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Wind Warrior

Wind Warrior

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THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA, THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND, THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME, THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH. The sleepy town of White Halls harbors a dangerous secret. On a picturesque street, two houses down from a lovely little park, in a quaint little home with a wraparound porch, lives a family that seems rather normal. Sure,

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THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA, THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND, THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME, THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH. The sleepy town of White Halls harbors a dangerous secret. On a picturesque street, two houses down from a lovely little park, in a quaint little home with a wraparound porch, lives a family that seems rather normal. Sure, their twenty-year-old son, Xander, still lives at home, but he's going to college and dating the leader of the schools top sorority. It's all very...normal. However, when a man is miraculously saved from being hit by a bus, Xander's life turns in to the living embodiment of the tornadoes he can suddenly create with a flick of his wrist. Whether he wants this gift or not, Xander must learn to use his new 'super power' quickly if he wants to survive. For his kind is a dying race, and when this sleepy town has a sudden influx of new, blonde, fire wielders, no one is safe, especially Xander. It doesn't help that one of these blondes happens to be the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Xander can't deny the instant connection he feels to her so, when she tries to kill him, it certainly makes things complicated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940534190
Publisher:
Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date:
10/05/2013
Series:
World Aflame Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Jon Messenger (Born 1979 in London, England) serves as an United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2002, writing Science Fiction has remained his passion, a passion that has continued through multiple combat and humanitarian deployments. Jon wrote the Brink of Distinction trilogy, of which Burden of Sisyphus is the first book, while serving a 16-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Wind Warrior 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Susiefitzwater More than 1 year ago
It takes place in a sleepy town named White Halls. It’s about a guy named Xander who lives a normal life. Then one day his power comes to him and his life changes quickly. Around the time his power comes to a new girl comes to town by the name of Sammy.  This story was awesome. I loved the plot and the world that the author had created. He got his meaning of the story through you. This story was action packed and really had you feeling every emotion. I also loved the story behind it all. I think it would be cool to experience the powers they have. It is funny and it does have some sad parts. I do think it is sad about the cycle of things but love the poem that explains it.  The characters developed right along with the storyline. I also loved Xander best friends and the relationship that he had with them. There was surprises that had caught me off guard throughout the story. I was very happy with the ending and look forward to reading the next book. I definitely recommend this story to anyone who likes to read about people with powers and romance. 
Colleen2000 More than 1 year ago
What a good read. Liked this book. To wake up one day and find out you have a special power sounds like it would be cool except in this kids' life things are not that simple. He finds he must battle to save the Earth. He meets a girl then finds out she may be the enemy. All the while trying to learn how to control his gift. This book kept me right there, I couldn't put it down. I don't generally read Y/A but I would be lying if I said I didn't like it. This series is going to be a great adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a world heading towards the apocalypse, one completely unmotivated college student could be all that can save the world from complete destruction. Will he succeed? I don't know. Looks like I'm going to have to continue reading this series to find out just how concerned I should be about the impending apocalypse. I found the basic idea behind this story to be very intriguing, that there are select supernatural castes of people sent to the Earth to see it through specific phases of development. While it doesn't really focus on a religious aspect, for me it got me thinking about it, and I'm not particularly religious. It makes a certain kind of sense that God would send fire wielding super humans to destroy the Earth to be recycled. I find it a sign of a good book when it makes me think of things outside of the realm of the story itself. While the main character is in college, I would have no problem with my children reading this book in middle school or so.
claire7390 More than 1 year ago
When I began this book I really had no idea of what I was starting and had done no research into what it was all about so once I started I was pretty surprised. All I could think of at the beginning of this book is spiderman! The young man who finds out he has superpowers, and not being a huge fan of superhero stories and movies I was worried about what to expect but the story was well enough written to keep me reading on, and it definitely improved as the story went on and I'm glad I stuck with it even though this is way out of the type of books I normally read.  Xander was a likeable character and it was refreshing to read a book from a male pov. I felt it jumped into his powers very quickly and would liked to have seen more of his normal life as a twenty year old before jumping into his new found life so quickly.  This book however has me intrigued and I will definitely be fitting in the rest of the series to see where they will continue. 
Jessica_Peterson More than 1 year ago
Title: Wind Warrior Author: Jon Messenger Genre: New Adult Fantasy Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing Pages: 192 pages Best for: 15 and up (no sex, very little language) Check it out: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Good Reads I received this book from Clean Teen Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Good Reads Summary: THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA, THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND, THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME, THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH. The sleepy town of White Halls harbors a dangerous secret. On a picturesque street, two houses down from a lovely little park, in a quaint little home with a wraparound porch, lives a family that seems rather normal. Sure, their twenty-year-old son, Xander, still lives at home, but he’s going to college and dating the leader of the schools top sorority. It’s all very… normal. However, when a man is miraculously saved from being hit by a bus, Xander’s life turns in to the living embodiment of the tornadoes he can suddenly create with a flick of his wrist. Whether he wants this gift or not, Xander must learn to use his