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The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

The Paladin Prophecy rocks the young adult scene with the latest

The Paladin Prophecy rocks the young adult scene with the latest and greatest hero - Will West. Opening with a quiet intensity, Mark Frost adds a humorous plot and deep, endearing cast of characters to a brilliant world of mystery and adventure.

Peaceful Southern Calif...
The Paladin Prophecy rocks the young adult scene with the latest and greatest hero - Will West. Opening with a quiet intensity, Mark Frost adds a humorous plot and deep, endearing cast of characters to a brilliant world of mystery and adventure.

Peaceful Southern California sets the stage for the beginning of Will's journey. After spending his life following his Dad's 'Rules to Live By', rules that have kept him unnoticed and under the radar, Will's anonymity is threatened. The results of a test given to students nationwide sheds light on Will's extraordinary mind. Approached by Dr. Robbins, Will is offered a scholarship to a prestigious private academy that could possibly hold the answers to the questions that suddenly arise as his life is thrown into chaos. His parents are compromised and he's chased by men in black caps, proof if he ever wondered why his parents always lived so cautiously during his childhood.

Taking a chance on The Center for Integrated Learning is either the worst, or best, choice Will makes. Here he discovers the physical and mental potential his body may have and forges friendships with kids he can finally relate to. The Center also seems to be the place that does grant Will answers to his questions while dredging up many more for consideration. Frost puts Will and his new comrades: Nick, Ajay, Elise and Brooke through the toughest obstacles, but their teen resilience and comedic interludes keep all sane, including the reader! There's a strong connection between reader and the story, even when the plot picks up in action. Frost crafted Will and his friends, in particular, with such skill that it's too hard to believe that they're only fictional characters. Their lives and personalities are so relatable that every reader can find something in them that mirrors their own life.

The first title in what is sure to be a thrilling trilogy, The Paladin Prophecy demands attention. Frost gives readers more than just an entertaining novel that mixes ingenious supernatural lore with science-fiction elements. Will West will become part of every day lives and inspire young teens, especially, to explore themselves while reaching out for something more. Frost excels in speaking directly to the younger audience through characterization and hip dialogue, but any age group will enjoy and gain appreciation for The Paladin Prophecy!

*I received an ARC via Random Buzzers' Ambuzzador program in exchange for an honest review*
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posted by Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks on December 22, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great Read

Fast moving, mysterious, engaging. Liked it alot. I hope the next book comes out soon.

posted by 123MK on March 9, 2013

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  • Posted March 9, 2013

    Great Read

    Fast moving, mysterious, engaging. Liked it alot. I hope the next book comes out soon.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Standard YA fare

    Quite similar to 'I Am Number Four' but better written. Same too-inviniclbe hero with super powers that conveniently appear when needed. Good story overall but the author got carried away and packed in way too much for one book. I would have preferred more character development and interaction, and less hurtling from one action scene to the next. But I guess that's YA for you. Wonder when the movie franchise will start?

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