The Search for Artemis (the Chronicles of Landon Wicker)

The Search for Artemis (the Chronicles of Landon Wicker)

by P. D. Griffith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983701736
Publisher: Gryff Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

P. D. (Patrick Dillon) Griffith was born in May 1986 in the United States and grew up in Bradenton, Fla. where he went to Southeast High School. Patrick left Bradenton in 2004 to attend Florida State University, where he earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. Following a summer backpacking through Europe, he moved to Evanston, Ill. in 2008 and attended the Integrated Marketing Communications program at the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University. After earning his Masters of Science he moved to Denver, Colo. to start his career.

He wrote the first chapter of The Chronicles of Landon Wicker: The Search for Artemis during the summer of 2009, and over the next six months, outlined the plot and nuances of the Landon Wicker world. Once settled in Colorado, Patrick went to work creating his first novel during his off-hours over the next several months.

Patrick has a longstanding passion for the action-adventure and young adult genres and loves the art of storytelling. Also an avid television and cinema fanatic, he takes his knowledge and understanding of the film industry and uses that to create a vibrant literary world in which the reader can immerse.

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Search for Artemis 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bcatfish More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for all ages. Long past the young adult age, I still found the writing compelling, thoughful and intelligently written. I loved the unexpected twists and turns. It had me from the first chapter and I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for #2 in the series.
Fantasybkgirl More than 1 year ago
The Search for Artemis is a good book with action, suspense and a bit of mystery. Landon Wicker is a fifteen year old boy who is not looking forward to the school year starting. One day his parents are arguing and Landon goes out to try to stop them and gets angry with his father. This is when his psychokinetic abilities show up. He had no idea that he was psychokinetic. This also causes his parents deaths. He doesn't know what to do so he takes off and spends time alone in the city trying to figure out what to do. He didn't mean for this to happen. Throughout the city he comes across men in suits that seem to be after him, although he is not sure why. It's not long before he is rescued by a woman from the Gymnasium. He has no idea what he is getting himself into but he sees this as his only option at the moment. The Gymnasium is a school that no one really knows about but is where kids with psychokinetic abilities are brought to. Landon struggles learning his new abilities but it's not long until he starts to master them. He makes some friends and things are seeming to go good for him. He has finally found somewhere he feels he belongs. Although he is always wondering if there is something else going on in the restricted tower. Will he get the chance to find out? For me this book was good but it was slow at times and took me some time to get into it. There seemed to be surprises throughout. The ending was a shocker, did not see it coming at all. Overall a nice read. I would continue with this series to see what happens with the characters. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have one word to describe it amasing
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JessicaKnauss More than 1 year ago
Imagine a world in which kids who can move objects telekinetically get into an epic snowball fight! In this book, it's our own world. Certain children have been found to possess a gene enabling them both to control objects with their minds and to hear others' outward-projected thoughts. Landon Wicker has no idea that these kids exist, much less that he is one of them, until a terrible incident that kills both of his parents and sends him on the run from the law. Eventually, he's found by a recruiter for a special school that develops the abilities of just these types of kids. The story is very imaginative and kept me reading. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, some twist would surprise me. Some parts of the time Landon spends in school recall Harry Potter, complete with a Ron and a Hermione, but shortly after the already mentioned awesome and perfect for sports-inclined readers snowball fight, the plot takes a completely new turn that has nothing to do with Hogwarts. This is not a fast read. The author has a gift for detail that s/he may employ just a bit too much at times, but since this book is partially a mystery, I wondered which details were important and which red herrings, which is a fun way to read. This is merely the first book in what appears to be a trilogy, with the plot thickening steadily toward the end. Highly recommended for readers who love a detailed story and a mystery they can sink their teeth into.
Read_A_Book More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic novel full of action and intrigue as Landon realizes his full potential in the psychokinetic world. Alone and confused, the novel opens with Landon running for his life from the men in suits after a tragedy befalls his family. I was drawn into the series from the very beginning as it sets itself up as a mystery. Who are these men in suits? What do they want? Is Landon really safe at the Gymnasium? Who is Artemis? The answer to these questions are the opposite of what is expected, giving this novel the mysterious qualities readers love, and making for an exceptional rollercoaster ride as Landon fights for what is right. I really enjoyed this story, and the characterization is wonderful. Landon is an easily likable character; he is an honest, yet naïve young man with a good heart. Griffith has done a superb job creating a unique and original piece in The Search For Artemis, and I am extremely excited to see where the series goes. Four stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book after downloading an extended preview for free and after I got through it, I couldn't wait to read the rest of the novel. It was so fun and entertaining. I really liked the main character, Landon, and the descriptions were really captivating. I couldn't believe the twists in the ending, and I really hope the second book comes out soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago