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

Adrian Howell
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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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. The Kindle edition of the first book, Wild-born, is currently being offered free or at heavily reduced cost.

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.)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2241 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARMPOBQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,105 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 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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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 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 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars no sophomore slump here May 24, 2014
By NS
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I love how Adrian "creates" a family for his characters, reminding us that in many families, this is the norm: we find people who need us, who complement us, and who live is, and we share our lives with them. His characters are very real, heart warming and at times heart rending. Very enjoyable read.
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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book, couldn't put it down! March 21, 2014
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The characters come alive. I laughed and I cried, it felt like I was with them through it all. Now I have to get the next book. A war is coming and I can't leave it without knowing everyone is ok.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it January 8, 2014
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Loved the story but you have to read it yourself I won't spoil it. Please do check this book out you will love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This series amazed me. I found it very hard to put down & could't wait for the next one!
Published 8 days ago by sandi
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tower
Loved it, can't wait to readers the next book.
Published 15 days ago by L. Ingram
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Well written.
Published 29 days ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great follow up to the last book!
Published 1 month 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 1 month ago by Gabur
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book! This book was exciting and well written
excellent book! This book was exciting and well written, as I could not wait to get to the next chapter. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Donna Bagby
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book!
don't let the name scare you, this book is about kids and adults with powers, and it has a great storyline. I'm buying the third book now!!!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars good
Good reading
Published 2 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I didn't want to put it down.
Published 2 months ago by Michael Scrimpshire
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent work
It's always nice to see well written young adult fiction. I'm no youngster, and love it. Great character development, plot is good, and moral issues are handled well without... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Suzanne from Magnolia
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More About the Author

Adrian Howell (pen name) is the author of the Psionic Pentalogy: five novels that follow the life of a telekinetic teenager through a dark world of warring paranormal factions, deadly religious cults and secret government organizations.

Born of a Japanese mother and American father, Adrian 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.

If you wish to contact the author directly with any comments or questions, try:
adrianhowellbooks@gmail.com

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