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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 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 Boston wastelands with powers of their own. For the first time, he sees potential to become a hero. But as he unravels a conspiracy threatening the world, he must decide between his survival and his humanity.


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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 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 Boston wastelands with powers of their own. For the first time, he sees potential to become a hero. But as he unravels a conspiracy threatening the world, he must decide between his survival and his humanity.

30 review for Nighthawks

  1. 4 out of 5

    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 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 is just such an action packed, secret filled, fun, X-men type story that I loved it. There is one called Angel because she has wings. There is one that can transport. There are secrets going on too, in the research facility. So much great intrigue, adventure, suspense, and fantasy! LOVED it! The narration was perfect too! Great job all around.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Frank Errington

    Review copy 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 Review copy 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 common. We have a natural immunity to all illnesses. We have higher endurance, we heal quicker..." In addition to the Children of Nostradamus, some of the other players in the story include the Outlanders and the Paladins. And for me this is where it got to be a bit much. I get the feeling we'll learn more about the other groups in future books and yes there will definitely be more in the series. In the meantime, book one is a superhero story with a bit of humor and better than you might expect. In many ways it has feel of a graphic novel without the artwork and the way they got the name Nighthawks was inspired. Although I wasn't blown away by book one I certainly will return to the world of the Nighthawks and can recommend you check this one out, as well. From Limitless Publishing, Nighthawks is available in both paperback and e-book formats. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge. Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE using the Kindle Owners Lending Library. From the authors bio - It started with single comic book. My mother was determined to make a reader out of me. Shunning traditional literature at a young age, my mother placed X-Men Classic #69 in my lap and for the first time I was exposed to the phrases, "Mutants," "BAMF," and "SNIKT." From that moment on, I imagined my enrollment at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. I came to writing late in my professional career. For a short period I majored in Creative Writing but eventually turned to Graphic Design for my career. It wasn't until 2006 that I participated in my first NaNoWriMo writing an epic science fiction novel. Later I would use the opportunity to write Suburban Zombie High and my first draft of Children of Nostradamus. Now I am the NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison to the Massachusetts Metrowest Region. I also belong the New England Horror Writer's Association where I'm known as the sarcastic zombie author.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Fabi

    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 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. The powers are as varied as the people. Telekinesis, pyrotechnics, super strength, etc., a la X-Men. The government wants to eradicate these people. They start with attempted genocide and, when that doesn't do the trick, they proceed to create enhanced soldiers to round up and exterminate any known Children of Nostradamus. They fight back. This is the beginning of a series so we get world building and a slow introduction to the characters and their plight. It's full of action and slow reveals. An interesting spin on the X-Men trope. Review ARC graciously provided by the publisher via NetGalley

  4. 5 out of 5

    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 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 the law" sent to this apocalyptic wasteland. The government does not give up on controlling all individuals who have any power and places them in a special constituency Facility. The young painter Conthan is just setting up an exhibition of paintings drawing his friend who was sent by the government to the constituency Facility. The same exhibition is criticized by the public because ordinary people do not like new superheroes and soon there is a mess with the protesters. Conthan barely pulls out the living head after escalating the conflict with the protesters. The government sent special units to the Pretorian to contain the mess, and when one of the Pretorians tried to kill Conthan, his power was activated and he killed him. At that point, he becomes a target of government and he must flee. He moves toward devastated cities to avoid being arrested. The book is fun and if you love superheroes, robots, and cyborgs then you will love the book. I'd recommend to the lovers of science fiction and the post-apocalypse.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Meenaz Lodhi

    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!

  6. 4 out of 5

    AudioBookReviewer

    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 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 future, the world is playing out the way Eleanor predicted.  The children of Nostradamus, people with extraordinary abilities, are being rounded up or murdered outright as dangers to society.  Their only refuge is the radioactive wasteland of northern New England.  A small band of super humans, having received 40 year-old letters from Eleanor, finds their only hope of survival is to strike at the heart of the secret government organization trying to exterminate them. There are many similarities to X-Men and the author even alludes to this humorously.  The characters are different in that they must discover their abilities on their own, or hopefully with help from their peers.  Most would just rather get along, integrating with society, but are not given that option as they are rounded up, or shot out of hand.  There are many interesting dynamics that make the characters more human than mutant. It is an entertaining story with an engaging plot.  There is plenty of supernatural action to satisfy most lovers of the genre.  They aren’t invincible or supermen, just people with extraordinary skills they can barely control at times. Robin J. Sitten performs the story well.  She has a pleasant voice and a matter-of-fact tone that gets out of the way.  Audiobook listeners might be more accustomed to the many actors who perform books dramatically.  Sitten is more about reading the story transparently, letting the listener imagine the action and drama in their own minds.  It is a personal taste, but she is highly competent and easy to listen to. Nighthawks is an entertaining story with imaginative characters and plenty of supernatural action.  It is the first in a series of unknown length, wrapping up well, but giving us the groundwork for future sequels.  If you enjoy this book, you will be looking forward to future novels. Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

