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Adaptively Radiant is a fast paced, adventure packed supernatural story of discovery and exploration that blends aspects of culture and mythology into a modern fairy-tale.

While on a summer vacation in Japan, Justin Toshi Blackwood attends a birthday party for his cousin Kaito and begins to bond with estranged relatives. The two young men share a great-grandfather and soon
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Kindle Edition, 209 pages
Published June 9th 2019 by Joseph E. Henning (first published May 28th 2019)
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    Renee Godding
    Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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    3/5 stars

    In this 2019 fantasy adventure debut, we follow 2 young voyagers, embarking on an exotic journey across Japan, Hawaii and the United States West Coast after they find a mysterious pouch containing 9 stones of great significance. Along the way, they discover that there is much more at stake then they originally anticipated.

    Adaptively Radiant left me with some mixed, but ultimately positive, feelings upon finishing it. First things first: it’s clear to me that this novel’s greatest stre
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    Charles Remington
    Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Justin, a California student from Hawaii embarks on a journey of a lifetime which starts with a trip to Japan to visit estranged family. Adaptively Radiant by Joseph E. Henning describes how he is welcomed with open arms, and later is astonished when an elderly relative retrieves a tightly folded map from an unsuspected secret compartment in an old watch given to him by his grandfather. Thus begins an exciting voyage of discovery, a voyage that will take him and his cousin to out of the way isla ...more
    Team Golfwell
    Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I enjoyed reading “Adaptively Radiant” by Joseph E. Henning who in my opinion wrote a brilliant fast-paced adventure filled with mystery and highly descriptive scenes of Hawaii, Japan, and Southern California. The author writes extremely well adding even more magic to these magical places.

    As an example of how this author writes, here is an excerpt from the first chapter as the adventure immediately begins, “With all the water now drained out, Kaito looks over the glass, trying to locate an open
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    T.S.
    Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Adaptively Radiant chronicles exotic voyage of two young cousins across islands in Japan, Hawaii, and West Coast of America after they stumble upon a mysterious pouch containing nine stones of significant importance. As they move ahead in their journey, the cousins uncover shocking revelations and realize that there’s much more at stake than it seems on the surface.

    Henning expertly depicts the traditional folklore of Japan and Hawaii against a contemporary backdrop but the best of all is his ri
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    MN R
    Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Adaptively Radiant is the kind of book that engrosses the reader from the start. The characters are very likable and have you turning the pages to see where the adventure next takes them. The characters travel around Japan, Hawaii and California where they solve mysteries and interact with the mythical world. The brilliant descriptive scenery is woven into the storyline in a very thoughtful, realistic way to make the reader feel as though he/she is traveling right along with the characters. The ...more
    Nikki Reilly
    Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Adaptively Radiant is a refreshing book, such a nice change of pace from the typical murder mystery or romance novels that are flooding the market. I loved the details and historical information that were woven into the storyline. The characters were very enjoyable and made you want to keep turning the pages to see what would happen next. If you are an avid traveller or have been wanting to travel to California, Hawaii and/or Japan, you will love reading this book! Great first book from author J ...more
    Kelly
    Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    A fun adventure book for all ages. I loved the beautiful places and adventures. I would recommend for anyone looking for a great read.
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    Joseph E. Henning was born in the County of Los Angeles, California and moved to Maui, Hawaii in 2007. His debut novel, Adaptively Radiant, was inspired by city life versus island life experiences blended with a youthful passion for nature. He enjoys swimming, body surfing, traveling inner island, and a good weekend read.
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