new ‘super power’ quickly if he wants to survive. For his kind is a dying race, and when this sleepy town has a sudden influx of new, blonde, fire wielders, no one is safe, especially Xander. It doesn’t help that one of these blondes happens to be the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Xander can’t deny the instant connection he feels to her so, when she tries to kill him, it certainly makes things complicated. I really enjoyed this book! Fast paced with lots of action and fantasy, and the promise for a great sequel! Jon Messenger’s writing is clean and crisp, making the book easy and enjoyable to read. The story was fairly simple, although there is a lot of promise for a complex conflict later on. Messenger doesn’t waste any time; you meet Xander, the main character and then BAM you head straight into the conflict. I had a little trouble connecting with Xander. I think perhaps it was because he’s a guy, and an unmotivated college student, two things I am not. I am a very motivated college student, not to mention a girl :) Anyway, that being said, I LOVED Sammy, and connected much better with her character. She is part of a complicated family, and has to figure out what she believes is right, which was a nice little sub plot that I enjoyed quite a bit. I hope to get more insight into her character in the second book. There is a long history of conflict between the Wind Caste (Wind Warriors) and the Fire Caste (Fire Warriors) that felt very High Fantasy to me; this book is set in our world though, in modern day, so it’s not written as High Fantasy. But you get to see a young man gain new powers, forced to learn how to use those powers out of necessity, and then rise to try to defeat a very powerful enemy. I’m really excited to see where this series goes because Wind Warrior was quite short, and I kept wanting to know more about the characters and what happened next. There’s a wealth of potential for this series, and as I read, I got the feeling that Messenger was a talented enough writer to really tap into that as the books progressed. I really hope he spends a little time fleshing out his characters in the next one, because he set a good foundation and the conflict is excellent. He has my attention. Don’t waste that. There is definitely insta-love in this book. HOWEVER, Messenger kept hinting that there was some sort of supernatural explanation for that, so I’m assuming that is coming in the next book. I’m interested to see what it might be. Also, since New Adult is such a new genre and is working on defining itself, I didn’t really think to categorize it as such until I looked on Good Reads and remembered the characters are in college. So while there is no sex and very little language, I would still categorize it as New Adult (thank you for some clean books in this genre!!) Secondary characters Sean and Jessica had a few chapters to themselves that were quite entertaining. I REALLY hope they join Xander as side-kick comic relief in the second book because they were very funny. I feel like they will add a nice layer of realness (not reality, no) to the story, because they are such ordinary people having to react to an extraordinary circumstance, and they react with humor (or, at least, they react in ways that are humorous to the reader). Always a positive. So I have high hopes for the second book. While I really enjoyed this book (hence the glowing review), it was not a book I felt compelled to read straight through in one sitting (hence the four stars rather than five). But I was highly entertained, and it was a pleasant, easy, well-crafted read.
EmilyAnneK17 9 months ago
Xander is a normal college student…that is, until he discovers he has the power to control the wind. His newfound power proves dangerous as he finds that there are others with wind and fire abilities as well as an ancient saying some of them are taking far too seriously. Is the end of the world truly coming, as the others proclaim? Wind Warrior, by Jon Messenger, was definitely interesting. This short novel introduces the themes, characters, and prophecies featured in the World Aflame Saga. The wind and fire abilities were neat. They were definitely not new ideas for abilities, but the theme backing the abilities along with the use of them made Wind Warrior entertaining to read. I am curious as to the extent of the characters’ abilities and the use of them in the coming novels. The romance between Xander and Sammi was almost instantaneous. The characters appeared infatuated with each other from nearly the moment they met, although their circumstances delayed them from changing their attraction into something more. They both claimed they were drawn to each other by something far stronger than simple attraction or infatuation. The power or deity behind their attraction, destiny, and abilities is something hinted at throughout the novel, but never explained, at least not in this book. In conclusion, Wind Warrior was an interesting fantasy and opening of the series. I am curious as to what will happen next.
Merlisk More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it. It was well written and had good depth.
APratt0414 More than 1 year ago
I have had this book since 2013 and have wanted to read it. I signed up for this tour so that I would force myself to finally read it. I have been wanting to start this series for forever, but I always had other books I needed to read first. I did enjoy the story of the elementals and the fight for control over the Earth. I had a hard time with this book because it felt rushed at times and things weren't fleshed out enough. There didn't seem to be a lot of explanation or development of the characters. I never really got a good connection to any of them. There were times where a character would act a certain way with absolutely no explanation as to why they did it. I think this could be a much better story if some information was given along with the event that is happening or at the very least some more character development. I also noticed quite a few grammatical errors but not enough to detract from the story. I think this could be a 4-4.5 story if more of the story was fleshed out. Right now I have to give it 3 books. I have the 2nd book in the series Flame Caller, but have not started it yet. I'm a little hesitant as I don't have any real connection to the story or the characters. I was hoping to have all of the books read for this tour so I could review the latest one but it didn't happen.
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eheinlen More than 1 year ago
Well-written, but I could not get into the story. Someone else might enjoy it more. The characters were realistic as was the world.
bthj44 More than 1 year ago
Good book easy to pick up and read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish it had some more character development, but do I plan read the other books in the series. It was a nice quick read that kept me entertained.
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flintJH More than 1 year ago
good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book but it seemed this particular topic needed a longer story and not so fast paced. But a fine read.
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Free book i would never find it
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great read, I could see this becoming a movie!!!
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manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!