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The Wanderers (The Wind of Life #2)

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Rider, a fourteen year old Wanderer, has found shelter among the dead willows, the haunted place of the Flatlands. He is suffering from the abuse of his tyrant father, but his connection to nature and the elements keep him sane. He has a special gift that allows him to run with the antelope and to communicate with the animals. When he helps a young woman escape from a grou ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 18th 2011 by Purple Branch Publishing
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Sandra Stiles
Apr 07, 2012 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
In The Wanderers we meet Rider. He is the son of Thorn, the leader of the Wanderers. He seems to delight in abusing his son. Rider too was born with a special gift and his father was not. His father wanted to raise his son different than he was raised. He too had an abusive father. He perceives his son's gift as a weakness. Rider is able to communicate with the animals. After a public whipping, Rider runs away from home. This is all it takes for his father to decide he must be killed as a traito ...more
Heather
Dec 19, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
Book two of The Wind of Life trilogy is set in the Flatlands. We meet Rider, son of Thorn the leader of the Wanderers. Rider has the gift as well and often seeks solace in the Dead Willow Grove. Thorn, though powerful and strong, is jealous of his son and often beats him. Rider leaves his family one night after being publicly beaten by this father. Upon leaving and running to his hiding place in the Dead Willow Forest he runs into Net and her baby sister, who was just born a Flyer. Net is runnin ...more
Sue
Dec 04, 2012 Sue rated it really liked it
I recently won "Vita", Book 3 in The Wind of Life Trilogy, through the Goodreads Giveaway, and the author, Oliver Neubert, was kind enough to send me the complete "The Wind of Life"trilogy. This is the second book in the trilogy-The Wanderers.

I must say that I don't normally read fantasy fiction, but this was a refreshing change that I very much enjoyed. This is a coming of age fantasy fiction that I think kids as well as adults would enjoy.It was a quick and easy read.I liked this book better t
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Alison
Feb 25, 2012 Alison rated it liked it
Honestly, I liked this book better than the first in the series. I thought the characters were easier to identify with and some of the choices that they made were easier to accept at face value. I really enjoyed Rider as a main character. He had a wealth of strength, deterimination, and hope. He is much less impetuous than Timo was, without the need to prove himself.

I enjoyed the settings of this book, as well. The superstitions involved in the forests and deserts of the flatlands lent a definit
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Lorian Jones
Feb 08, 2012 Lorian Jones rated it it was amazing
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The Wanderers (The Wind of Life #2) by Oliver Neubert ughi still love this booki don't know whybut it may be dying for more to read or know what happenwhen i got to the end i was not happy because i didn't want it to end i want to know what happen nexti love rider as i love timo rider is so different from the otherbut the only problem is i just never understand rider father thornthorn had been pain in the azz pardon my wordi have to said what it is on mind and i can't help itfor netnet should ha ...more
Duchovney
Feb 15, 2012 Duchovney rated it really liked it
This series just keeps getting better! Oliver Neubert has shown with this second book that he is a talent that should be getting more exposure for his books. Where is the hype?
This series is the real thing, great writing that keeps improving, a story line that pulls you in and sticks with you long after you are done with the book.
The characters are written so well they come to life right off the page.
This series is great for all ages, young and old. Everyone that enjoys a good story will enjoy
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Gayle
Mar 04, 2012 Gayle rated it it was amazing
I am looking forward to reading! Many thanks to author, Oliver Neubert for kindly sending me an autographed copy!

Another very exciting and enjoyable read from Oliver Neubert. The adventures throughout 'The Wind of Life' continues with the Wanderers. The atmosphere intensifies and the battles increase as war looms.

Character development was nicely done. World-building is expertly created in a precise and succinct manner enabling the reader to view and understand without being bogged down descrip
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Kathryn Cooper
Aug 01, 2012 Kathryn Cooper rated it liked it
The writing was better for this book. I connected more with Rider, the wanderer. Again the narrator changed to different characters but mostly stayed with Rider. I wasn't a huge fan of the villain narrative. Knowing what the villain was doing and thinking gave too much away when it could have been left a mystery longer.

There was a cute budding romance, and the plot was intriguing. I'd be interested to read the next book in the series.

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sexual content: none
language: none
violence: mi
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Zoey42
Mar 24, 2012 Zoey42 rated it really liked it
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Abriel
Mar 15, 2012 Abriel rated it really liked it
I loved the pacing, and the characters, and that whenever I had a question it was answered. (The only parts I was a bit sketchy on were when Flyers were mentioned, but then again, I haven't read the first book yet.)My only issue with the plot was that Rider started off the book with green eyes and black hair, and ended up with brown eyes and brown hair. Not entirely sure what that was about...
Roxy
Mar 01, 2012 Roxy rated it it was amazing
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Paddy O'callaghan
Jan 27, 2013 Paddy O'callaghan rated it it was amazing
I'd recommend this book to readers. Now that's saying something, eh? What do I mean by that specifically? Well, If you read, you'll probably enjoy this awesome tome.

Another triumph for Neubert
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Oliver Neubert, born in West Germany in 1961, took a long route to discover his passion for writing fast pace adventure, fantasy stories for middle grade reluctant and avid readers. His stories are thought provocing and relevant.

His detours included getting his diploma in Mechanical Engineerring (British Columbia, Canada), his degree in Psychology and Economics from Simon Fraser University (Britis
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The Wind of Life (3 books)
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