Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett
When Warren Wilkes, age 13, stumbles upon a mysterious relic deep in the Cascade Mountains (The Gaia Wars) wonder reigns. Brimming with secrets and sentient energy, the relic leads Warren to a fantastic chamber, and to shocking revelations about his identity.
Now wonder has turned to dread.
A forgotten terror– a demon that knows Warren better than he knows himself– has risen again and is gathering power with a singularly evil goal in mind: to capture and enslave the wild spirit of the Earth itself.
Warren must fight or see all that he cherishes destroyed.
Ok let’s back up a little bit. The first book, The Gaia Wars, ended on a cliffhanger too, but I had the second book so I didn’t think much about it. The second book,Battle for Cascadia, picks up right where the first one leaves off. In the midst of a battle. There are some seriously cool action sequences in this book. If you love action and fighting scenes- you need to RUN not walk and get your hands on a copy of this series. Everything is so vivid, and so awesomely detailed that it just folds out so nicely in your head. There is a lot of fighting, and I think that this is an awesome book for boys that may be reluctant to read. I know they would love it.
It’s really hard to find a book with a male main character. It was really refreshing to read about Warren, and to watch him group up and mature. I cannot wait to see how his powers are going to start to develop. And also to see some of those “temptations” come into play. I can already tell the next book is going to be totally epic.
It’s a little like The chronicles of narnia and thor, mythology and some futuristic sci fi all wrapped into one. The center pointe reminds me of the bridge between the worlds from Thor, which was totally awesome!
I really loved Ina and Thaddeus in this book, even more than I did from the first one. Thaddeus is just so nice and cool. Totally someone you want on your side in a fight. haha. I felt so bad for him at the end of the book, I hope he changes his mind about some things in the next book because I like him so much!
Ok I’m trying really hard not to give spoilers for this book, so I’m going to need some of you to run out and get it so we can talk about it! So many things took me by surprise, and I want to see if they caught you guys off guard too.
Great characters, cool original concept and one heck of a cliff hanger. Kenneth, you need to get to work on that 3rd book right this instant mr! I want to know what is going to happen. I have a feeling I am going to like the 3rd installment even more than the first 2 because right at the end of this book, we discovered something so cool! I swear that medallion has tons of secrets, and I want to know more more MORE about it!
Have you read books 1 or 2? let me know!
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About The Gaia Wars: DEADLY SECRETS have been buried in the Cascade mountain wilderness for centuries. Hidden. Out of sight and out of mind. Until today… Warren Wilkes, age 13, doesn’t like what a greedy housing developer has done to his peaceful mountain community, so he vandalizes the developer’s property, flees into the wild, and stumbles upon an ancient human skeleton revealed by torrential rain. More than old bones have been exposed, however, and the curious artifact Warren finds makes him question his own identity, and his connection to an ancient terror. A terror destined to rise again and annihilate all that Warren loves. He must fight or see his whole world destroyed.
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About Battle for Cascadia: When Warren Wilkes, age 13, stumbles upon a mysterious relic deep in the Cascade Mountains, wonder reigns. Brimming with secrets and sentient energy, the relic leads Warren to a fantastic chamber, and to shocking revelations about his identity. Now wonder has turned to dread. A forgotten terror—a demon that knows Warren better than he knows himself—has risen again and is assembling an army; gathering power with a singularly evil goal in mind: to capture and enslave the wild spirit of the Earth itself. As war erupts and the planet slips into chaos, Warren embraces his destiny and finds help where he least expects it.
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About the Author: Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the Young Adult novels The Gaia Wars and Battle for Cascadia (the second book of The Gaia Wars), as well as the forthcoming Exodus 2018, a paranormal thriller set in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. A wilderness enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys novels that explore the relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son.
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The photos you used, give a special take to what the book is about! Nice idea! 😀
Wow great review with great pictures right along side of it. I’m short-listing you for the best blog entry award, Madame!
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Kenneth G. Bennett
Michelle, wow! This is such an amazing review. Thank you for the generous words and beautiful layout; I love the images you found. I’m so happy you enjoyed my books! This kind of support is huge. And definitely; Book 3 is well underway.
Very best wishes,
“It’s a little like The chronicles of narnia and thor, mythology and some futuristic sci fi all wrapped into one.”
This sentence alone is enough to convince me to read this book! WOW!! Really?! THAT good?! And a cliffhanger ending *yes!* I love those 🙂 Thanks so much for recommending this one, I can’t wait to read it! 🙂
OH, and just so you know I really REALLY love your blog 😀 Added you to my blog roll ;> Let’s connect! 😀