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Phoenix (Five Ancestors: Out of the Ashes #1)

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276 pages
Published September 2012 by Random House
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~Haelee~
I love that the book takes place in the 21st century!!!
Ms. Yingling
I want this book for my library RIGHT NOW!!!

Phoenix is competing in a local cycle race when Ryan, a sort-of friend, starts to ride dirty, grabbing the back of his shirt and eventually kicking him right in the face. Phoenix's tire is ruined and his grandfather is assessing his wounds when he comes to. There's no hope for the race (and Phoenix hates to lose), but to make matters worse, when the pair arrive home, their house has been trashed and the grandfather's "herbal supplement" has been stolen
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Mirely
Synopsis: It is 350 years after the events of The Five Ancestors. Phoenix Collins lives in Indiana with his grandfather who is teaching him kung fu. But Phoenix's real love is mountain bike racing. When unsettling events reveal that his grandfather is not only one of the legendary five Cangzhen monks, but also almost 400 years old, Phoenix must race the clock if he is going to keep his beloved ancestor alive. Traveling to China, he meets an intriguing young woman who is a talented biker and a te ...more
Miranda Raney
Jun 05, 2012 Miranda Raney marked it as to-read
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It is 350 years after the events of The Five Ancestors. Phoenix Collns lives in Indiana with his grandfather who is teaching him kung fu. But Phoenix's real love is dirt-bike racing. When unsettling events reveal that his grandfather is not only one of the legendary five Cangzhen monks, but also almost 400 years old, Phoenix must race the clock if he is going to keep his beloved ancestor alive. Traveling to China, he meets an intriguing young woman who is a tal
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Ji Mei ^_^
I thought this was an interesting continuation of the first series. I like Phoenix Collins, the main character, and how he is kind, cheerful, and just an average teenager. The plot and the twists did make me unable to put the book down, however I do have some things I didn't like about this book. It seems more a book about racing bikes than kung fu like in the first series. I understand that this perspective was that kung fu was in other aspects of life, but I just don't like the focus all on bi ...more
Tracy
I really found this a fun book to read. Though I do have to be honest and say the parent in me cringed over the amount of traveling that the main character Phoenix did on his own. I mean traveling to China from Indiana as a 13 year old by yourself, I cringe allowing my 16 year old do that. But thankfully this is a fiction book and I can let it seep out of my mind. This is the first book of a new series that follows Jeff Stones The Five Ancestors Series.

Phoenix is a great character, very realisti
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Andrew P
Out of the ashes, Phoenix by Jeff Stone is an action packed book with many fights and mysteries. This book is packed with a lot of biking and a large amount of kung-fu. This book includes gun fights and some deaths but isn't gory. Out of the ashes, Phoenix has a lot of adventure in China and also back in Texas. If you have read any of The five Ancestors series, then you will be sure to like this book.
Nancy
This is the first book in a follow up series to Stone’s Five Ancestors series. In this book, we meet Phoenix, an orphaned teenager from Indiana. He loves trail bike racing and is pretty good at it. When he learns that his grandfather is actually almost 400 years old, things get interesting for him. He is soon off to China to get back the dragon bone that has been keeping his grandfather alive. More adventures await as he tries to get the dragon bone back from some super bad guys.
The Styling Librarian
Phoenix - The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes Book 1 by Jeff Stone - Fascinating to see how Jeff Stone jumps forward in time to set up a whole new captivating adventure and incorporating the former ancestors into the story as well. Really enjoyed. Reminded me of how the author Susan Fletcher created Ancient Strange and Lovely - the gorgeous follow up to her Dragon Chronicles series jumping forward into present time but pulling along the strings of the past stories we loved.
Robyn
I can't believe I knew who the villain was from the very beginning, it was interesting how I was thrown off of that. I enjoyed Jeff Stone bringing the characters of the past back to the present; it was nice encountering all those characters again, but with a new main protagonist and a new cast of characters. I wonder how Jeff Stone will choose to continue the next volume because this book itself felt wrapped up.
Kirai Maria
I'm beyond amazed at Jeff Stone's ability to switch voices so drastically yet so successfully!
Can't wait to read Lion!
San
Phoenix goes to china to find dragon bone, which is greatly needed to save his grandfather's life. He encounters more trouble, including the guys who stole his grandfather's stash.
Charlie
Loved this bookZ. Could not put it down. A lot more happened then I expected. There is a lot of double crossing and that stuff, though.
Susanna Chan
Better written than the last few Five Ancestors series as it has less Chinese historical or cultural content to go wrong.
Red T
Very interesting, some parts were climactic and exciting, others not so much. But a very good book.
Launna
There was a murder in this book that was unsettling. Also other violence.
India
Can't wait for the 2nd book!!!!!!!!
Lily
it was ok.....
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Jeff Stone is the author of the hugely successful Five Ancestors series. When that series concluded, he wanted to do something different than another tale set in seventeenth-century China. However, he was reluctant to completely let go of kung fu or the characters he had grown to love. So he created an opportunity to update them to his own contemporary life. That would be his new trilogy--The Five ...more
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