Thunder, Stone Braide Chronicles Series #1 -eBook      -     By: Bonnie S. Calhoun
Buy Item $4.89 Retail: $7.99 Save 39% ($3.10) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Thunder, Stone Braide Chronicles Series #1 -eBook

Revell / 2014 / ePub

$4.89 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $7.99
|
Save 39% ($3.10)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW65416EB

Current Promotions
* This product is available for purchase worldwide.

Read this eBook on:




  • Other Formats

    Description Price Availability Quantity AddInclude
    Hardcover $6.99 Retail: $16.99 In Stock Add To Cart
    eBook $4.89 Retail: $7.99 In Stock 0 Add To Cart
    Add To Cart
    Add To Cart

Have questions about eBooks? Check out our eBook FAQs.

Product Description

In post-apocalyptic America, Selah Chavez is crouched in long grass on a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city. It is the day before her eighteenth Born Remembrance, and she is hunting, though many people refuse to eat animal flesh, tainted by radiation during the Time of Sorrows. What Selah's really after are Landers, mysterious people from a land across the big water who survive the delirium-inducing passage in small boats that occasionally crash against the shoreline. She knows she should leave the capture to the men, but Landers bring a good price from the Company and are especially prized if they keep the markings they arrive with.

Everything falls to pieces when the Lander Selah catches is stolen by her brothers--and Selah wakes up the next morning to find the Lander's distinctive mark has suddenly appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her--Bohdi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781441220530
ISBN-13: 9781441220530
Availability: In Stock
Series: Stone Braide Chronicles

Related Products

  1. Cloak of the Light, War of the Realms Series #1
    Cloak of the Light, War of the Realms Series #1
    Chuck Black
    Multnomah Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $11.99 Save 25% ($3.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 36 Reviews
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 12/29/14.
    CBD Stock No: WW425027
    Video
  2. The Fatal Tree, Bright Empires Series #5
    The Fatal Tree, Bright Empires Series #5
    Stephen Lawhead
    Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Hardcover
    $19.99 Retail: $26.99 Save 26% ($7.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW548085
  3. Mindwar, The Mindwar Trilogy Series #1
    Mindwar, The Mindwar Trilogy Series #1
    Andrew Klavan
    Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Hardcover
    $11.49 Retail: $16.99 Save 32% ($5.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW688920
  4. Revolutionary
    Revolutionary
    Krista McGee
    Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $7.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 25% ($2.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW688769

Publisher's Description

In post-apocalyptic America, Selah Chavez is crouched in long grass on a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city. It is the day before her eighteenth Born Remembrance, and she is hunting, though many people refuse to eat animal flesh, tainted by radiation during the Time of Sorrows. What Selah's really after are Landers, mysterious people from a land across the big water who survive the delirium-inducing passage in small boats that occasionally crash against the shoreline. She knows she should leave the capture to the men, but Landers bring a good price from the Company and are especially prized if they keep the markings they arrive with.

Everything falls to pieces when the Lander Selah catches is stolen by her brothers--and Selah wakes up the next morning to find the Lander's distinctive mark has suddenly appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her--Bohdi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell.

With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of scientific advances, political intrigue, and wilderness survival, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a world more like our own than we may want to admit.

Author Bio

Bonnie S. Calhoun teaches workshops on Facebook, Twitter, HTML, and social media at writers conferences. In her everyday life she is a seamstress and clothing designer. Bonnie and her husband live in a log home in upstate New York with a dog and two cats who think she's wait staff. Thunder is her first YA novel. Learn more at www.bonniescalhoun.com.

Product Reviews

3.8 Stars Out Of 5
3.8 out of 5
(6)
(6)
(3)
(2)
(1)
Quality:
4.1 out Of 5
(4.1 out of 5)
Value:
4.1 out Of 5
(4.1 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
4 out Of 5
(4 out of 5)
78%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 18
Page 1 of 4 1234 Next
  1. Midwest
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    THUNDER
    November 8, 2014
    Reading Rover
    Midwest
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Thunder, Stone Braide Chronicles Series #1.
    THUNDER by Bonnie S. Calhoun

    A Sci-Fi set in the future of a decimated advanced Culture. Our heroine creeps with stealth to different rhythm and social expectations.

