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Warriors of the Heynai

(Jake West #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  32 reviews
The Heynai bestowed upon the people of Estia one great weapon to fight the forces of evil, a set of five stones which possess unlimited powers. They housed them in a protective box and entrusted it to a Keeper, a guardian chosen from Earth. For centuries, the Stones and the Keepers defended their world against wizards, tyrants and armies.

Until the day that two ordinary
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published October 13th 2011
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Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-thrillers
This is the second installment of the Jake West series and it really, really, REALLY good!
In this book, Jake tries not only to save himself, his old and new friends and restore the stones but also tries to save another world from annihilation.
This book is full of twists and turns that leave the reader on the edge of his or her seat. I didn't want to put the book down.
Anyone who is interested in YA and fantasy should definitely take the time to sit down and read this book and its companions!

Yvette Calleiro
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book of the Jake West series. Although the author does a good job of briefly summarizing book one, I would highly recommend that readers read book one before reading this book. It will allow you to fully understand what is happening and the growth that the characters make.

This book picks up with Ben seriously wounded and Jake having to face his father while also realizing that his grandfather is not dead yet. He has a choice to stay safe at home with his family, but he chooses
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
With this novel Webb jumps right into the action of the story, and this action comes with a huge twist from the first installment, while still picking up exactly where it left off. The action continues throughout the entire novel without a single dull moment. There are lots of laughs coupled with even more adventures.

The descriptions in this novel remain just as clear as in the first. I also appreciate that you get a better picture of what the lands look like. Descriptions are about more than
John Dizon
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Warriors of the Heynai by MJ Webb is the sequel to the author’s debut fantasy novel which follows hot on the heels of the original. Once again we follow the exploits of Jake West as he continues along the crusade to depose the evil King Vantrax and his brutal hordes. Only Jake has been transported back to his own world in the opening scenes at the deathbed of his grandfather, whose mystical stones provided the portal to where Jake becomes the next family war hero. Overcoming his grief, he makes ...more
Book Two is a continuation of the trials and tribulations the boys face as they each seek to fulfill their role in this new world. Jake, while having the hopes of the entire world on his shoulders may just have it easier, for he knows his role to play. But Ben is along for the ride, supporting Jake.

There is easily as much, if not more, action in this book than in the first. Yet the characters continue to develop nicely and with depth one might not expect in a story of this nature. Mr. Webb has
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I believe that the best review that a reader can give a book is when they say that they can't put the book down. This is most certainly the case with Jake West -Warriors of the Heynai. The only two things that prevented me from reading the book from cover to cover in one go was work and sleep!!! I had read the previous book - Jake West -Keeper of the Stones - and was awaiting the second book with great anticipation...And I wasn't disappointed. Jake West - Warriors of the Heynai is a thrill ride ...more
Charity Parkerson
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Epic fantasy adventure
Jake West is back in a new time travel adventure. This time around, we meet The
Warriors of the Heynai, as Jake sets out to restore the box of stones and keep
his promise to defeat King Vantrax . The twists and turns will leave you on the
edge of your seat. You'll cheer for Jake's success, and hold your breath during the
moments, that failure seems imminent.

This book is written in 3rd person, and it broke my heart from the very beginning,
but luckily, Webb found a way to bring
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was just as good as the last. New characters, more adventures, another battle ... I cannot wait to find out what happens in book 3.

I know I can be like others and really go into the storyline, but I feel that seriously detracts from the enjoyment of the story. I will tell you that you will be surprised by what joins the rebel army ... and by what King Vantrax is able to summon because of the magic he holds. I caught myself holding my breath so many times, hoping upon hope that things
Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Warriors of the Heynai is perhaps better for young readers who are looking for something to read to kill time than it is for anyone who is looking for a book that they can't put down. It continues the concept of traveling to another world and being a leader in that world with powers that you never would have had in your own.

Kinks from the first novel seem to be worked out a little better in this, the second of the series. We have moved past long back story and clumsy descriptions, however there
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
This book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review. Thank You.

This book starts where the last one left off, in a hospital and someone close to Jake is dead. “The stones were a mighty weapon given to the people of Estia by the Heynai, spirits who entrusted the box to the Keepers, ancestors of Jake's from Earth. It had survived centuries, protecting the world and countless others from harm, and Jake and Ben had broken it!” This book starts out pretty good. The writing is stronger and
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
The second book of the Jake West series is much better than the first book and I give it a rating of 3.5 STARS.

