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Lesser Gods (Psionic Pentalogy)

Lesser Gods (Psionic Pentalogy) [Kindle Edition]

Adrian Howell
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Product Description

Product Description

A telekinetic teenager. A telepathic child. A psionic war.

Despite his newfound standing in the Guardian faction, psionic destroyer Adrian Howell never imagined himself joining the Knights for actual combat missions. He would have preferred to live in peace, but the psionic war takes no one's preferences into account. And much to his own surprise, Adrian finds himself beginning to enjoy the thrill of the chase - until something goes drastically wrong. Now, even as the Guardians prepare for a major showdown against their primary enemy faction, Adrian finds himself trapped in a world of darkness that is slowly poisoning his heart and mind... drawing him ever closer to becoming the very monster he had set out to kill.
(Lesser Gods is the third book of Adrian Howell's Psionic Pentalogy.)

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
(Recommended for readers aged 13 to 3013.)

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

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2475 KB
  • Print Length: 410 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AWMLU96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #128,670 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Adrian Howell (pen name) is the author of the PSIONIC Pentalogy: five novels that follow the life of a telekinetic teenager through a dark world of warring paranormal factions, deadly religious cults and secret government organizations.

Born of a Japanese mother and American father, Adrian was raised for a time in California and currently lives a quiet life in Japan where he teaches English to small groups of children and adults. Aside from reading and writing fiction, his hobbies include recumbent cycling, skiing, medium-distance trekking, sketching and oversleeping.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lesser Gods 5 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Fantastic story, realistic characters and situations.
Totally believable, I got involved with the protagonists and felt joy and pain along with them. I had to buy the last 2 books, no choice really, I had to see how this story ended for Addy.
Dont stop writing Adrian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to put down, great writing 2 Mar 2013
By Laura
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This book was considerably longer than the first two but the pace never dropped for a second. I found it really difficult to put the book down, I just had to keep going and find out what happened. There is high drama right at the beginning of the novel and then a lull and then it builds again to an even greater crescendo at the end. Although the plot doesn't follow the typical pattern of other novels this is what is great about independent published works. The "lull" was by no means boring, was entirely necessary to the progression of the story, and gave the characters chance to grow and solidify their relationships naturally. I can't wait to find out what happens next!
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5.0 out of 5 stars this guy needs to get published!! 13 Mar 2014
By a
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Couldn't put this book down from start to finish, the series just keeps getting
better and the writer is really talented. A must read series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Again excellent 30 Mar 2014
By Mtnhi 5 - Published on
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I have been an avid reader all of my life. How I envy the talent and imagination the author has. I am grateful that he released these all at once and that I do not have to wait 6 months to read on. This tale has captured my attention. Can't wait to read on. Every bit as good as the Hunger games and even the Harry Potter books, in my opinion
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4.0 out of 5 stars The PSIONIC Pentalogy reaches new heights in its third part 15 April 2013
By Sean P. Endress - Published on
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Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions below are entirely my own.

"Lesser Gods" is the third book in the PSIONIC series, and as such, if you haven't read the first two books, you may find yourself a little lost. The author doesn't sacrifice pacing to catch up new readers, so jumping into the middle is discouraged. This review may contain spoilers for the previous books, so if you'd rather skip it (or my ridiculously long reviewing style!) head on down to the last full paragraph, my "bottom line". It'll be safe there, honest!

Picking up where "The Tower" left off, "Lesser Gods" is quick to demonstrate how the protagonist, Adrian, will be in for a rough war, even after all of the training in the prior book. The author delves into some dark places in this book, and as Adrian grows up, hopefully the readership will as well - this series is moving into solidly teenage territory, meaning younger readers might need some parental guidance. However, the evolving maturity of both the series and its characters are to their credit, weaving an engrossing and emotional tale at a generally-smooth pace.

The development is quick and well-timed, greatly trimming complains of pacing from the prior two entries in the series - there are still a few quiet points, but they are short enough and endowed with enough character development to make them more of a welcome respite from high action, and a way to ease into the next battle. It's not quite perfect yet, but the improvement is clear and welcome. That said, there were a few instances where the plot felt rather contrived, and while I will name no examples here (spoilers!) it did, in some instances, come off rather awkwardly.

The cast, growing more and more nuanced with each page in the series, is beginning to take on a life of its own as side characters are fleshed out and main characters find new ways to grow. It is genuinely exciting watching them go, and their trials and tribulations evoke genuine emotion.

As is the usual high point of the series, the author's style of writing is clear and concise, yet descriptive and only pointedly impressive when it needs to be (as compared to the pretention of constant flowery language). He says things simply and effectively, able to evoke complex ideas with an economy of language. One of my favorite demonstrations of this comes after a particularly devastating blow:
"Emptiness. Despair. These are just words that describe feelings. They're not the same as real feelings. Real feelings are beyond words."
While the "real feelings" are left to the reader's empathy, the idea nonetheless comes across astonishingly well, especially considering that the point of the lines was that something could not be put into words.

As to the editing and layout of the book, I received a .pdf for review, so I can't speak to layout of the Kindle Edition in practice, but it certainly looked good in theory. In "Lesser Gods", there were a few "accidents" that an editor ought to have caught. These were few and far between (in fact I can only think of two) but are worth noting, if only so that their rarity might serve as credit to the editor.

The bottom line is that "Lesser Gods" is a marked improvement over "The Tower", standing alongside (and possible surpassing) "Wild-born". If you enjoyed the first two, you'll enjoy this one, and if you haven't started yet, know that this series won't convert anyone who's no fan of fantasy or YA-fiction, but will almost certainly please those who are.

If anything needs clarifying, please feel free to use the comment box below, or contact me at
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who's Your Worst Enemy? 10 Feb 2013
By mrw - Published on
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What makes a family? Who would you die for? These questions and more are very nearly answered in the exciting follow up to The Tower.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lesser Gods (Psionic Pentalogy) 15 April 2014
By Ernestine cooper - Published on
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This whole series is just fabulous and so intense! If there were ever anything possible remote to what these books are like, the author really did a great job. In all I think its about 5 books and each is just as exciting as the first. I recommend this series if you are in to reading a book non-stop adventure. Sometimes it seems a bit extreme because of the starting age of the characters in this series but as you read, you experience their growth year after year. I reccommend this book and the ones before and after it. If you are a Harry Potter fan then its right down your alley.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series! 14 April 2014
By Rune - Published on
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I can't get enough of these books- I really wish there were more of them. I'm hoping Adrian writes more- I'd definitely be up for that. Psionic powers, folks in trouble, a secret underground community... I love it!
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