S
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very easy to read and entertaining. I look forward to reading the next one in the series.
Published 5 months ago by Gabur
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More About the Author

Born of a Japanese mother and American father, Adrian Howell (pen name) was raised for a time in California and currently lives a quiet life in Japan where he teaches English to small groups of children and adults. Aside from reading and writing fiction, his hobbies include recumbent cycling, skiing, medium-distance trekking, sketching and oversleeping.

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