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The Warrior's Return

(Ian Quicksilver #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  27 reviews
“You filthy Bankhir liar! Warriors are bred to kill. Now, kill me!”

“No,” I said. “And give Silivus a message for me. You tell him that if he wants Bankhir and Garfel, he’ll have to go through me … Nobody takes my planet without a fight.”

Skinny, nerdy foster kid Ian Quicksilver from Puckerbush, Nevada, has just discovered an unsettling truth—he is the last warrior prince of
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
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Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dudes! This book was a hoot for a number of reasons: 1.) Ian is a very likable and charming character. Peterson writes the voice and the personality of a snarky-yet-witty teenage boy very well. 2.) The relationship between Corbin and Ian -- the jibs and jabs, the snide comments, the funny banter, the ultimate loyalty -- was highly enjoyable. 3.) The author is a local chick, someone I grew up with, and a friend, so that's pretty rad!

Overall, well done, Alyson Peterson! Well done on your debut
Dylan Lawrence
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is about 2 people that come from an alien planet. They get sent to earth by an evil wizard who wants them to fail, for his own gain. They have until they are 16 to complete a quest. One of them doesn't know about it until there are only a few months left, the other one doesn't know about the quest until there is only a week or so left. I liked how the book had suspense and that the dynamic of things were constantly changing. I also liked the characters personalities. I would recommend ...more
Ian isn't anyone special. In fact, most people don't even realize he exists. He lives in a foster home and doesn't have any friends. Then, Coach Corbin becomes his new gym teacher and starts whipping him into shape. He has no idea why he's being singled out until Coach Corbin tells him who he really is and the quest he must complete to save his people--who live on another planet! Unfortunately, it requires the new, beautiful girl Arianna to fall in love with him and he doesn't have much time. ...more
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it

This is a fun adventure series, With main characters that are 15 years old they have to meet and fall in love and get married by their sixteen birthday or their two planets will die.

Ian is a 15 year old nerdy foster kid. It is not a good foster family. Ian is from the planet of Bankhir a race of warriors . He finds out that he is a prince on his planet. He has to find the princess of Garfel and marry her before his sixteen birthday.

Corbin is a gym teacher that picks on Ian a lot until he
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
First of all I have to tell you that this author is super sweet and super nice. She really cares about people and she is wonderful to work with!

This story line is WAY FUN!

Socially awkward moments, school classes, cool magic and great twists and turns turns take you on an adventure the whole family could love!

It is a GREAT story...However, there is a some mild swearing in the book- I am disappointed in that fact-

And I am curious as to why SO MANY authors are now including it in their books and
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
So once I got into this book I couldn't put it down. This was a really fun mix of humor, sci-fi, fantasy, average scrawny kid, and just a touch of feels. Ian is such a fun character, even if I wanted to smack him upside the head a time or two. Ari appears to be very complex. I think there is a lot more to her than what was revealed in this book. I'm excited to see where she winds up. Silivus? Well, I'm not sure he feels as dangerous as he's supposed to be. I hope he gets more deadly. He came ...more
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this quirky little tale about Ian! It was fun and humorous- quick witted and kept moving. Good work!
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was so fun to read I loved it. Everyone should read it.
Ann Firestone
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Defnitely a YA book. Fun to read. Part of a series and I am looking forward to the next one. Kind of a fun superhero movie idea. Quick read.
Michelle Dickey
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I love the characters and the humor. You won't regret reading this book.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I love the characters and the humor. Read it, you won't regret it.
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This book was really funny. I rarely find myself laughing out loud at a book, but I did it multiple times throughout. It was well written, the plot was well developed, and the characters were both well developed and likable. I liked how Ian was developed throughout the book and wasn't as static of a character as most are. Another nice thing about him was that he wasn't one of the rude and judgmental characters that you have to get stuck with reading all the time. He was nice to most people

Mandi Ellsworth
I picked this up thinking it wouldn't be very good. I'm not sure why I thought that, but I did, and I'm happy to say it was inaccurate. This book reminded me a lot of "The Warrior Heir" by Cinda Chima, and that is a very positive thing.

Ian is a prince from another world, who lost everything when an evil sorcerer thrust him to Earth. As an undersized, asthmatic sophomore in high school, Ian knows he has no chance in getting the new girl, Ari, to fall in love with him. And in order to save his
Kevin Nielsen
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Alyson Peterson accomplishes with "Ian Quicksilver: The Warrior's Return" what other authors only wish they could. The fun begins on the first page and carries you through to the very last. The main character's voice is amazing and really allows the reader to get into the mind of a teenage boy, something that is quite remarkable considering that the author, having never been one herself, has never experienced first hand. When Ian then encounters the new school coach and starts getting referred ...more
Cassie Shiels
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! I mean it it was awesome. I couldn't help loving Ian and his attitude about life, while he felt invisible and when he started not to be. This book was super funny, surprising and written so well! Ari was a mixture of sweet and dangerous. Add into the mix a evil wizard, a coach who is actually rather meddlesome, the fate of two planets and just a squeeze of romance. I was captivated. This is one of those books I shelve for a while only to pick it up and read yet it again. ...more
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I normally wouldn't have picked this book up to read but because the author is married to one of my co-workers our book group decided to read this one and then talk about it with Alyson. I found this book to be very enjoyable and I loved all the witty and sometimes snarky comments the characters made. The story flowed smoothly for me and kept me guessing and wanting more. I can't wait to meet the authoress and talk further about Ian and Ari. I especially loved Bob. He was a fun addition to the ...more
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a fun and humorous book for any reader, but the teenage population would really enjoy the book. Each chapter will have you laughing out loud. The book overall flowed well and it was easy to get through. The main characters are Ari and Ian are very likable and I spent the whole book hoping that nerdy Ian and gorgeous Ari would fall in love (their fate depended on it)! This may be the book that helps your teenager decide that they do like reading.
The premise of the book is interesting: a warrior prince and a magical princess are exiled to Earth as babies. They must find each other within 16 years, but only the prince remembers who he is. It's not often that interstellar travel and magic are combined in one book, but Peterson does a great job with it and makes it work well. You can read my full review over on MySF Reviews.
Alexis White
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much! It had so many unexpected and surprising events. I liked the characters that were trying to do good. The evil magician bugged me a lot. (which i'm pretty sure he was supposed too) The ending makes me sad because it ends-there is a second coming out- but I wanted to keep reading! I love this book and recommend it to anyone who likes adventure, romance, and friendship.
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sometimes you just want to read a fun book, and this would be it. The dialogue is quick and witty and sometimes laugh out loud hilarious. I would recommend it to kids and adults. (my favorite character is Coach Corbin ;)
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Had lots of humor and action. Liked it.
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Campy and fun. It could have been cheesy, but the author found the right voice to make it entertaining and engaging.
Oct 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Kind of weird. Fairly well written and engaging but sort of bizarre. One time read.
This book made me smile. But ultimately I believe it was my distaste in all things middle grade that made me quit.
Libby Gibson
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely amazing! It is a must read book!
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. I loved the theme that we should never give up. It had humor, romance, action, and was filled with hope. I can't wait for the next book to come out!!
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Alyson Peterson is the youngest of eight kids, shared one bathroom with six sisters and grew up with no television. She spent the majority of her life climbing rocks, riding horses, chasing cattle, hiking, biking, chucking snowballs at cars and making grass whistles. Alyson received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Utah State University and never put to use four years of art school. Instead, she turned ...more

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