  7. 5 out of 5

    E.M. Fitch

    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 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 nothing more than a scorched remnant left behind from nuclear explosions - the radiation present would poison any normal human. Outlanders are banished here, doomed to live shortened life spans. And the Children, those who show abilities beyond what is considered human, those who have run from authority and containment Facilities, sequester in the ruins as well. Firstly, I have to say, I was immediately drawn in by the author’s descriptive telling of the super-human powers his characters possess. He didn’t just tell us someone was a telepath, he showed us in a descriptive, suck-you-in kind of way. While reading, I could feel the pull of thoughts and sense the power that surged through the Children of Nostradamus. In this way, this book stood out for me from the superheroes I had read about and seen in neon spandex suits in the past. It was refreshing and engaging and kept me invested and involved as the story unfolded. The characters are diverse and are pulled together through the course of the novel. I loved the evolution of the Nighthawks and can’t wait to see where this author goes with them next! Definitely check this out!

  8. 5 out of 5

    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 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 threatens his life. I loved Conthan. I thought he was really interesting and it was so cool to see his character develop over the book. I really liked this book. I found it interesting and it drew me in, until I didn't want to stop listening. The author also has this incredible talent at descriptive text. Instead of just telling you one of the Children of Nostradamus's abilities, he explains it and it's absolutely wonderful reading.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jessi

    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, 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, has enough action to keep a reader's attention during and between battles. This book is just as fast-paced as the comics which influenced Flagg's work, with brief but effective interludes to develop the characters and immense backstory which spans 4 decades. It combines the ever-popular dystopian world with superheroes who aren't really all that different from us on the inside. I also appreciate the nuances within the story. Although Conthan is the main character, you can easily see that this is true only on the surface--Conthan is the Point-of-View character who allows us the reader to enter Flagg's world rather than simply be an outsider looking in on all of these beings we can't connect with. The main characters (at least as I see this story) are women--one long dead, one powerful and beautiful. This is what I appreciated most about Nighthawks--the female characters get just as much screen-time as the males, and are equal or stronger in power. Flagg doesn't discriminate and tactfully includes a variety of diversity. Upon coming to the end, you know that there's more to come, even if the words "Volume 1" weren't on the cover. I look forward to the sequels (and inevitable prequels which will come from having the story REALLY begin 40 years in the past).

  10. 5 out of 5

    LC Morgans

    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.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    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 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 is a fun well written tale with some interesting characters and abilities. Obviously part one of a larger series and i'd definitely be interested to see where the story goes from here. The Production A good clear narrator who reads well with enough emotion to keep things moving well and engage the reader and doesn't detract in any way from the story. She doesn't really try and do character voices which might have brought things alive a bit more but 'no voices' is better than 'bad voices' so I can't really complain as the quality of her reading and the sound itself was of a very good standard.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Destiny Bridwell

    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I was so not ready for this book. I was not sure what I was getting into at all. I got real superhero vibe from it. There was a lot of great action scenes and the group of characters we very three dimensional and stood out from the each other. I know sometimes a group of characters kind of feel all the same. I like all the abilities maybe not so cool how they got them. It made me feel good in a strange way. I need to read more by this I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I was so not ready for this book. I was not sure what I was getting into at all. I got real superhero vibe from it. There was a lot of great action scenes and the group of characters we very three dimensional and stood out from the each other. I know sometimes a group of characters kind of feel all the same. I like all the abilities maybe not so cool how they got them. It made me feel good in a strange way. I need to read more by this author. It was good I don't want to give any of that way. It is something that has to be experienced. 

