Friday, July 26, 2013

Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger

I play around and waste a lot of time on Facebook lately. Who doesn't, right? I have been using my time to join some blogger/author groups and I have been fortunate enough to get some ebboks to review lately. Wind Warrior was one of them and I'm happy to share my review with you today.


The sleepy town of White Halls harbors a dangerous secret. On a picturesque street, two houses down from a lovely little park, in a quaint little home with a wraparound porch, lives a family that seems rather normal. Sure, their twenty-year-old son, Xander, still lives at home, but he's going to college and dating the leader of the schools top sorority. It's all very... normal. However, when a man is miraculously saved from being hit by a bus, Xander's life turns in to the living embodiment of the tornadoes he can suddenly create with a flick of his wrist. Whether he wants this gift or not, Xander must learn to use his new 'super power' quickly if he wants to survive. For his kind is a dying race, and when this sleepy town has a sudden influx of new, blonde, fire wielders, no one is safe, especially Xander. It doesn't help that one of these blondes happens to be the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Xander can't deny the instant connection he feels to her so, when she tries to kill him, it certainly makes things complicated.

My review:
Xander Sarraco has been completely content being a slacker college student. He's coasting through life as a “C” student and lives with his parents. He has a sorority girl sort of girlfriend and a loyal best friend. That all changes the day a man gets hit by a bus in front of him. Only the man doesn't get hit by the bus like she should have. Instead he bounced off the front like he simply jumped onto a balloon. Xander has a strange feeling that he's responsible for the strange incident and goes about testing the strange new powers. Shortly after the bus incident, he meets and becomes infatuated with a new classmate Sammy and his family life blows up when he learns about the secrets that have been kept from him. Now he and his family are in danger and Xander must use his new power to save them and the world.
Xander was an average and normal guy and to me he was believable. His home life seemed fairly normal. I like when a character seems like a real person and the story is one you can see really happening. That is until he learns he is a wind warrior. From there the story becomes fantastic and surreal. Suddenly he's thrown into a world of protectors, dangers and many secrets. This was a very entertaining read. I flew through this book quickly and I'm hoping for more on this story soon. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, superheroes, and mythology. Really good read!

About the Author:

Jon Messenger (Born 1979 in London, England) serves as an United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2002, writing Science Fiction has remained his passion, a passion that has continued through multiple combat and humanitarian deployments. Jon wrote the "Brink of Distinction" trilogy, of which "Burden of Sisyphus" is the first book, while serving a 16-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq.

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