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Elements The Beginning

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Destiny brought them into this world to save mankind and malevolent forces will stop at nothing in order to annihilate them.

Born with extraordinary powers, fraternal twins Gage and Talon Thorn learn how to control their mystical abilities. Tragedy strikes the family and their ordinary father Gable is forced to raise them on his own. Pain and loss encompass the Thorns as th

Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 240 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Dreampath Books (first published April 18th 2011)
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Book series come in several varieties. There are those based on a character or characters that are present in each book of the series. The characters may not change much from book to book in the series and the plot of any book in the series may not depend significantly on what occurred in previous books. To some extent, Tom Clancy’s books about Jack Ryan and the John Wells Series by Alex Berenson fall into this category and could therefore be read in any order. The Harry Potter books are an exam...more
Natalie Wright
I received a courtesy copy of this book from the author and dug into it with enthusiasm. From the beginning, the book sucks you in with an intriguing premise. What if twin boys are born with special abilities and a destiny that will have them fighting not only for their own lives, but for all around them.

This debut novel by Kate Fuentes is a fast-paced read that delves into Maori culture in New Zealand, something very unique. This first book of the series sees the twins growing up to the early t...more
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 3/1/13:

Elements has many intriguing elements: connections to the Maori and Irish, powerful twins who have a strong connection to fire and water, a mother's love that transcends rational thought, and a bond between brothers that can never be broken. This should have been a phenomenal read. It has so much potential! Sadly, that potential was plagued by simplistic writing, grammar issues, and mechanics mistakes. A good editor cou...more
Raine Thomas
Elements: The Beginning presents a very refreshing and different fantasy world for readers to enjoy. I met the author on Twitter and was intrigued by the book description and trailer, so decided to check it out. I'm glad I did!

The story follows the birth and development of twin brothers Gage and Talon Thorn. The brothers possess elementally-based powers, a result of their maternal family line. They balance each other in essential ways, something that becomes more apparent as the story progresses...more
Title: Elements: The Beginning
Author: Kate Fuentes
Publisher: Dreampath Books
Number of Pages: 240
Date of Release: April, 18th 2011
Summary From Goodreads:

Destiny brought them into this world to save mankind and malevolent forces will stop at nothing in order to annihilate them.
Born with extraordinary powers, fraternal twins Gage and Talon Thorn learn how to control their mystical abilities. Tragedy strikes the family and their ordinary father Gable is forced to raise them on his own. Pain and los...more
Michele at A Belle's Tales
Elements is the story of fraternal twin brothers, Gage and Talon Thorn, who each possess some seriously extraordinary powers, some of which include: controlling the elements, shape shifting and mind control. I felt what made this story unique is that, unlike most of the books I’ve read, where the reader is introduced early on to the gorgeous, swoon-worthy male lead who is fully adept at whatever talents he holds, Kate Fuentes begins her story with the twins being born. I know, I know..... it’s i...more
It was obvious from the day that Gage and Talon were born that they were special. Their mother had had special abilities but nothing compared to these two. As they matured and they gained control over their element based talents, the extent of that power became much clearer. Each of the boys was a powerful force on his own, together they were virtually indestructible.

Their father Gable had always felt the need to keep his boys safe. Perhaps he felt that others wouldn’t understand the gifts and...more
Tia Bach
Twin boys with amazing abilities, a mom with strength and courage who can’t be there for now, and a dedicated father doing the best he can. Elements: The Beginning takes the reader on a journey of prophecy and legend.

Gable knew the love of his life, Jacquelyn, had special powers, but he had no idea just how powerful his twin sons, Gage and Talon, would be. And he certainly couldn’t guess their destiny as the saving grace for mankind. A powerful mentor, Uncle Maui, enters the boys’ lives, and Gab...more
A Book Vacation
Fuentes has created an epic tale of adventure in her debut novel, Elements: The Beginning. Born to a “gifted” mother and human father, Gage and Talon must learn to tailor their powers as an age old war between humanity and the underworld begins to threaten their very existence. I found this novel very interesting and really enjoyed the many different characters Fuentes brings to the novel. Watching Gage and Talon grow throughout the story was exceptionally interesting, especially as most novels...more
Jackie Miller
This is the first installment of the Elements series and the first book for author Kate Fuentes. It follows a family's journey through loss and heartache, and how they can ultimately overcome it with love.

I think this would be a good introduction to fantasy for young readers. It has light-hearted and fantastical elements without glossing over the sadness we all feel sometimes. The classic 'good versus evil' theme is plainly seen throughout the book. It could easily be read together as a family a...more
Elements was a very different story for me. It was unlike anything I have ever read. It was a little hard for me to get into, because it is a fantasy (which I don't usually read) and the main characters who were twins were only 12. I did enjoy the story, though, because it has a really great creepy concept to it where dark forces can take over your body and steal your soul, and I did enjoy how well the character development was. I will be reading the next installment in this series for sure.

When I was given this book for review, I checked for online summaries, goodreads, reviews, get a hint for what i was up for. Well i must say all that research combined together can not summarize how great this book is.
In the Begging you are hit with BOOM and BAM, the story begins. Not too much extra cherries or toppings on .......

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Sep 30, 2011 Laima marked it as to-read
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**I won this book from Goodreads as a First Reads giveaway**

Thank you to the Goodreads author for sending me a free copy of this book. Review to follow upon completion.
Jul 21, 2011 Erika marked it as to-read
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Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Elements (The Beginning) was a thrilling read, that incorporated many twist and turns!:)

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Writing is my passion and having the opportunity to follow my dream of creating a YA fantasy series is phenomenal! I love to write from deep within my imagination and cross the lines of fantasy and reality more times than an adult should be able to do without getting into trouble.
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