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Lion (Five Ancestors: Out of the Ashes #2)

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Road bike racing rules in this action-packed adventure perfect for cycling fans, readers of the popular Five Ancestors series, and anyone who loves a fast-paced page-turner.
 
Ryan Vanderhausen is psyched. After his mountain biking disaster, he discovers that his size and strength make him a natural for road bike racing. So he and his friends Phoenix, Jake, and Hú Dié head
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jeff Stone
Mar 31, 2015 Jeff Stone rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Um, I wrote it. :-)
Berkeley Poder
Jan 18, 2017 Berkeley Poder rated it it was amazing
So this book is about three peope named Ryan,HU Die and Ryans cousin Peter Wait almost forgot phonix. They are love bikes and love to practice for bike races and they all have dreamed being in a bike race. They love to see mountains that have trals to go up the it. They are going up to calafornia for a bike race and they are so exsited to go there because they did not know why they were going up there they have to ride a train to get up there which might take longer because plains are faster and ...more
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Cindy Mitchell
Apr 28, 2015 Cindy Mitchell rated it it was amazing
Stone, Jeff Lion (The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes #2) 240 pgs. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2013. $16.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.

Ryan and his best friends Phoenix, Jake and Hú Dié get a chance to learn road biking, a bit of a change from the mountain biking they love. They fly out to California to stay with Ryan’s cousin, Peter, an experienced road cyclist, who isn’t letting a past injury keep him from riding. In the first book Ryan was given
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Ms. Yingling
Dec 10, 2013 Ms. Yingling rated it it was amazing
Ryan, having escaped from his evil uncle who was dosing him with dragon bone, is trying to kick the habit with the help of his friend Phoenix and his grandfather. He still has the amazing strength and endurance that he gained from taking the ancient drug, but detoxing from it can lead to terrible cramping. When Ryan's mother agrees to let him go to California to visit his uncle Peter because of the constant rain in their own area, Phoenix and Ryan's other friends Jake and Hue Die go as well. Whe ...more
Aelvana
Jan 21, 2015 Aelvana rated it really liked it
Ryan is determined to beat his dependance on dragon bone, but the weather has other plans. When rain wipes out his usual mountain bike trails, an unexpected opportunity surfaces to learn road biking with his uncle in California. But road biking isn't all that he and his friends find in California. Old enemies, new races, and unexpected ties to ancient China . . .

This book shifts the focus from the cyclocross and mountain bikes in Phoenix to road biking. And the sport is different enough to be an
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Tyrian
Oct 02, 2014 Tyrian rated it it was amazing
Lion is a book about a group of 4 teens that decide to participate in a bike race after their normal mountain bike trail is ruined by the rain. The reason they entered the race was because Ryan (the main character) had dragon bone in his body and had to get it out or it was make him deteriorate. Dragon bone is grounded up from the original dragon’s bone, but even when the dragon was dead, the bone and spirit lived on, and those who consumed it had the dragon bone give them special abilities but ...more
Janet
Apr 11, 2015 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun series about bike racing with some intrigue thrown in about an extremely dangerous, mythical substance called dragon's bone. I enjoyed getting to know the 2nd young teenager as he fought the negative effects of the dragon's bone that his uncle had forced on him in the 1st book of this series. The friendships forged in the earlier book grow stronger in this new book. I really enjoyed reading it.
Melita
May 16, 2014 Melita rated it it was ok
Not really sure why, but I didn't like this as much as the ancestors series. Maybe I just care less about bikes? So it seemed like the story dragged.
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Jeff Stone is the author of the ALA and IRA award-winning Five Ancestors series with more than 600,000 copies sold in 14 languages. 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 ...more
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