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"Amazing book... enough conflict and excitement to keep the pages turning." - The Schwartz Reviews (Review Blog)
"The author absolutely nails the teenager's view point with his writing style... Great read." - The Book Igloo (Review Blog)
"A gripping climax." - Rach Lawrence Books (Review Blog)
From the Author
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.)
- ASIN : B00ARMPOBQ
- Publication date : December 21, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 13565 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 330 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #850,154 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For those who have yet to read Wild-Born: Psionic Book 1, maybe some SPOILERS now for the rest of this paragraph - only, why would you read this if you haven't read Book 1? Anyway, 13-year-old Adrian Howell is having a year. Months ago, his telekinetic ability kicked in and got his parents murdered and his little sister abducted. Got himself abducted, too, and experimented on. The only good news to come out of this was that he met the hider/finder Cindy and the damaged, 8-year-old healer/telepath Alia, two folks he would eventually come to regard as family.
Psionic: The Tower (Book 2) keeps on chronicling Adrian and Alia's progression as characters and as broken people on the long road to recovery. Fresh out of captivity, Adrian and Alia find respite in a community of Guardians. Cindy, deemed the most paramount cog in that community, seeing as how her cloaking ability mutes the Guardians' presence from psychic detection, gets special treatment, one example of which is her swanky penthouse residence in a lofty tower. And since Cindy serves as surrogate mom to Addy and Alia, the kids are along for the perks.
We know the score. We suspected that peace of mind would prove an ephemeral thing. But, in between the persistent antsy feeling, there's stuff to enjoy. There's deep gratification in Alia's story arc, how far she's come along. I love her relationship with Adrian, and that Adrian eases off on his angst enough to tell Alia that she's like his little sister to him. With Cindy and Adrian around and some stability and security in her life, Alia begins to blossom. Who knows, she may even try her hand at speaking instead of communicating strictly thru telepathy. As for Addy, his routine isn't as bucolic. Still struggling with his telekinesis, he's assigned a combat instructor in the shape of an enigmatic and super-surly teenaged girl named Terry. Addy's resentment - because Terry isn't the sort to ease up on her training - is compounded when he begins having unsettling dreams with her in them. I'm sure these dreams don't figure in the plot.
The Guardians' sworn enemies, the Angels, are still out there, still probing the Guardians' defenses. And Addy's sister, Cat, is still out there, held captive by the Angels. We also get a solid notion of the Angels' end game. Not too surprisingly, it's world domination.
This author knows how to balance character development and world-building and wild action. Maybe, more than anything, I like that there's a real price to pay in this world, real-life consequences. Adrian isn't a perfect kid. He's often times petulant and prone to temper tantrums. He second guesses himself all the time. He's selfish and impulsive. He all the time feels bad that he hasn't done more to go after his sister, Cat. Adrian is at times unlikable, but it's because he comes off as a real person. I'm smack in the middle of Book 3 right now, so I can't say yet that this level of excellence carries on thru the entire pentalogy. But where I'm at right now, this series is unputdownable stuff. I honestly don't care as much for the big picture stuff - the Guardians versus Angels conflict - as much as I'm jonesing for the personal, more intimate stuff. I can't wait for Addy and Alia to hone in on their powers even more. Can't wait for Addy to find Cat. Can't wait for more of Terry, a teen girl who can kick any number of adult asses. And, hopefully, we're graced with more scenes of Addy and Alia just hanging out. Those day-in-the-life bits may be my most favorite moments. The author has written these characters as dang engaging (especially when Addy isn't aggravating) and has infused such a credible sense of jeopardy that I'm kept at the edge of my seat as I flip thru the pages, fingers crossed that my favorite characters stay okay.
The book still held a lot of tension. For some reason, the Angels and Guardians have both decided Cindy is the most important psionic in the world. I'm not entirely convinced on that. Still, it does mean we can expect anything at any time. Even from an innocuous nightmare.
I am so looking forward to the next book in the series!
Top reviews from other countries
The characters from the first book undergo considerable character development, not just due to plot but also to their interaction with each other. Well worth, if you haven't already, reading the first book to see where the characters came from. Alia and Adrian have a close bond due to their time together with the Wolves and Adrian's support has allowed Alia to put her own demons to bed and behave more like the child she should be.
Again the pace is fast moving with plenty of attention to detail. Well edited and a pleasure to read.