Like the first book I received this one too for free from the author in return for a review. Thank you Mr. Webb.

I would have given this book a solid 4 stars but for the fact that some of the shortcomings of the first book(The Keeper of the Stones)continue in this one.

The writing style and narration could still be better. There are some spelling and punctuation errors. The narration and
 Nyarlathotep Twelfth Month The Haunted Reading Room
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA Fantasy, Paranormal
Shelves: march-2012-reads
Jake West Book Two

The first Jake West story left us, not so much with a cliffhanger, as with a strong sense of Jake’s determination. He has found his destiny, learned his purpose, and he is dedicated to living it-somehow. But Book Two again throws us into the emotional turmoil, commencing the story with Author Webb’s trademark dialogue and speedy plotting. As we know from life, once we find our destiny, events are more likely to turn topsy-turvy than they are to run straight and smooth, and this
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, proper-books
This is the second installment of the Jake West series and ooooooo it is good, it has everything you could possibly want in a book, other worlds, strange cultures and races, battles between good and evil, huge near impossible quests, spirit guides, best friends (who constantly eat), bravery in the face of adversity, winged horses, mystical stones and best of all fire breathing dragons (I do like a dragon...I'm with Ben, they would make great pets). In this installment we follow Jake as he tries ...more
Cesar M.
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Well I have to say that I really enjoyed this second book in the Jake West series. The story really moves on, always keeping you wondering whats around the corner. Jake the main charachter matures a lot during in this book as he faces new challenges and has plenty of new powers to finesse. But whilst the story explains his powers, he is still limited in his abilities until the stones are restored.
Ben his best friend has also learnt how to stand on his own two feet, to fight within his
M.J. Webb
Oct 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
This is my second book and I've agonised over rating it myself. I have seen on this site that most authors do however and so I give it 5 stars; one of the many 5 star ratings on is shown below.
It was penned for teens and young adults. It's a bit of fun and escapism, nothing more.

"Jake West and Ben are back! After following their epic journey across Estia in the previous book in the series, I couldn’t wait to continue reading. The boys face many perils in their search to repair the
Sarah Martinson
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book even more than the first one! This book continues the adventure with Jake, Ben, Zephany and the others in a fast paced adventure, still trying to save Estia from the evil sorcerer King Vantrax.

This book, Warriors of the Heynai, takes on a Lord of the Rings and Eragon style of writing. Right off the bat, this story draws you in when an event happens that you couldn't believe possible, and continues with many heart stopping and even heart wrenching events that keep you turning
Michael Long
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Warriors of the Heynai continues to follow the story of keeper Jake and the rebel army as they strive to survive the onslaught of the evil sorcerer Vantrax.

I liked this book much better than the first book. The writing style is similar to the first book, but slightly better in my opinion. It is still written to juveniles but it is more palatable for adults. All the characters have really hit their stride this go around and the story telling is quick-paced and thrilling. The plot of the book is
Tracy Jones
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“The Adventure Continues…”

Once again, M.J. Webb, has taken me on another amazing adventure! As the story continues, Jake, with the help of old friends and new, continues his journey through the madness of war throughout the land of Estia. As his powers of the Keeper continue to grow, he is also joined by the mysterious warriors of the Heynai, a group of magical spirits who help to guide him in his efforts to save the people of Estia from the tyranny of King Vantrax, brother of the rightful king,
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review.

The "Warriors of the Heynai" is the continuation of Jake West's quest into Rhuaddan (another world which is a mixture of old west with kings and monsters and MANY battles). I think this book was much more interesting and quick paced than the previous one.

Jake continues to be amazing as a Keeper, but Ben is kind of moaning too much. However, they are best friends and continue together and look out for one another. They continue their
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Like the first book in the series I found Warriors of Heynai an entertaining fantasy read. I also say it's more of a younger teen read than a YA book.

