The Gaia Wars (Gaia Wars #1)
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 torrentia...more
Both THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA have appeared on Amazon's list of "Top 100...more
The narrator was third person omnipresent and we saw the world mostly through the MC's eyes, with an occasional glimpse through the eyes of others. In the first chapter we see what appears to be the big picture, but we soon learn there is a much bigger picture, with some disturbing parallels to the original.
The pace is quick. The plot...more
The main character, Warren, is a 13-year-old nature-loving orphan living with his uncle. At the beginning of the book, he sabotages the jet-ski and dock of a local developer in a ill-considered motion of `revenge.' While he has a momentary feeling of regret and guilt at the moment of the damage,...more
The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Kenneth G. Bennett’s The Gaia Wars is the first in a trilogy about the survival of Earth in a fight between good versus evil. In this first novel, when we meet 13 year old protagonist Warren Wilkes he has hidden out of sight in order to watch the events unfold when a greedy land developer (Todd Finley Sr.) and his son (Todd Finley Jr.) discover that their WaveRunners have been sabotaged.
Deadly secrets have been buried in the Cascade mountain wilderness for centuries. Hidden. Out of sight and out of mind.
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...more
The Finlays want to destroy that. Todd Sr., by development, Todd Jr., because he is his father’s son. I admit to feeling a sense of satisfaction at the way the world turns on Todd Jr.
When Warren stumbles across an ancient skeleton, and finds a medallion, his world is changed – irrevocably. Dark, mal...more
Warren flees along the forest trails with Finley Snr. and Finley Jnr. in hot pursuit. Desperately trying to cover his tracks, Warren stumbles across something which takes him on an epic adventure into the...more
The Story: 13 year old Warren Wilkes lives in a beautiful mountain community. He loves to hike in the wilderness and swim in the lake. But now, a greedy land developer has moved into town and wants to build a gated community. Desperate, Warren resorts to vandalism. But, he's seen, and has to make a run for his life. He heads to the only place he knows, the mountains....more
Warren is an orphan whose parents were lost in forest fire. He lives with his uncle and does the usual kid things. The neighbors, however, bug the hell out of him as they race around the small lake both properties front on loud jetskis. The father is a blustery bully who's intent on stripping away the beauty of the Northern Cascades to put up a subdivision of fanc...more
With simple yet captivating writing, the author create a page turner story. He manages to create a story with a character 13 years old and makes it believable. He puts in the adventurous side of the kids of that age but still keep some of the innocence and questions they have as well wit...more
The following days are met with danger, excitement, and amazing discoveries into his past as well as the past of a local tribe of Native Americans. With the help of his friend, Sean, Warren searches f...more
Pros: Great concept, fast-pacing, detailed, evocative settings, interesting characters. The main character of Warren Wilkes has a lot of depth. In the first few pages, he didn't come off as very lika...more
13 year-old Warren Wilkes has messed up - big time, and now he's running through the Cascade mountains dodging the roar of oncoming dogs and ATVs. Until, that is, he sees the long-lost skeleton of a Native American poking out of the eroded soil, and his child-like curiosity gets the best of him. Here he finds an ancient spear point as well as a mysterious gold medallion which holds a circle of obsidian. Unfortunately, his pursuers are unrelenting, so he grabs the medallion and conti...more
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. Mo...more
I enjoyed the combination of mythology and sci-fi. Using Gaia and bringing in other galaxies makes for a refreshing change from many young...more
The Gaia Wars
"DEADLY SECRETS have been buried in the Cascade mountain wilderness for centuries. Hidden. Out of sight and out of mind.
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 curiou
Although it is marketed as paranormal YA, this novel will also appeal to lovers of literary fiction. It has a Harper Lee-esque quality to its prose that hearken back to the dark side of the glory days.
The Gaia Wars is an especially good read...more
Adults and young adults alike will be engrossed by this book, which the author calls “a fast-paced wilderness adventure with fantasy and sci-fi elements.”
The characters and plot flow effortless from page to page and I especially enjoyed trying to figure out who could be truste...more
Warren is a typical kid in terms of his mischievous and exploratory nature, but he is also revealed as sensitive, caring, and wise beyond his years....more
This is a great book for tweens and up, proven by the tween who stole it from me to read. An adventure with lots of tensio...more
Author's note: August, 2012 - Identity Films, Hollywood, options...more