Protea, island city of Eldanar
Two hundred years have passed since the lands of the Outerworld humans were destroyed, save but a handful of rebellious cities. In their ruin, the last gods of Earth, the Illyrians, rose victorious. And ever since, it's with a cruel iron fist they've ruled over their subjects--desperate to keep their thrones.
Ionikus Reaves knows the gods' malevolence all too well, orphaned by them after their call for a military draft on Eldanar, his home island. But when a power once dormant in Ion boils to the surface, he's whisked off to a new world where he comes face-to-face with the mighty Illyrians.
For Ion is a Guardian--a reincarnated god bound to serve and protect the pantheon he's so quickly learned to hate. Now torn between his obligations as a Guardian and his hatred of the gods he's to guard, Ion finds himself in the middle of a war within himself. A war that could uncover a dark secret of the gods'...and split the pantheon in two.
|Publisher:||Parthenon Publishing House|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When i first found this book i was a little skeptical, but being someone who loves children's books and especially coming of age stories i knew I would try it. 3 pages in, i was hooked. Nikolas Lee created a whole entire universe unique, but familiar at the same time. a blend of Ancient mythology and futuristic intrigue. Young Ionikus must face the a world who hates and judges him, on his own; while his family fight in a war that has nothing to do with them. But when his ability to control the wind blossoms into to something much greater, he discovers a greater destiny is waiting for him. This is a book I would recommend for any age. filled with action, surprises, and most difficult thing in life, making decisions and learning to live with them. This book is especially good for very young readers that are well above their reading level, as the story, though amazing, does not have the dark side that so many stories turn to trying to force a more interesting ending. This book didn't need that to keep my attention. Can't wait for the next one.
Amazing!! I've been looking for a fun, fantasy filled escape~ and I found it with The Iron-Jawed Boy! Nikolas Lee does a wonderful job at creating a mythical based world filled with creatures and gods of every sort. Ionikus is a young boy who is separated from his family and forced into slavery, only to find out that he is actually a Guardian~ a reincarnate of the godly protectors of old. He, and his sister Oceanus are given the opportunity to attend classes at the Acropolis, a godlike private school. Ion is an endearing main character, brave but unsure~ being that he is only 10 or so. The fact that he has a huge piece of metal attached to his jaw affixed in a mysterious manner, (for his own protection supposedly) by his father, only adds to his trials and insecurities. This book was very Harry Potter-ish, which makes it an amazing read for all younger (and older) magic lovers. I would recommend this book to any fantasy lover, but think it would be an especially powerful tool if put into the hands of a younger reluctant reader. Middle grade boys and girls alike could easily get lost in this fantastical world of mystery and magic. I can not wait to find out what will happen next in this series.
Callers (Humans Who Can Control the Elements) Oceanus Reaves 12 years old Girl Sister of Ion, the Sea Guardian Ion (Ionikus Reave) – Sky Guardian, who is called Oinker by his sister Gods Othum- Skylord K’thas Eos & Ezra Vinya - Teacher Esereez - Teacher llindria – Teacher Illindia’s twin children Spike – Guardians Solara - Guardians Spike and Solara have lived on Illyria since birth. This is a story about Ion who is a 10 year old boy. Ion his sister and his mother are all sanding on the dock waiting to find out if they would be chosen to go to Americas to fight against Outerworld humans. Ion’s name is called as is his sister. Ion father shows up and attaches the Iron Jaw to Ion saying to would safe him. Ion is forced into slavery and his mother is forced to fight on the front lines. The story follows Ion and his journey through being sold into slavery and how he deals with his new master, from there you find out about the different Gods as well as that Ion is a Guardian and must attend school with giants, dwarfs, and elves. This story is very well developed! It captured my attention and I had a hard time doing anything else until I finished it! I grew to love certain characters more than others, and there were certain characters I couldn't stand, I won't say which as reading the book is an adventure in itself and it is one you should read and find out for yourself. I would give this book 5 out of 5! It was such an amazing read and it would be acceptable for anyone of any age who likes an exciting story! I was given this book in exchange for an honest review!
I received this book from the author for a honest review. When I read the synopsis about this book I was intrigued, and knew I just had to read it. I was so happy that the book actually turned out as good as I thought it would. Where as so many other books turn out to be a disappointment. I had such a hard time putting it down it definitely is a page turner. I kept telling myself just one more chapter the bed, but it ended up being hours later without me realizing it. Ion is a caller who turned into a guardian who happens to be a reincarnation of a guard who is supose to protect pantheon who he hates for taking away his family, and turned him into an orphan. I have to say I had no clue what to think about the iron jaw ions father placed on him before he was taken away, and turned into a slave where his power awakens. The ending was great it makes you want to hurry up and get the next book to see what happens next. It was nice to see that ion turned out to be a much stronger in the end then what he was in the beginning. Though at the beginning I really didn't like the gods, but in the end it turned out that the book has such a great cast of characters that made the book so much more fun to read. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book! This is one I will be reading again in the future.