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    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!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shiva

    want to read this book... review on its way

  15. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    Originally posted at ragdollreads.co.uk TL;DR - A book about super-humans, government oppression and revenge. An enjoyable concept I just couldn't get in to. Ragdoll Rating: 3/5 Buttons 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 Originally posted at ragdollreads.co.uk TL;DR - A book about super-humans, government oppression and revenge. An enjoyable concept I just couldn't get in to. Ragdoll Rating: 3/5 Buttons 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 made sends out a number of letters before her death, letters that bring together a group of Children who find themselves working together to fight back against their oppressors. What I thought... Nighthawks follows a fairly classic formula that I personally really enjoy. Powered humans are oppressed by somebody and spend the rest of the book fighting back. This is exactly my kind of plot, and because of this, I had high hopes for this book which unfortunately weren't met. My first issue, which admittedly was the smaller of the two, is that the action sequences, particularly the fight scenes felt a little sterile. I'm not sure if it was a language or a pacing issue, but for whatever reason, I felt distinctly underwhelmed after the various fight scenes. The bigger issue came from the fact the I really - and I mean really - struggled to follow the story as it moved along. The story uses multiple points of view which I found a little confusing at times given the authors tendency to switch POV and then spend a little while using impersonal pronouns (she/he) instead of names. In addition, I struggled to follow the plot from one point to another. At times it seemed to leap ahead - the final section of the book, where the characters invade a prison seemed to come out of nowhere and left me wondering if I'd skipped several chapters by accident. If I'm honest, I would struggle to give more than an extremely broad-strokes recap of the plot of this book. Oh yeah, and one final thing. This book also contained the phrase "Conthan stood up and Dwayne gave him an awkward male-on-male hug." A sentence I hate so much I almost knocked a Button off the rating for. That said, I did enjoy elements of the book. I particularly enjoyed the way the Children's powers work. They are each unique, and range from the mundane to the devastating. I liked that the powers had a downside to them, that prevented their over-use, the characters had to be careful using their powers or they would lose control. It was an interesting mechanic. I also enjoyed learning about the way society treats the Children of Nostradamus, and the interplay between government thugs and civil rights groups, something I would like to see explored further. Final Thoughts… I'm not sure, personally, if I would continue reading the series. My reason for this is that I'm not sure I could deal with the writing style, rather than the content itself. As such, you might find the writing suits you perfectly and enjoy this book a great deal, so I suppose you should give it a shot and find out.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Elena Alvarez Dosil

    Review originally published at: http://www.lomeraniel.com/audiobookre... 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 Review originally published at: http://www.lomeraniel.com/audiobookre... 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 after them. I found this book rather intriguing. The events happening at the beginning set the mood for the rest of the novel, and catch the reader's attention with great ability. It is an action packed novel with great moments and an interesting story. The end left me wanting for more, since although one of the story arcs is complete, it ends on a cliffhanger. There were quite some characters in the novel, each with their own special abilities. I missed some more character development, more than the cool things each one could do. Due to this I was not able to connect to any of them, excepting maybe Vanessa. I found some parts a bit confusing, and I found the descriptions of places and actions a bit vague. It was also not very clear to me how the Children of Nostradamus managed to live at the hotel mentioned in the book. They often were at the cafeteria, but there is no mention about resources like food or water. What was most problematic for me was Robin J. Sitten's narration. Her diction was clear, and there were no major audio production issues, except for some background noise almost all the time and a couple of random noises throughout the book. Her interpretations were just okay, but what really downgraded the level of this audiobook was her voice range. All voices, including narration, sounded exactly the same. As I have said, her interpretation skills were okay but not wonderful, but the fact that everybody sounded the same was a setback to the experience of listening to this audiobook. I had to pay extra attention to discern which character was talking, and it was easy to get lost many times. This added to the fact that most characters were not very well developed was a problem for me. All in all it was an enjoyable listen and I am looking forward to listening to how the story continues. I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mv

    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 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 envelopes. Every few chapters the story switches from the past to the future. In 1992, the government is attempting to cull the people who have been registered with special gifts. Eventually, they suppress or essentially imprison them. Some are living in the Wastelands -areas too high in radiation for non-mentalists to survive. Conthan is an artist -his gift manifests when he is inadvertently threatened. Now he’s on their radar. He finds help amongst the people hiding in the Wastelands and find they have more than just their gifts in common. They soon discover what is really going on in their society, and it’s not good. This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Robin J Sitten) and I would listen to another to see what she’s capable of. She did ok reading this book. Her style is a little stilted/stiff. Some narrators can read so you forget you’re being read to, and feel your listening to the events happen- Robin has not gotten there yet. All characters are read with the same expression and cadence. Her character voices are very similar and more attention needs to be paid to the words to determine who’s talking. None of this was to the point it was too difficult to continue listening. There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is swearing. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review. Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful. Story 4/5 Narration 3.5/5

