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Wild-born (Psionic Pentalogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Adrian Howell
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Book Description

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

When young Adrian Howell discovers he possesses powerful telekinetic abilities, he is plunged into a sinister world of warring paranormal factions and terrifying government organizations. Adrian must discover what really happened to his missing sister. But to do this, he will first have to find his place among fugitives like himself, and protect the life of a deeply scarred child who can speak only through her mind... a child who will change Adrian's life forever.

Wild-born is the first 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.)

Wild-born was chosen as a FINALIST in the Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards Contest.

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


"Has enough gore, conspiracy and heart to appeal to the mature reader also... to date the best produced e-book I have seen." - Between the Leaves (Book Review Blog)
"I was unable to put the book down and I raced to the finish line." - The Schwartz Reviews (Book Review Blog)

"This book will be good for your mature 12 year old, and can probably be enjoyed into high school." - Science Fiction And Such (Book Review Blog)

From the Author

Wild-born is the first installment of the Psionic Pentalogy, a series of five full-length novels that follow the life and adventures of a telekinetic teenager and telepathic child through a dark world of secret paranormal societies and deadly religious cults. The protagonists start fairly young, and mature over the course of the series, which spans approximately five years of their lives. Wild-born covers the first year, introducing the psionic world and many of the primary characters.

In order to guarantee the quality of the writing and overall storyline of the series, all five books of the Psionic Pentalogy were completed before any of them were published. While the story is told from a teenager's point of view, the books were never written with an exclusively young adult audience in mind, and I am hopeful that readers of all ages will enjoy the series. (And please do post your reviews.)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2541 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AM1H5PK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,009 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By charlie
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WOW - not a single moment where nothing is happening. It was action from start to finish. I know there are a lot of books about people born with powers but I felt this one was different. Following the story of a child left on his own with powers he does not understand, trying to find his sister, and making his way through a new world. There are several different factions after him and a few people trying to help him. You don't know who to trust and what is really going on. It keeps you on your toes from beginning to end. Great great story! Some violence but no sex and not too scary for teens
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely and thoroughly surprised by this find!! January 27, 2013
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I'm only 50% into the first book, I have the next 3 books as well, but I wanted to write a review since I'm not seeing any here for this author. The book is good, really good. It's extremely well thought out. It's written in an amazing way, first person (which sometimes is off putting but not here), excellent editing (I've only found one word that I was curious about it's placement)and the storyline keeps you reading. It begins with a boy of 12, it's the telling of his story, in his words, but it reads so much more than that. You aren't burdened with the antics of a 12 year old, mostly because he hasn't had time to fully appreciate being a kid, and you get to watch him mature while enduring so much a 12 shouldn't have too. It continues beyond the age of 12, so don't think it's a 'kid' book, that's simply where it starts. I'm infatuated with the book so far. I may have to come back and revise this review but I seriously doubt it. If you like the unusual, beserkers, angels, guardians, and superhuman abilities, then you'll love this. I am not a 'reviewer' so please don't think I did this because I had to. I was just completely surprised by the lack of reviews on here and had to post something. This author can write, and it's so refreshing to find one that can tell a story, make certain it's edited (readable), and do it in such a bang up way! Kudos to you Mr. Howell. You have earned a loyal follower :-)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just Another Young Adult Book September 28, 2014
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Really enjoyed this book. The 13-year old hero was believable and I really related to him. He had heart. The action kept me interested and made me think what I would do in his position. I love books that make me think. The ending was satisfying with enough threads to make you want more. In the beginning, he says he didn't realize everyone else didn't have things falling or breaking near him. That is so totally realistic. We think everyone experiences the same things we do. I will add that I am a 70-year old great grandmother. This book is not just for teens.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful exciting read January 5, 2014
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Once you start reading you don't want to put it down. The way it is written keeps you very interested to find out what is going to happen next.I can't wait to read the next episode.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great beginning! September 27, 2014
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This is an unusual paranormal series. There is no love story per se but there is a lot of family kind of love and the author really has the adolescent mind down pat. It is an incredible adventure and I am really looking forward to reading more. It reminds me a lot of how much I enjoyed Harry Potter, and the twilight series. There is definitely a lot more story to this adventure.
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35 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Supernatural Adventure March 23, 2013
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A supernatural adventure with giant hurdles to overcome, Adrian (the young main character) faces many emotions while trying to save his own way of life. This novel was very well written and was hard to put down. A FOUR STAR read for readers seeking an adventure through a world saturated with hidden supernaturals.

