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(Children of Nostradamus #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  214 ratings  ·  58 reviews
New England is a walled off radioactive prison. People exhibiting extraordinary abilities are hunted for experiments. The only talent twenty-six-year-old Conthan has in life is his art and knack for sarcasm. When a cop threatens his life, Conthan discovers he has the ability to teleport. Hunted by the military and a woman with her own gifts, Conthan finds exiles in the Bos ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Limitless Publishing
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Montzalee Wittmann
Nighthawks (Children of Nostradamus Book 1) by Jeremy Flagg, narrated by Robin J Sitten, is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. This book I fell in love with! There was an event that caused some kids to be different, special gifts, but the government doesn't consider them gifts. but a danger and. They lock these kids up or send these people out to the zone to live on their own, the zone that is radiated. Sometimes these gifts develop late in life, in a moment of crisis. This ...more
Frank Errington
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Nighthawks: Children of Nostradamus Book 1 is a complex and fascinating read.

Eleanor Valentine is a psychic to the first woman president, Cecelia Joyce, but when she attempts to assassinate her boss it leads to her death and to "The Culling" of all mentalists.

The mentalists are not the only ones with powers beyond those of mortal men. There are The Children of Nostradamus. "Where the Children of Nostradamus have hundreds of recorded abilities, there are certain things we all have in c
Meenaz Lodhi
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This is a story of how mutant humans with powers come to interrelate by the hand of another woman with the ability to foresee the future to create a rebellion and the transition of their lives to be able to live with their powers, sometimes a curse, and how they defend themselves from the persecution of the government. Great story line and in depth of the characters! The author’s linguistic richness and his ingenious world created from scratch compile a novel which promises intense suspense ...more
Meenaz Lodhi
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This story of how mutant humans with powers come to interrelate by the hand of another woman with the ability to foresee the future to create a rebellion and the transition of their lives to be able to live with their powers, sometimes a curse, and how they defend themselves from the persecution of the government. Great story line and in depth of the characters!
Stjepan Cobets
My rating 4.0

The book "Nighthawks (Children of Nostradamus # 1)" by Jeremy Flagg is a solid story about superheroes. The story takes us in a dystopian world where due to changes in the sun appear people who have superpowers. The government at all costs is trying to put all those who have new superpowers under their control. But because of their behavior, a terrorist group attacked the US and activating the nuclear head. Parts of America are contaminated and government all that which are "out of
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, arc, kindle
The advisor to the president has powers of precognition. She isn't the only one, but she is the most powerful. When a vision shows her a dark world to come, she writes letters for the principal parties and heroically but fruitlessly attempts to stop what's coming.

The story begins with massive time jumps and action skips between the chapters and it isn't until almost 30% through that the reader is given a cohesive overview of the plot. It turns out there are people who have evolved special powers
Jan 06, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My original Nighthawks audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Eleanor Valentine is a powerful psychic able to predict the near future with astounding accuracy.  As an advisor to the president, she has used her powers to help steer the workings of government to positive outcomes.  She discovers that a horrible darkness looms for the world, the only solution is to assassinate the president, but fails in her attempt and is killed in the process.

Now forty years in the fu
E.M. Fitch
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This jacked up version of X-men is a wild ride!

It begins with a woman who can see the future and a plan that unravels from page to page. No one knows where it’s going, not the characters and not the reader, and it keeps you guessing until the very end!

The world is half in ruins. Deviants to the normal course of humanity have emerged, as Nostradamus had once predicted, and they are targeted. The government strains to keep them in check and the ever present question is: should they? New England is
Emily Ross
I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I loved this book! It's a bit like X-Men only much more in depth. After an event that caused these differences to become widespread and well known, the government locks up the people who develop changes. Alternatively, they can be exiled to New England, which is a scorched out ruin.

Conthan discovers that he is a child of Nostradamus, somebody who has an ability deviant from the norm, after a cop threa
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I only kind of enjoyed reading comics as a kid. I always wanted more from the characters and the storyline; things I got in novels that took a long and expensive time to receive through comics. Jeremy Flagg has given me exactly what I want--comic book superheroes who are people I can get to know and develop a relationship without needing to read decades of backstory that may or may not be current with today's version.

Nighthawks, while lacking the characteristic "POW" and "BANG" found in comics,
LC Morgans
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was offered an advance copy in exchange for an honest review, and was excited to read Jeremy Flagg's new novel. It's a dystopian science-fiction and I found the story compelling and intriguing, but also complex and intense, like many in the genre. You need to keep your wits about you with this book, as it's fast-paced and the characters are varied, but it's well worth a read. Looking forward to more of this series. ...more
Patricia Terry
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was extremely enjoyable. The characters were great, and the story was interesting. There was a lot of action. At the end I felt as if I had just gone on an adventure quest, only the whole team were magic users with vastly different skills. I received a free review copy of the audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

The Story

A good post apocalyptic story of people who have powers beyond normal humans and their struggles with life and agencies looking to control them, I wanted to find out what was going to happen to the characters and the story had enough twists to keep me guessing. It's by no means completely original (obviously you think straight away of X-men or similar) but it's also not a direct rip off of anything I can think of and
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Filled with action to make this an awesome story. Impossible to figure out what will happen next. Ready for the next.
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

If you enjoy dystopian novels, I highly recommend this book! This book brings elements of superhero-like characters to a dystopian society. Each character is well developed and an intricate part of the story. The story is action packed and keeps you guessing. I'm so excited that this is only book 1 and I can't wait to read the next one!
Dec 14, 2018 rated it liked it
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TL;DR - A book about super-humans, government oppression and revenge. An enjoyable concept I just couldn't get in to.