    Even She thinks its her gender, birth order, and her personality that make her sofull of what exactly? Life? Fire? Resistance to expected roles?

    But a chance encounter for profit challenges all her beliefs and known truths on the cusp of her cultural emergence.

    Suddenly all nonsensical, but life-long serial events, begin to make a lot of common-sense, setting the stage for the unseen, but inevitable results.

    You know something was going to happen, somewhere in her life, because she had too much froth to not be fermentingsomething.

    Fascinating glimpses and speculation about what it could be like, for the people, the flora and fauna, and for the cultures surviving a severe collapse.

    Interesting socio-political scenarios emerge in the aftermath.

    A book with ends and details not explained-yet; serial coming!

    -30-

  2. North Platte, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    New Dystopian YA
    October 24, 2014
    Janna Ryan
    North Platte, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Thunder, Stone Braide Chronicles Series #1.
    I am finding myself drawn to Dystopian YA lately... I'm not even sure why, maybe that is seems to be set in an alternate universe or maybe because it is about overcoming everything that has gone dreadfully wrong... I don't know. But I do know that in light of the Hunger Games and Divergent, Bonnie Calhoun has hit upon a new and different take on the dystopian scenario.

    I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed this story. Selah is a fabulous heroine... on a journey of self-discovery but in no way, shape or form is she perfect. Far from it and she knows that, but she feels a need to prove herself... and then a need to make things right... and then a need to be part of something bigger than herself. By the end she does all of those things, and the series is only beginning. I am fascinated by Bohdi and his race of the Landers and we don't know much about them by the end of the book, I have a feeling there are a lot more details to come in the next book.

    I really enjoyed following Selah on her journey and am looking forward to book #2 "Lightning"!
  3. CTF Devourer
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Thunder
    October 23, 2014
    CTF Devourer
    CTF Devourer
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 2
    I have dreaded for years that this day might come, and now my fears have grown fruit. There is no choice. You must leave, and do it before your father gets back.

    Book: Thunder, Stone Braide Chronicles Series #1 by Bonnie S. Calhoun, Revell Publishers, 2014

    Genre: Speculative Post Apoclyptic, Science Fiction

    Target Audience: Girls 15+

    Subjects: Human trafficking, Genetic Experiments

    Summary: Catching Landers and trading them in for bio-coins is part of the culture in Selahs world. The Company up on the mountain considers them valuable and will pay good money for those who capture them and turn them in. Sick and tired of being viewed as less valuable than her brothers, Selah decides shes going to prove her worth by capturing a Lander of her own. When her brothers interfere and steal her prize, she assumes the adventure is over until she wakes up the next morning with the mark of the Landers tattooed onto her chest that is! Secrets are revealed her birth father was a Lander and consequences are given she must escape before her stepfather finds out or he will turn her in to the Company as well. Selah determines the logical course of action is to free the Lander her brothers are taking to the Company and get his help finding her birth father. Sneaking under the radar will be far from easy in this world that encourages betrayal and greed.

    Notes: First in the Stone Braide Chronicles series, Thunder sets up a post-apocalyptic world that promotes a form of human trafficking primarily the selling of one group of people to the sort of government that exists. Any that show up in the area are caught and sold. Very little is known about Landers, only that they have some sort of telepathic abilities and come from across the water, from another land. The story seems to imply that they serve an Ultimate Being but any information is extremely vague. There is a comparison of characters morals but not against any ultimate standard. So consequently, there is very little spiritual emphasis in the story, just a vague hint that there might be an Ultimate Being that the main characters dont seem to know about. The Science Fiction element is strong with the genetic modifications one character finds a way to reverse aging on his mostly dead wife, bringing her not only back to life, but back to a younger age. Experiments are done on the Landers as well. Overall this book is just another post-apocalyptic story that leaves out the spiritual elements. The focus is the adventure and the setting, not conveying truth.

    Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 1.5/5

    Reviewer: Jamie

    Acts 13:47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us: " 'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.' "

    Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
  4. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A World Gone Wrong. A Girl befriending her Enemy.
    October 17, 2014
    Sufficient in Jesus
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Thunder, Stone Braide Chronicles Series #1.
    Considering that I am a very fearful person by nature, I try to steer clear of dystopia. I think I've read three of them, and each one is the story of a world gone wrong.