  18. 4 out of 5

    BookLoversLife

    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 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 to live in the Outlands, a place that was devastated by a nuclear attach and is now radioactive. No normal person can survive there. This book was.....good. I've been trying to gather my thoughts abut it for the last few days and all I can say really is that it's good. I think the sheer amount of different POV's and the way it jumped from person to person just made it too much. I found it hard to connect to the characters because, just as I was getting a feel for one, it would jump to another one and it all just felt to hectic and all over the place. Now saying that, I did still enjoy the story. I think if it wasn't so all over the place, I would have loved it because it had the makings of a really good book. I loved the super powers element and loved seeing them in action, I liked the characters and wanted to get to know them a bit better. I loved the X-Men feel to it, and I enjoyed the overall plot. I just feel a little lost with the way it was all over the place, and I'm still unsure who the Paladins are! In all, it was good and I did enjoy it, I just wish it wasn't so higgledy-piggledy. I will definitely continue with the series because the world is very intriguing and I'm needing to see what happens with the characters!! Robin J Sitten was ok. She was clear and easy to listen to, I just thought that she didn't differentiate the characters enough and it made it more confusing. While listening, I often thought that it was on about one character when it wasn't. I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Norma

    ( Format : audiobook ) " 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 ( Format : audiobook ) " 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 Nostradamus and, ultimately, in 2032, an apocalyptic fight to free the Children of the atrocities to which they have been subjected. Colourful comic-hero characters, equipped with a variety of super powers, become engaged in the maelstrom of battle against the establishment's forces of law and order and, with visual writing, the author transports the reader between locations engulfed in fire, bombarded by bullets and illusion. This is a book worth revisiting after the initial read as the earlier half of the story, moving between 1992 and 2032, can be a tad confusing but all becomes clear in the end. Narrated by Robin Soften, the pace is fast and the text clear. Read with a passion and good inflection, the relative absence of voice differentiation between many of the (numerous) characters is not a problem. An exciting and different Apocalyptic story, told with cartoon colour. My thanks to the rights holder of Nighthawks, who freely gifted me a copy of the book, via Audiobook Boom. It is one to bring pleasure to any comic fan. Standalone though the book is, the ending certainly suggests a further story to come and I, for one, look forward to it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    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 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 colour, sexuality, religion, and nationality, the nighthawks are also discriminated against because of their differences. They are seen as less than human, something to be controlled, something to be studied, and something to be locked away. The response is so realistic that it breaks my heart. Vividly described, and packed with action, this book hits the ground running and does not stop. Book one left me wanting more, so book two is definitely on my agenda. The character voices did a good job of conveying the personality of each character, and the tone and pace of the delivery enhance the moods of the book. I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Anna Szabó

    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 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 didn’t. My main reason is that I didn’t particulary like any of the characters. None of them interested me enough to care for them. And that is a problem for me, I need at least one character I can relate to. My other problem is the writing style, something just felt off...I can’t pinpoint exactly what. The story was somewhat hard to follow because it jump from point of view to point of view. I liked the character’s powers, those were interesting enough but that was not enough to enjoy the book. Thank you to NetGalley and Limitless Publishing for my copy.

  22. 4 out of 5

    David Phipps

    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 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. The beginning of the look was a little disjointed to me as it took me a while to realize that it was jumping around in time. Overall it was OK but it didn't excite or grab me like I wanted. Something felt off and I'm not sure what it was. There is a decent conclusion which I appreciated but also enough left for me to possibly read the sequels. At this point I'm not sure if I'm going to read more of this series or not.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Colin Rowlands

    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 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 narrator, but thought her performance was very strong and the story was nicely enhanced by her narration. I will definitely be looking out for the next book in the series when I get a chance. [Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shanna Tidwell

    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 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 author, publisher and or narrator.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michelle VanDaley

    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.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Deedra

    It took me a few tries to read this one.I was confused at the beginning.Too much back and forth through time,I think.It was a pretty good story.Robin J Sitten was a fine narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marlys

    I enjoyed listening to this audio book while going to work.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Colin Playford

    A cross between X-men & the TV show heroes.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rbjumbob

    Kind of fun.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Robin Bell

    A good start to what promises to be an excellent series of books. Mutants with super-human powers set in the not too distant future make for a very enjoyable read. Recommended!

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