Adrian Howell is a 12 year old boy when his world is flipped upside down. He is captured and he loses his sister, after he witnesses the murder of his parents. His old games playing with his telekinesis are no longer games, and he is forced to grow up quickly in order to survive. He manages to escape his captor, but his life does not get easier for him afterwards. He is faced with challenge after challenge, overcoming each and everyone of them. While the book does not end with a hook, it is obvious that there is more to Adrian's story, some rocks left unturned and some adventures left unadventured.

I found that the main character was a little bit too young for me. I would have liked him to be slightly older, even 15 or 16 would have helped. As a reader, and a mother, it was hard reading an adventurous story about a parent-less 12-13 year old. I also felt that some of the less exciting parts in the novel, when Adrian gets comfortable or is waiting, lasted too long. I like action packed novels with something exciting within each chapter. I didn't mind too much, however, because the story being in Adrian's head allowed those moments for more emotions to be played in his head (guilt, worth, etc).

Overall, the novel was a great read. A few small issues that irked me slightly, but in the end I was unable to put the book down and I raced to the finish line. Finishing the book I was very satisfied with how it all went down and I look forward to reading the next book in this series. Great work Howell (I mean the author here, are you a telekinesis too? haha).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take this journey, you won't regret it. July 30, 2014
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Great summer escape the heat or reality whatever. This first volume of a five part series is free so what have you got to loose? I loved the authors take or leave it I could care less attitude in the intro and from there I got hooked. Hooked by the ongoing at times far fetched storyline but hey this is fiction, but more so by the main troupe of characters and a few of the later supporting cast. I really dreaded coming to the end of the series and stretched it out as long as possible, but without reviling anything the author does leave the door open a crack? I hope he decides to open it and venture through it and continue this series whitch would take place in the not to distant future of where this chapter of the saga ends.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book!!!
Good book - interesting and I got through it quickly. I'd recommend the book and look forward to reading the next one in the series.
Published 10 hours ago by jeff
3.0 out of 5 stars I love the main character! He is eleven!
This book sort of had me believing it was true! It is very well written and easy to follow. You don't get bored, is full of page turning events. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Amy Hensley
4.0 out of 5 stars Wild born
Even though I'm 60. I could not stop reading this book. It's a nailbiter and nonstop action. And there's good and kindness in this world.
Published 5 days ago by karl Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Great read. Couldn't stop until I finished it. Suitable for adults and older children.
Published 6 days ago by grandma Lois
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good story line but it has some problems
Pretty good story line but it has some problems. Overall I liked the story and will probably read the next book in the series but it is not a barn burner.
Published 6 days ago by dragonsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasantly surprised!
I downloaded this book so I would have something light hearted to read as I had just finished a very heavy and complex trilogy. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Joe
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually five stars...
I tried to change it but couldn't. I'm 64 and enjoyed this book immensely and would highly recommend it. In my opinion, it's an ageless read - child to adult.
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Promises and powers
A normal boy with two parents, a sister, and a normal life suddenly finds himself an orphan and a hunted fugative with mysterious powers and forced to determine who is friend or... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars don' t pass up
a definite must read one of the best books I've ever read action-packed thrills will tug on your heartstrings
Published 12 days ago by ll
4.0 out of 5 stars good
It was different from my usual reading, but entertaining. It keeps your interest. I would recommend it to others looking for something different.
Published 12 days ago by Sonja
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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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