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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. This Kindle edition of 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.)

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

Tabletop-RPG Players Take Note: The Psionic Pentalogy world will soon be featured in award-winning game designer Lester Smith's D6xD6 Role-Playing Game book scheduled for release in the winter of 2014.

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 world and many of the characters, but it can be read as a standalone novel.

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: 2537 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AM1H5PK
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Supernatural Adventure March 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
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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21 of 23 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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10 of 11 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 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Moments, Some Interesting Starts January 10, 2014
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There are a lot of mysteries to the mind, but not all of them are easily observable or easy to explain. Most of the mysteries of the mind that I deal with have to do with my students and how they have gotten to be where they are. Sometimes, vaguely, I wonder if their minds are connected to what they are doing. That is about the extent of my knowledge of mental powers.

Well, that and what I’ve read about for shows like Stargate SG-1 and the X-Files and in the X-Men books.

Anyway, I saw this one available for free when I was searching the Sci-Fi section of the Kindle store. Given the price (FREE!) and the cover (nice art), I thought I would give it a try. It was different than most of the items I normally read on my kindle (and Sci-Fi in general) so, it was worth it.

The story is pretty straight forward – a tween named Adrian begins to develop peculiar psychic powers. He’s the equivalent of a blaster – his powers center around telekinesis and telekinetic damage. Naturally this is pretty awesome for Adrian until his powers attract the attention of other psionics, resulting in the death of his family and the disappearance of his sister. Adrian is introduced to several different groups of psionics running around each with their own agenda and motif. Some of the significant players aren’t even psionic themselves but represent places like the US Government. All of them are interested in any psychic development and almost all psionics are somehow affiliated with one (or more) groups.

Anyhow, through a series of events, Adrian eventually ends up with a psychic older woman and her adopted psionic daughter. For the first time Adrian has a few moments of peace and some real character building before that collapses due to him being a typical tween.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book in need of a better ending.
It really needed a better ending. It left way to much hanging for the next books that this first (of three) book didn't feel finished. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jennifer P
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Enjoyed the read. Different story line than most books I read. Very engaging.
Published 3 days ago by Merry Z.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Arrived in great shape!
Published 3 days ago by David A Carey
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting read
This is a YA, for sure, but was well written & had good pacing. One I don't mind letting my daughter read.
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Exactly a Teenager
The book description includes "A telekinetic teenager," but unfortunately the telekine is only 12. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Bret
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!
Wild=born has everything a science fiction addict would want. It kept my interest from first page to last page. I will be reading the next book in this series.
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
Really enjoyed the plot and suspense in this book!
Published 9 days ago by Jim S
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Well written, great story, good editing... what more could you want? I can't say it any better with the required nine more words.
Published 9 days ago by virgil kivett
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good book.
Published 10 days ago by Robin Gaylord
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a great story that keeps you sucked in from page 1
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... Read more
Published 12 days ago by charlie
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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.

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