Joel Suzuki, Volume Three: Legend of the Loudstone

Joel Suzuki, Volume Three: Legend of the Loudstone

by Brian Tashima


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998775548
Publisher: Prism Valley Press
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Series: Joel Suzuki , #3
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Brian Tashima was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, but it was too warm and sunny for him, so he moved to Vancouver, Washington in 2000 and has lived there ever since. Besides being an author, he is also a musician who has won a Hoku award (Hawaii's version of the Grammys) and currently fronts the bands Second Player Score and Walk On Gray. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for Autism Empowerment and is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), Willamette Writers, and the Northwest Independent Writers Association. In his free time, he plays golf, herds cats, and hangs out with his two awesome kids.

Table of Contents

1. The Coffee Shop

2. The Yellow Rock

3. The Trial

4. Chroma Canyon

5. Groaning Geyser

6. The Chase

7. The Debate

8. New Discoveries

9. A Mysterious Figure

10. Keeper of the Light

11. Soulshifter

12. The Triplets

13. Thinker of Deep Thoughts

14. Firelight Highway

15. Outpost Eight

16. Busking

17. The Redivision

18. The Royal Tower

19. In Limbo

20. The Facility

21. The Public Yards

22. Town below the Mountain

23. Five-Point Province

24. The Angry Fog

25. Good News and Bad News


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Joel Suzuki, Volume Three: Legend of the Loudstone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ZulaLovesTreats More than 1 year ago
Joel Suzuki and Felicity Smith for the win! If you or your teens enjoy adventures from authors like Rick Riordan or JK Rowling, Brian Tashima's books are a great complement. In fact, you may just find a new favorite author! :-) Legend of the Loudstone can stand alone as its own story but if you're the kind of reader who enjoys watching characters develop over time and you like knowing their back stories, I recommend checking out the first two volumes first, Secret of the Songshell and Mystery of the Moonfire. That way you can appreciate the experience of main characters, Joel and Felicity evolving over time in their friendship, confidence and humor. Joel is an atypical hero with vulnerability and charm that makes you automatically want to root for him. Felicity is sassy and street-smart. The way they interact is amusing and entertaining. There is a lot more development in Book Three. Whether you're a teenage music lover, a wanna-be rock star, a young adult sci-fi fan or an adult who appreciates a good read, if you enjoy sci-fi fantasy and escaping into your own imagination, Brian weaves a creative tale. Multiple characters in the Joel Suzuki Series are on the autism spectrum. Brian takes the time to represent Autism/Asperger's in a very positive and authentic way without being preachy or tokenizing his characters. As an adult on the autism spectrum parenting two autistic teens, I liked the fact that both Joel and Felicity are multi-dimensional, having strengths and vulnerabilities and of course, a great dose of kicking some bad guy booty! I have read all three books in the Joel Suzuki Series (formerly The Spectraland Saga) and although I highly enjoyed Secret of the Songshell and Mystery of the Moonfire, this third story, Legend of the Loudstone is my favorite. It's action-packed and well-developed. All of Tashima's books would be intriguing to watch on the big-screen because there is such creative visual imagery in the worlds that he creates, whether it is Spectraland or the Mono Realm.
Kyle Gilbert More than 1 year ago
In this third installment of the Joel Suzuki series, Joel and his friends travel to a different land that is more modern and high-tech than Spectraland, which really expands the scope of the books. I loved how, despite all the fancy action and amazing settings, Joel still has to deal with normal teenage angst and emotions. This keeps the story grounded and easy to relate to. My favorite of the series is still Mystery of the Moonfire, but this one is excellent nonetheless.