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, 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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781940534190
  • Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/5/2013
  • Series: World Aflame Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 961,243
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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  • Posted May 29, 2014

    It takes place in a sleepy town named White Halls. It¿s about a

    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. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2014

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    What a good read. Liked this book. To wake up one day and find o

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    In a world heading towards the apocalypse, one completely unmoti

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    When I began this book I really had no idea of what I was starti

    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. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2013

    Title: Wind Warrior Author: Jon Messenger Genre: New Adult Fan

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Good quick read

    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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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    check it out

    good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Fine read

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    If i hadnt been looking for

    Free book i would never find it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. i really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    we want more

    great read, I could see this becoming a movie!!!

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!

    Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    If I wanted to spend my time experiencing the story of a "w

    If I wanted to spend my time experiencing the story of a "wind warrior" I would just go watch Avatar: The Last Airbender. 

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2014

    Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger has me hooked. It is easy to pictu

    Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger has me hooked. It is easy to picture these characters in your head as go through the trials that they face. This book was so different from other books that I have read that I did not put it down until I came to the end. It captured my attention that thoroughly. If you are looking for a sweet romance, this is not your book. This is about finding out that you have a super power and that there are people trying to kill you (like your date to a dance).
    Xander falls for Sammy. It should be simple, but Xander is a wind warrior and Sammy is a fire warrior. They are supposed to hate each other. I found myself amused, angry and heartbroken when I read this book. This series is a must read if you are looking for something new. I give it 5 stars because it was so entertaining, I read it twice.

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  • Posted May 18, 2014

    I read a part of Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger in the Wonderstru

    I read a part of Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger in the Wonderstruck anthology and knew I had to read more. Messenger does a great job with this story about a college student, Xander, who finds that he is one of the four element group or castes that are responsible for the Earth’s circle of life. This is a coming of age story with a bit more boost than you might expect and there are many surprises that will keep you wanting more.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger is a very well written fantasy abo

    Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger is a very well written fantasy about the natural changes in the history of the Earth.  Maybe they aren't so natural after all?  Maybe, instead it is a case of the elemental castes taking control?  In this episode, the Fire Warriors are jumping the gun and trying to kill off the Wind Warriors.  There is enough action and suspense in this book for everyone.  And a bit of love at first sight, too.  I love that I am left with just enough questions to long for the next edition.  Well done indeed.

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    Wind Warrior is a very quick read that combines romance, action

    Wind Warrior is a very quick read that combines romance, action and elemental magic. I loved the character, Sean. I am definitely going to read more books in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    This book is unlike all other paranormal books that I have read.

    This book is unlike all other paranormal books that I have read. I loved it from the very beginning. I cant wait to read the rest of the series!!

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  • Posted April 24, 2014

    Welcome to the World Aflame series by Jon Messenger. We're divin

    Welcome to the World Aflame series by Jon Messenger. We're diving in today with a review of book one in the series Wind Warrior.
    Messenger has crafted a mythology with this series of elemental beings that wield the forces of nature to preserve the earth and keep the balance. He first introduces us to the main character of the series, Xander Sirocco, a young man traveling a dull path to nowhere. Xander and the reader soon discover that he is meant for much more than aimlessly attending college, he is the newest member of a dying cast of elementals, the Wind Warriors. Wind Warriors come from a family line of warriors, yet even though Xander still lives at home he has no knowledge of his heritage, until a strange girl comes to town. Suddenly all hell comes to town and Xander is trapped in the middle of a feud he is ready to battle in his mind, but not quite with his heart, soul and most importantly, his new found powers.
    The world crafted here, added with the mythology and the truly well thought out cast of characters is what makes this novel so attractive. In developing his world, characters, mythology, story direction, and plot; Messenger went into a new realm and came out swinging. There is a lot of action, clear intrigue and mystery, a nice romance angle that has potential disaster written all over it, and a lot of emotion.
    Action is what propels the story, but there are moments when the story moves a little slower than the plot demands, that minor flaw in an otherwise great book. I am definitely aiming to read the next two books in the series and interested in reading the other books in Jon's collection of works.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    I enjoyed Wind Warrior. Jon Messenger has a interesting take on

    I enjoyed Wind Warrior.

    Jon Messenger has a interesting take on the elements, and I have never read a book like this one before. I liked the characters. Xavier was sweet, not all that bright, but a really nice guy. I was unhappy with Xavier's grandfather and father keeping such important information from Xavier could have cost him his life.

    I liked this fast read, if you are a book with a different kind of story, Wind Warrior is for you.

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