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Recommended For: Fans of X-men type novels

About the Book...

In the world of Nighthawks, super-powers exist and are heavily resisted by the American government. Powered humans (or, Children of Nostrodamus) are locked up, killed or forced to live in an uninhabitable wasteland - shunned by society. A powerful psychic m
Elena Alvarez Dosil
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Eleanor Valentine was a psychic to the President of the United States. Feeling something fishy at the White House, Eleanor sends several letters to be delivered in the future to different people. These people will be the called The Children of Nostradamus, with special powers and the capacity of not falling ill. They seek refuge on the dead zone, where no one else can survive. The Paladins, commanded by the President are aft
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. This is the first of this series, and leads into the next. I am intrigued, and would like to listen to the next book. This world, so far, has caught my attention.

The book starts in 1992, Elinor Valentine’s talent is to foresee the future. She is considered a mentalist. She gives some envelopes to Mr. Davis to mail. They are postmarked many years in the future. The next chapter skips to 2032. People are starting to receive these envelo
Eleanor Valentine was a psychic to the President of the United States, she feels something is wrong and writes some letters to be sent to different people in the future. She then attempts to assassinate the president, but fails, and this leads to the culling of all mentalists. These letters she sent, shape some peoples lives, these people she chose have some kind of special ability and are known as The Children of Nostradamus. These children are often sequestered away by the government or sent t ...more
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" I will fear no evil."
1992, and America has it's first female President. She is assisted by a Eleanor, a psychic who can see future patterns and who, before she is murdered, writes letters to be given to people at strategic points over the next 40 years, letters which will greatly influence each recipient. A culling of 'mentalists' after Eleanor's death is followed by a fighting back by ten and the explosion of two nuclear devises, the emergence of the Children of Nostrada
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved listening to this book it's incredibly creative, the whole scenario was really intriguing, and the execution of it is very well done.

The book raises many questions about human nature and a propensity to discriminate against anyone who's different. The Children of Nostradamus also called the Nighthawks the next stage in human evolution, they have spectacular abilities and I feared by many despite having no intention of causing harm. As we have seen in the past with discrimination based on
Anna Szabó
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
The cover and premise both caught my attention when I was looking for something new to read.

People with extraordinary abilities are hunted for experiments. The hunters are the american government. But hunted or the Children of Nostradamus as they are called, fight back. Conthan thinks he is an ordinary human until he realises he isn’t. His life turns upside down. He has to master his ability to survive and to help a small team of Children who saved his life.

I so wanted to like this book but I
David Phipps
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
This is the start of a fantasy series about some people with super powers who are fighting against their oppressors. Sort of like the X-men. It is set in a semi-dystopian world where part of the world is normal and part is radioactive rubble. The story follows a young guy who is new to his portal-creating powers joining a team of other mutants each with their own special powers. Mutants are hunted by the government and imprisoned, in part due to a past event depicted in one of the first chapters ...more
Colin Rowlands
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are a fan of the X-Men comics then a lot of the themes and characters will seem very familiar at first, evoking memories of characters and storylines like the shadow king and days of future past.

However, this book is more than it's starting point with a strong cast and a compelling storyline with good pacing that doesn't flag despite having a fairly large cast with a varied array of powers to introduce and at the same time nicely setting up the sequel too.

I am not familiar with this narr
Daniel Keohane
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! It took a while to get my head around so many characters, but in many ways it was like an X-Men reboot with some interesting new powers. The first half is backstory of a few main characters, some of whom are only just discovering their powers, and the second half is pretty much non-stop action/battle. Not that there isn't quite a lot of action in the first half. Very well written with great dialogue and everything kept at a fast paced throughout, I'm glad I finally go ...more
Shanna Tidwell
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
The narrator was amazing. The story was good but not all consuming. I felt it was like the TV shows The Gifted, Heroes, No Ordinary Family and any x-men story out there. I wanted more than what I got. It certainly was enough to keep me entertained but I don’t know that I’ll think about these characters or this story now that I’m done with it.
I may listen to the next in the series as it becomes available. Just not certain of it.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the aut
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fear of the different brings out the worst in people. In this story, different means empowered. After mutated humans begin exhibiting strange powers, the "children of Nostradamus" as they are called, are persecuted. Some want to use them. Some want them dead.

Nighthawks brings together an assemble cast to introduce what looks to be an engaging series of superhero stories. I really enjoyed the creative use of powers in fight scenes and the interplay between characters. I'll be back to see what th
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A tale set in the near future of a modern day witch hunt. The hunted are the Children of Nostradamus. Those people with genetic differences that give super powers and the fear and hatred of those not affected. Deceit and betrayal is the norm except for a few brought together to try and save the innocent. Interesting characters, suspense and action will keep you listen until the very end. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.
Michelle VanDaley
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My review is based on the audiobook. Nighthawks is a fabulous first in series that kept my interest from start to finish. The story is told in multiple POV's which takes a bit to get used to but the narrator did a fantastic job and I was able to follow along easily once I got used to the flow. I look forward to more in this series. ...more
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