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Wild-born (Psionic Pentalogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Adrian Howell
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Book Description

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

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
(Recommended for readers aged 13 to 3013.)

Wild-born was chosen as a FINALIST in the Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards Contest.

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: 2541 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AM1H5PK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,536 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Born of a Japanese mother and American father, Adrian Howell (pen name) 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.

To learn more about the author and his novels, visit

To contact the author directly with any comments or questions, email

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By Laura
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Psionic series is a pentalogy revolving around a highly detailed world of humans and Psionics. Psionics refer to people who have acquired extra mental capacities such as telekinesis, mind control and a whole range of completely original abilities too.

The Pentalogy follows the story of Adrian Howell who coincidentally shares the name of the author. (Henceforth if I refer to Howell I mean the author and Adrian, the character.) Adrian is just about thirteen years old in Book One: Wild-Born although because of his size most people think he is a lot younger. Throughout his younger years things just happened around him. Things fell off walls and shelves. Because it had always happened he thought it was normal. Until he went camping and people started to call him weird.

Imbued with curiosity and the imagination of a young child he starts to experiment. Nothing really comes of it until he has an accident. Lying in hospital recuperating his returns, out of boredom, to his experiments. For reasons he can't explain he simply can make things happen. Weakly at first he manipulates his environment. Then, out of hospital, his experiments become more ambitious to the delight of his younger sister, Cat.

Adrian has absolutely no idea the consequences of this sudden power, but he is about to find out. He is tortured by headaches more painful than he has ever known. Then one night, a storm blows in and upsets the entirety of his life as he has known it.

Howell's YA Urban Fantasy has enough gore, conspiracy and heart to appeal to the maturer reader also. It is set within our world but there is a secret undercurrent of warring factions and Psionics in hiding from various threats. Between the spaces of reality a whole world exists where anything is possible.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!! 31 Jan. 2013
By vicky
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I bought all four books as they were free with fairly low expectations, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I am only half way through book one but as the other reviewer stated I felt that Psionic deserved a good review to hopefully spread the word as to what a great book it is, I will definitely be reading books 2, 3, 4 and hopefully any others that are published.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild-born 5 Feb. 2013
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I got the whole pentology free and didnt expect alot, I have got other free books and been disappointed, but not this time!
I couldnt put them down! Fantastic story line about Psionics, people developing Esp, mind control, healing, being able to hide the power of other Psionics, turning invisible etc and the revulsion with which they are regarded. The books follow Adrian Howell and as such are written by him as memoirs and warning, about what you'll have to read the books. Like me I guarantee you won't be able to put them down, so what are you waiting for?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good! 28 Sept. 2014
By april
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Reminiscent of fantasies from the 70-ties, and esp some Gestalt-texts, but fairly decent characters and simple plot..I do get tired of petulant teenagers who always know better than any adults what should be done, and who mess up when they go off on their own, and have to be rescued...but I guess that is the nature of books for the US market? And the old ploy of the evil research facility is getting shopworn and tired too...but not a bad read, straight and well paced, and perking along..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality 8 Oct. 2014
By Willful
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One of those troublesome "put the world on pause while I read" books that gets so super-glued to your fingers that nothing else gets done, not even half way through yet but had to say something, love this story so far, extremely well written, the style is quite distinct, its also written from the angle of a twelve year old, I am an adult and from this book I can clearly remember just how intelligent and aware I was at this age, how cunning and strong willed I was and how giving up did not even enter my vocabulary, great insight, great book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable 26 April 2014
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These books are amazing you can so easily connect to the characters and instantly fall in love with their personalities.
I love this series and I hope that there will be a second series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great start to a series 25 Jan. 2015
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This book is the first in a five book series and if the remaining four are anything like it, then Mr Howell has an amazing series of books to his name.

I found the main character, 13 year old Adrian, to be a well written individual and the author has managed to achieve joining the anxieties that go with any adolescent boy coupled with the weird, growing powers that he possesses.

The book is split into three plots, all of which work well. The first part goes into his growing up and how he comes to recognize his powers, the second part of flight and escape after the "baddies" come to get him and the third part which I won't go into for fear of spoilers, but suffice to say, it certainly gives more insight into the world that the author has created.

I found all of the supporting characters to be believable personalities, even with their psionic powers, and I look forward to reading book two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PSI fi 26 Mar. 2013
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very Enjoyable psi-fi.

A thirteen year old boy is forced on the run when he develops telikinetic abilities and is subsequently hunted by others with similar abilities.

The story is episodic in format and deals with his discovey of a hidden subculture of psionics gathered into groups each struggling for control of psionic society.
Very well done with great characters both likeable and unlikeable. Lots of twists and turns that are delightfun and unpredictable.
Quite violent and has a very urgent realism which keeps you biting your nails and wondering wahts next.

If you like psionic themed fiction this is a must read.

Its part of a series of which ive read the first three and havent been disapointed with any of them so far.
Its an underrated genre and this is a suprise find thats a compelling read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Surprisingly good and enjoyable. I think I'll be reading the whole series in a very short time.
Published 10 days ago by Aurora Sinclair
4.0 out of 5 stars Book 1 Psionic Pentalogy
This was my introduction to a new genre. I found the story enthralling, surprisingly gripping and exciting. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Maxine Iffla
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loved this set great story line will be looking for more books from this author
Published 13 days ago by jacqueline
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book is absolutely gripping, a real gem that appeals on many levels, this is one of the best stories that I have read.
Published 14 days ago by stephen inman
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild-born
Excellent, addictive reading! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Book 1 and would recommend it most definitely to anyone - now I have to start Book 2 so goodbye for now.......
Published 14 days ago by marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thoroughly enjoyable.
Published 18 days ago by Marilyn Parrott
5.0 out of 5 stars psionic
I really enjoyed reading this book.
Published 20 days ago by Mrs Jean Bain
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I found this book when it was free and thought I'd give it a go. When I started I couldn't put it down, it was well written and flowed.

I would definitely recommend it.
Published 21 days ago by Jane
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not read yet
Published 23 days ago by anthony ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very good read. Bought the next one in the series too
Published 24 days ago by Karen Tasker
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