Phoenix (Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes Series #1)

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It is 350 years after the events of The Five Ancestors. Phoenix Collns lives in Indiana with his grandfather who is teaching him kung fu. But Phoenix's real love is mountain bike racing. When unsettling  events reveal that his grandfather is not only one of the legendary five Cangzhen monks, but also almost 400 years old, Phoenix must race the clock if he is going to keep his beloved ancestor alive. Traveling to China, he meets an intriguing young woman who is a talented biker and a terrific mechanic. She ...

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Overview

It is 350 years after the events of The Five Ancestors. Phoenix Collns lives in Indiana with his grandfather who is teaching him kung fu. But Phoenix's real love is mountain bike racing. When unsettling  events reveal that his grandfather is not only one of the legendary five Cangzhen monks, but also almost 400 years old, Phoenix must race the clock if he is going to keep his beloved ancestor alive. Traveling to China, he meets an intriguing young woman who is a talented biker and a terrific mechanic. She offers to help him, but can she be trusted?

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6–9—In this nonstop action ride, Phoenix Collins must depend on his love and talent for kung fu and mountain-bike racing to save his guardian grandfather's life. After thieves ransack their house and steal Grandfather's rare dragon bone powder, it's up to the teen to travel to China to try and procure more. The dragon bone is the only thing keeping the elderly man alive-as it has for hundreds of years. Fans of Stone's popular "Five Ancestors" series (Random) will welcome this volume, the first in his new series. The story is set in the modern day, so instead of battling armies and a corrupt emperor, Phoenix and his friends battle mad scientists and doping in the world of competitive cycling. Exciting descriptions of off-road biking and fight scenes balance out lengthy explanations of types of cycles and different gear. Fans will enjoy seeing favorite characters alive after many centuries, still teaching kung fu and handing off the good fight to a new generation.—Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington County Public Libraries, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Kung fu, bicycle racing and an ancient Chinese supersteroid provide the central elements for a spinoff series opener set in the modern era from the creator of the Five Ancestors heptalogy. Learning to his amazement that his "grandfather" is actually almost 400 years old, orphaned Indiana teenager and gifted trail-bike racer Phoenix finds himself on a fast flight to China after intruders steal the "dragon bone" dietary supplement that has been keeping the beloved old man alive. The quest takes him from Kaifeng--where he falls in with live-wire, if not (as it turns out) entirely trustworthy, beauty Hú Dié, who is as good as he is on a bike and better in a fight--to Texas. There he engages in an extended and violent climactic dust-up with the baddies scheming to (mis)use the dragon bone as a performance enhancer. Stone stirs in characters and locales that connect new series with old. He also mixes plenty of well-informed racing-bike talk and action (on trail and cyclocross courses alike) with spectacular feats of kung fu, battles against well-armed heavies, comedic and sentimental moments, twists of fortune and other conventions of martial-arts tales. A thrill ride from start to finish for fans of high-speed plank hurdles and scorpion kicks alike. (Fantasy. 11-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375870972
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Series: Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 308,599
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Stone

JEFF STONE lives in the Midwest with his wife, their two children, and a python named Yokwan (Cantonese for "Jade Bangle"). Mr. Stone holds a black belt in Shaolin-Do kung fu. He had the honor of traveling to China with the Shaolin-Do grand master and test for his black belt at Shaolin Temple. Like the Five Ancestors, Mr. Stone was adopted as an infant. He began searching for his birth parents when he was 18 and found them 15 years later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    To which is the first book SPOILER ALERT

    Read the overview it says that it takes place 350 years after the other books. Tiger is the first book. Pheonixs grandfather is actually seh from the five ancestors original book. He and long and pawpaw are the only ones still alive becse they take dragon bone just like ying did.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Excellent

    Great book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Tiger is the first book.

    Then monkey. Then snake. Then crane. Then eagle. Then mouse. Then dragon.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    I LOVE THE FIVE ANSCESTORS AND NOW THIS IS JUST SO AWESOME AND COOL! RIGHT?

    This is so AWESOME! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Rating/Review

    I read this book and let me tell you. Its AMAZING!!!!!!! The action in the story brings the book to life. I couldn't put the book down. Literally. :-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Oops,Iwrote"Coooll"twice!!!!!!!!!

    Homies!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????what the-

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Gks

    Awsome book it was so good i read it twice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Greatbook

    Greatbook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Hello my name is grace

    I love boys that have brown hair and are tan.FYI im 13

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Amazing

    Thia book was amazing and i havent even read the full book yet just the preview.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 19, 2013

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    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    To james

    Im 12 im keeli. I have blond hair and brown eyes. Where do u live? Plz reply.
    Lovekeeli.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Hi

    Hi are you curious

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    To belo

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Ladies im 13 and single looking for a gf plz reply

    Plz view and reply with answer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    WICH IS THE FIRST BOOK?????!!!!!!!!

    Plz tell me it says number one on here and on tiger plz respond

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    To ocina

    No thank you ioove blondes

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