Wild-born (Psionic Pentalogy, #1)

Wild-born (Psionic Pentalogy, #1)

by Adrian Howell

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Wild-born (Psionic Pentalogy, #1) by Adrian Howell

When young Adrian Howell discovers he possesses powerful telekinetic abilities, he is plunged into a sinister world of warring paranormal factions and terrifying government organizations. Adrian must discover what really happened to his missing sister. But to do this, he will first have to find his place among fugitives like himself, and protect the life of a deeply scarred child who can speak only through her mind... a child who will change Adrian's life forever.

Wild-born is the first book of Adrian Howell's Psionic Pentalogy: a supernatural adventure series with psychic children, teens and adults, telekinesis, telepathy, and many twists and turns in a harsh urban fantasy world.

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Read all five books of Adrian Howell's Psionic Pentalogy in order:
Book One: Wild-born
Book Two: The Tower
Book Three: Lesser Gods
Book Four: The Quest
Book Five: Guardian Angel

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148708605
Publisher: Adrian Howell
Publication date: 08/12/2013
Series: Psionic Pentalogy , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 37,176
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

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Wild-born (Psionic Pentalogy, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
BarbieA More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. The author has told the story of a young teen and his discovery that he has the abilty to move things with his mind, telekinesis. Hie entry into a world of psionics, people with other skills, is well written, engaging and slightly scary.  In other words, it is a wonderful book to curl up with on a cold winter's day with a mug of hot chocolate (which is not as satisfying as this book)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most self-publishing authors, especially in their first works, play things safe by clinging to more or less cliched subjects and characters. They start out with a little backstory on the hero, and then comes a shocking revelation of some kind followed by the introduction of the antagonist(s). After this, the hero suffers some form of defeat before slowly crawling back up and emerging victorious in the end. It’s an easy model to follow and has proven successful so often new authors seem to feel comfortable sticking to it at first. This series is completely different. First of all, the ‘hero’ is no hero at all; he does not aspire to do great things, he does not see himself as some sort of vanquisher of evil. Nor is he the almost as overused reluctant hero, he is simply a boy trying to survive in a world which he does not understand. None of this in any way detracts from the fact that Adrian is one of the best-developed characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading about. Every one of this series’ quite many characters has their own personality, their own motivations and their own back story; all of them are believable characters who the reader can really get to know. But Adrian really trumps them all. Since the books are all written in an autobiographical style (which works really well in my opinion) Adrian is on every single page of the series. This gives the author plenty of occasions to truly develop his character and he has capitalised on that greatly; over the course of the several years that the series spans we witness Adrian maturing in a way I have not seen in any other book. By the end of the series the reader knows Adrian as well as he does himself and I found myself truly captivated by his story. As the preface will tell you, there is no ‘good vs. evil’ story in this world. Both sides so plenty of evil, and perhaps some good on the side. In the protagonist's words, “Good is whichever side you think you are on, and evil is whichever side you are fighting, or running from”. Again, there are no heroes, nor any true villains. Sure there are some people who want to do things some would consider evil, but they all have good intentions even if their methods may be flawed. This setting creates a moral stalemate through  which Adrian and those close to him (and consequently, the readers themselves) seek to weave their way through. Especially in the later books, Adrian is faced with dilemmas of a sort most ‘adult’ novels would not dare touch upon. Because of this, as well as the great depth of the story, cast and setting, readers who have outgrown the Young Adult audience should not shy away from this series, nor should any parent haphazardly gift it to their children. Even though the protagonist is a teenager the themes and the way they are developed and displayed are darker than one might at first expect. It is as mature a series as I have ever read and it has my strongest recommendation to anyone,  provided they can stomach some physical and emotional abuse.  This series is not for the fainthearted, but everyone else will surely come to love it. Wild born is now free, and it would be an absolute travesty not to give it a chance; Adrian Howell is as skilled an author as I have ever seen and well-deserving of every single star I have given him above as well as every penny he earns from his works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished the first book in this series. Before leaving a review I first had to purchase the other 4 in the series. If you like the maximum ride series you will definately love this. Reminds me of a new series I found on net flix, The Tomorrow People. The human race is evolving and some want to weaponize and others want to destroy those with supernatral powers. If you are into that genre then this is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the other reviewer, am not ya material (being 57) but enjoyed the book & recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absoluetly loved the book & is very capturing & well written. I could not put the book down... & that's saying alot from me. "Adrian Howell" was a very strong main character despite all the challenges in his life. This is a wonderful book especially considering it was free. I cannot wait to venture forth in this breath-taking series.WELL DONE" Adrian Howell " WELL DONE!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Awesome. Kept me interested and in suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is really good. I read a little a day. I am pretty busy so it really is just a few minutes here and there. I know I have a good book when I start moving things around to make even more time to read. Fairly good books will have me setting aside an hour or two a day - rushing or skipping other activities. This series had me bending over backwards trying to carve out more and more time. The characters hung out in my head when I was not reading and I thought about why they did things or what they were wrestling with. I love how the characters were so lovable but flawed. I loved the progression of maturity in the characters. Nothing felt forced or contrived, it felt like believable even knowing it is not real. I just really recommend this series!
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Very engaging. Thought about it all day at work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, well written. Getting the second book now!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book and now I'm gonna start the second one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little hesitant to read this book since it's part of a series. I am so glad I took the plunge! Not for the faint of heart, there is death,torture, and destruction throughout the book involving children and adults. That being said, this is a seat of your pants adventure that should be enjoyed by all! I don't want to give anything away, but the characters are well crafted and I've come to care what happens to them. Fortunately, they're not perfect and some are downright unlikeable. They make mistakes, they make amends always learning and always changing. Will it be for the better??? Can't wait to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a fast paced whirlwind of exciting twists and turns! A fast paced, edge of your seat read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept my attention as an adult reader, but I expect that readers near the age of the main character (12 years) would love the story, too. I read the first book for free but the books that follow in the series range from $3-$6. Be aware, you'll want them.
bigred13 More than 1 year ago
good interesting story
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thouroughly enjoyed this book, and will continue the series. Even though it is directed to a YA audience adults will enjoy it too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't get into this....Sorry
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I emailed the author how appreciative I was for this top shelf book! I recommended he reclassify it as E for Everyone and not as a Young Adult as I am def not a YA and loved it! Now onto book 2! Dale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is cool :by soren o'rourke . age ten
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was refreshingly entertaining. I will continue the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wild Born is one of the best paranormal parallel world novels I have ever read. The style is precise and the proper use of the English language, both spelling and grammar, heightened my enjoyment. The story line is intriguing and is addictive...I read all five books in 3 days. If you like philosiphical conundrums concerning good and evil, the existence of choice, and the concept of truth with a small t ir a capital t, please read the entire series. The moral and ethical challenges the characters face are presented and resolved with straight forward discussion and inner monalog that kept me challenged as I reflected what I would do in the same situation. I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves agood story, moral/ethical dilemas, suspense, and a deeply developed parallel world to explore.