    (Remember- I'm the eight year old who stayed up one night worrying frantically that the sun would explode. And then worrying that I'd never sleep again.)

    So anything set in a Post-Nuclear-Devastated America where a small but iron-handed group of elites run the show and the common people fight, kill, and struggle to survive is probably a no-no for me.

    So how did I end up reading Thunder? I'm reviewing it of course. And yes, I did find it rather scary. Those mutant rabbits were really creeping me out!

    My Mom asked me why kids gravitate to dystopia today. "Is it because they feel such hopelessness?"

    I think part of the lure of dystopia *is* that the settings are dark, and the author gives us permission to feel vulnerable and anxious about the darkness. Yet the authors also go a step further beyond wallowing in fear- they introduce us to ordinary young people who becomes heroes.

    These boys and girls help fight the evil government, their own souls, and restore balance to the world.

    I think if you've enjoyed Veronica Roth's Divergent and Jill Williamson's Safe Lands Trilogy, then you'll love Thunder.

    Selah is a girl determined to be as tough as her brothers, yet she's also unsure of herself when her world shifts under her feet.

    She wanted to prove her worth, but now she has to risk her life to rescue an enemy.

    And then she finds herself bonding with the enemy when she realizes their fates are linked.

    Add in the "adolescent" emotions Selah feels (longing for responsibility, sibling rivalry, beginning to romantically "like" somebody) and this book will grab many a teenage reader.

    Thank you Revell Reads for my review copy!
  5. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Devastated Future Mystery Suspense Thriller
    October 17, 2014
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Thunder, Stone Braide Chronicles Series #1.
    Bonnie S. Calhoun in her new book, Thunder Book One in the Stone Braide Chronicles series published by Revell brings us into the life of Selah Rishon Chavez.

    From the back cover: The Time of Sorrows is long past.

    The future of Selah and her people is shrouded in mystery.

    And the clock is ticking.

    Hidden in the tall grasses along a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city, a hunter crouches. It is the eve of her eighteenth Birth Remembrance and high time she proves to herself and her brothers that she can stand on her own two feet. Selah Rishon Chavez waits not for game but for one of the small boats that occasionally crash against the desolate shoreline. Because inside one of these boats she will find her quarrya Lander.

    These people from an unknown land across the ocean are highly prized by the Company and bring a good priceespecially if they keep the markings they arrive with.

    Everything falls to pieces when the Lander whom Selah catches is stolen by her brothers, and Selah wakes the next morning to find the Landers distinctive mark has appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help herBodhi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell in the Mountain.

    What exactly is the Stone Braide? To paraphrase a line from an old movie, What a future, what a future. Events happen in the present that have a devastating effect on the future. Now there are the Hunters and the Landers. The Hunters hunt the Landers and sell them for a good price. Somehow Selah turns from a Hunter into a Lander and she now becomes the hunted and it gets more intense from there. Ms. Calhoun has created an impressive cast of characters that populate the future and all of them are interesting in their own way, good and bad. Thunder delivers suspense, mystery and lots of action. I liked this book very much. I look forward to the next book in the series.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Displaying items 1-5 of 18
Page 1 of 4 1234 Next

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. A Heart Deceived: A Novel / Digital original - eBookeBOOK
    A Heart Deceived: A Novel / Digital original - eBook
    Michelle Griep
    David C. Cook / 2013 / ePub
    $3.72 Retail: $4.99 Save 25% ($1.27)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW40500EB
  2. Lady in the Mist: A Novel - eBookeBOOK
    Lady in the Mist: A Novel - eBook
    Laurie Alice Eakes
    Revell / 2011 / ePub
    $5.28 Retail: $8.99 Save 41% ($3.71)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 37 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW14301EB
  3. Undeniably Yours, Porter Family Series #1 -eBookeBOOK
    Undeniably Yours, Porter Family Series #1 -eBook
    Becky Wade
    Bethany House / 2013 / ePub
    $8.54 Retail: $13.99 Save 39% ($5.45)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW39608EB
  4. Child of the Mist - eBookeBOOK
    Child of the Mist - eBook
    Kathleen Morgan
    Revell / 2005 / ePub
    $5.59 Retail: $6.99 Save 20% ($1.40)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW6411EB

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search