Warriors of the Heynai was easier to read and more interesting than The Keeper of the Stones. This could be due to the reader knowing more about the characters and places. Loved reading about the old and new characters and more about Estia. Battle scenes were great but did find some scenes too descriptive. I must say, I loved the twists and turns
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, own
Webb has done an excellent job with the second installment of The Jake West series. Jake and Ben continue their adventure in a strange land where they meet fierce and interesting creatures. The Heynai choose to guide Jake and his friends along their way to the hopeful victory over the evil wizard Vantrax. They have many obstacles that they have to face where Jake's will and leadership skill is tested. Vantrax has them on the run but hopeful in the next installment we will see a victory for Jake ...more
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Having read keeper of the stones on holiday couldn't wait to get back to get this book and I haven't been disappointed an excellent read I recommend everyone to give this author a go my best advice is to buy Keeper of the Stones, Warriors of Heynai and the third in the trilogy the Estian Alliance at the same time you will not want to wait to get the next adventure they really are a good read, congratulations Mr Webb!!!!
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series is getting better and better, I think. I love a little but of time travel. I have read the first book in this series and so far I like how this author writes. I think if you like to read books about time travel you should check it out. This book has a little bit of everything in it for you beside just time travel. * I was given this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story is about a young boy and his best friend travelling to another world/realm and it is up to them to save everyone or it will destroy everything including their own world. It is full of Magic, action and mythical characters. These books are for young adults and older.

I really enjoyed this book , at first I was shocked at the total change in Ben but hang in there, it will make sense in the end :)
It is full on from the start with excitement and action!
Bruce Weller
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book lead into a much bigger picture of all those hero’s that make this story it is a turning of a story of how one person is capable of reaching the hearts of those around them and helping them make the choices they have for the greater good. I love the interaction of all the characters that are needed to make one hero special. For we never truly do things on our own. Life brings us to people and places that help us be who we are. I see that build up in this book.
Craig Parkinson
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
a fantastic follow on from book one. lots of action and the storie never faulters or becomes boring, always wanting to know what is going to happen next. book Three bring it on
Jul 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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In this second installment of The Keeper of Stones, Jake West and the gang took us again into the world of Rhuaddan via time travel. The Warriors of the Heynai immediately picked up from where the first book left. This time, Jake wasn’t only facing the dilemma of saving Rhuaddan and the fixing of the stones but he must also race against time to save Ben from the clutches of death. With this almost impossible task, Jake discovered another
Great start to the story rates 4 stars, but after that the story dragged. Really, this book was just the transition time between Jake arriving in the first book and the big battle in the next book.

I would abandon the series, because I don't really enjoy reading the story, but I do want to know what is going to happen to Jake, Ben & Zephany.

* Shifting point of view between, Jake & co. (Ben, Tien & giant Falorian, Verastus), Princess Zephany, King Artrex and evil King Vantrex
Belinda King
Aug 21, 2013 rated it liked it
This second book in the Jake West trilogy largely focused on the relationships between the characters and Jake. I loved all the descriptive text which gave the impression that I was right there with Jake experiencing the story. I could feel the frustrations and the excitement and also the friendships developing between the characters. I found myself trusting and eager to pursue the adventures that were happening. I was very interested in how Princess Zephany's character developed. I very much ...more
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I received this book from the author for my honest review.
Well, I liked this book a little better than the first one because I thought the writing was a little better and the story was interesting. I really wanted to like it more but for some reason I just couldn't get into it like i wanted to. It has received a lot of good reviews here on goodreads so I think it's just not my type of book but I can see why others would really enjoy it.
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M J Webb is a loving father of two and husband to one. He lives and works in the heart of England. A short while after the birth of his two children he found himself wanting to do something for them. He wanted to give them something they would always have, something from him that they could hopefully be proud of.
The Jake West trilogy was the result.

Other books in the series

Jake West (3 books)
  • The Keeper of the Stones (Jake West, #1)
  • The Estian Alliance (Jake West, #3)
“ was not Laetral who saved us today! It was he who inspired us to fight I grant you, yes. But, only because Princess Zephany allowed him to! She was the first into battle, and the last to return if I am not mistaken? It was she who returned to the fight when she did not have to, to rescue our soldiers and lead our archers so brilliantly. And it is thanks to the Princess’ leadership that we stand before you now, for we all would surely have fallen without her actions. We who stand in this square are already dead. We breathe now only because we were saved. We should have died out there on those fields today and we know it. Our lives belong to the one who saved us!’
Caro turned to Zephany and took out his sword. He fell down on bended knee and held it out in front of him. ‘Princess... I, Caro, son of Truith of the house of Sirrannus, Champion of Perosya, do hereby pledge to you my sword and allegiance. I am yours, and I hereby swear to serve you faithfully, unto death… Lead us in this fight? Command us, and it shall be done without question. From this day forward, I proclaim you to be the chosen leader of our army. The knights of the Estian Alliance are yours!”
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