Elements: The Beginning

Elements: The Beginning

by Kate Fuentes

NOOK Book(eBook)

View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details


Destiny brought them into this world to save mankind and malevolent forces will stop at nothing in order to annihilate them. Born with extraordinary powers, fraternal twins Gage and Talon Thorn learn how to control their mystical abilities. Tragedy strikes the family and their ordinary father Gable is forced to raise them on his own. Pain and loss encompass the Thorns as they persevere to live a normal life in a place determined to destroy their happiness. Soon their incredible gifts need proper nurturing and Gable recruits a special group of people to help in their upbringing. A sassy, tenacious nanny named Leia and an eccentric unorthodox warrior named Maui complete the dream team of mentors to aid in the complexity of their lives. The brothers are determined to protect the family that has sacrificed so much for their sake. Evil, wicked forces lurk in the shadows and the boys are in danger if they don't learn how to control their unique talents. Humanity rests in the hands of the young brothers as they embark on an epic adventure to save mankind from the dark emperor.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013785458
Publisher: Dreampath Books
Publication date: 04/18/2011
Series: Elements , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 611 KB

About the Author

I'm the author of a young adult fantasy series called Elements. I modeled the characters after my two sons and created the fantasy realm as a story to read to my children at night. I'm fascinated at the enormity of endless imagination that we as humans are capable of having, and enjoy being able to write fiction for others to appreciate as well.
I am quite passionate about writing but also enjoy helping those that are underprivileged, forgotten, and oppressed by working in a global reach department during the week in the hopes that I may bring attention to the causes which will, in effect, inspire others to volunteer or champion for those less fortunate locally and around the world.
I like to meet other people from diverse cultures and backgrounds and hope to one day travel to various locations and countries to volunteer in different areaa.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Elements 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
TheChaoticBuffalo More than 1 year ago
Series or Novel? I received this book from the author, Kate Fuentes. Book series come in several varieties. There are those based on a character or characters that are present in each book of the series. The characters may not change much from book to book in the series and the plot of any book in the series may not depend significantly on what occurred in previous books. To some extent, Tom Clancy’s books about Jack Ryan and the John Wells Series by Alex Berenson fall into this category and could therefore be read in any order. The Harry Potter books are an example of a series that must be read in order because the characters change and the series itself has an ongoing storyline. Some series – like Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series – have a storyline that continues throughout the series, but any book in the series can be read as a standalone or as an integral part of the series. Elements: The Beginning is the first book in a different kind of “series”; something I would call a cliffhanger series. There are several reasons – none good, in my opinion – that I can think of for turning a story into such a series. Regardless of the reason for doing so, the result is several incomplete books since all but the last have no ending and the last in the series has no beginning in itself. The Elements Series is the story of Gage and Talon Thorn – twins born in Montana but moved to New Zealand by their father when they are six months old. Under the guidance of their Maori nanny’s uncle, Maui, they learn to control and use the supernatural powers they’ve inherited from their mother and her Gaelic family. On their eighth birthday, they discover that they are instrumental in a prophecy related to the king of the underworld, Maradati, and his desire to destroy humankind. As the twins learn more about their powers, they realize that they are stronger together than they are separately. This knowledge is of little use as Talon is left behind when Gage dives through a closing portal in pursuit of Maradati. At about 150 pages, I see no reason to make this the first book of a series. Even the title screams for a single book called Elements. If the series contains three books, combining them would only create a moderately long novel that would likely allow for a less jumbled approach to the story. With dream/vision sequences and changes in tense and point of view, it’s often difficult to tell where in the story one is. Also distracting is the frequent mischoice and misuse of words – such as “detour” where “deter” is clearly intended. Ardent paranormal fantasy fans – regardless of context – will likely enjoy this one.
Brianna1 More than 1 year ago
Elements (The Beginning) was a thrilling read, that incorporated many twist and turns! Things are not always as they look is an old adage, which shows itself to be true in this wonderful book. Ms. Fuentes, creates an edge of your seat adventure! From the extraordinary events that surround Gage and Talon’s birth; to the description of the ancient evil. Plus, I literally let out a surprised, gasp!…at a certain part (do not wish to spoil it for you:), when Ms. Fuentes tossed in a surprising twist in the story. There hasn’t been many stories, that have actually surprised me; You know where there is supposed to be an…oh wow moment…and it actually turns into a…what now?… Not here in Elements, my mouth actually dropped open with…you’re kidding me right?!:)(Keep your eye on the birdies in the story:) When that happens, now…that’s a good story:) I recommend Elements(The Beginning) by Kate Fuentes, a Top Pick!:) Check out Ms. Fuentes second installment in the Element series!
Read_A_Book More than 1 year ago
Fuentes has created an epic tale of adventure in her debut novel, Elements: The Beginning. Born to a "gifted" mother and human father, Gage and Talon must learn to tailor their powers as an age old war between humanity and the underworld begins to threaten their very existence. I found this novel very interesting and really enjoyed the many different characters Fuentes brings to the novel. Watching Gage and Talon grow throughout the story was exceptionally interesting, especially as most novels gloss over these developmental stages, yet Fuentes follows the young boys from childhood all the way to their teens as they find new abilities and learn to overcome new challenges. I really enjoyed this first book in the series and am interested to know what happens next for the Thorn twins, especially as this novel concludes in medias res. Three stars.
Mousy75 More than 1 year ago
Exciting new author with unlimited possibilities! This is well written and very intriguing book which will appeal to a wide range of age groups. Can't wait for the next...
connie17 More than 1 year ago
Book sounds amazing can't wait to read!!