Elemental by Antony John

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An action-packed fantasy adventure for fans of Ship Breaker! It is the future, and most of the population of the United States has been destroyed by the plague. Survivors have formed colonies on the barrier islands off the east coast of the country. In one small colony, almost all the members have powers to control wind, water, earth, and fire—all but sixteen-year-old Thomas. When the Guardians of the village are kidnapped by enemies seeking to take over their colony, it is up to Thomas and a small group of teens to save them and preserve the mysteries of the island.

About Antony John

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Antony John (antonyjohn.net) is the author of the Schneider Award–winning novel Five Flavors of Dumb. He is a stay-at-home dad who writes by night, and lives with his family in St. Louis, Missouri.
Published November 21, 2012 by Speak. 337 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The lost colony of Roanoke Island meets Captain Kidd.

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Hearing the first bars of “Gaia Tribe,” the opening track for Sonny Landreth’s Elemental Journey, I was reminded of some of my favorite ‘70s guitar instrumentals.

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"Elemental" by Antony John is the first book in what is sure to be a thrilling series about a group of people with powers relating to the elements (think fire, weather, water).

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Driven out of England by hostility to his views on religion (he was a Unitarian) and politics (he supported the French and American Revolutions), Priestley would spend his last decade in Pennsylvania, a kindred and kindling spirit to Thomas Johnson and John Adams (as he was earlier to Benjamin Fr...

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Common Sense Media

But when a hurricane and marauding pirates both head for the island, Thomas must find a way to save his family and friends.

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Open Book Society

Most books I’ve read from independent authors, especially their first books, tend to be a bit rough around the edges with difficult transitions from scene to scene;

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Deseret News

For the young reader in search of an end-of-the-world fantasy adventure with a splash of pirates and touch of elemental magic, "Elemental" by Antony John may be worth a whirl.

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A Patchwork of Books

Georges joins Safer's spy club and eventually becomes quite fond of his quirky little friend -- until he uncovers some uncomfortable truths.At only 192 pages and suitable for grades five and up, one might think that this small book is a quick read - easy contemporary fiction for middle-schoolers;

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Project MUSE

When a violent storm threatens the tiny colony on Hatteras Island, sixteen-year-old Thomas and the community's other children are forced to evacuate and leave their parents behind.

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Project MUSE

Force of Imagination contains sustained analyses of the phenomenology of imagination, of the linguistic history of the word imagination, of its often problematic and intriguing role in the history of philosophy, and of its relation to memory, language, space, and time.

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At times, Rose seems to have an affection for Thomas, but he can never be completely sure of how she feels about him because she, like everyone else, never touches him.

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Game Industry News

When I first heard that the classic Temple of Elemental Evil D&D module was being made into a computer game, I was enthralled.

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Diehard GameFan

Miscellaneous Rating: Mediocre The Scores Story: Above Average Graphics: Mediocre Sound: Mediocre Control and Gameplay: Below Average Replayability: Mediocre Balance: Pretty Poor Originality: Above Average Addictiveness: Poor Appeal Factor: Poor Miscellaneous: Mediocre Final Score: Dec...

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Diehard GameFan

At Level 2 you get an aura that causes your enemies various penalties (what exactly is based on which route you took at Level 1), At Level 6, you get either the ability to create large icicles or a flame/rock based armour and at Level 10, you can summon three elemental guardians to help you out i...

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