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The Tower (Psionic Pentalogy Book 2) Kindle Edition

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Length: 302 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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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
  • Publication Date: December 21, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARMPOBQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,908 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.

To learn more about the author and his novels, visit
www.adrianhowell.com

To contact the author directly with any comments or questions, email
adrianhowellbooks@gmail.com

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sean P. Endress on April 12, 2013
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kristine on November 2, 2013
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jan Phelan on 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rune on April 7, 2014
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cas on August 2, 2014
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I've enjoyed both the first and now this second book in this series. It's just believable enough to keep you interested and wondering what comes next. The characters are deep and true, and it's easy to picture the events unfolding in the story. Can't wait for the next installment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. A. Lohr on 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elaine on October 15, 2014
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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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