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Sammy, a fourteen-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion.A six-month journey of incredible trials has brought Sammy back to Capitol Island, but things aren't what they used to be. There are more demons to face and new challenges to overcome. Looming over it all is the war. To make matters worse, big changes are happening in Psion Alpha and PSammy, a fourteen-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion.A six-month journey of incredible trials has brought Sammy back to Capitol Island, but things aren't what they used to be. There are more demons to face and new challenges to overcome. Looming over it all is the war. To make matters worse, big changes are happening in Psion Alpha and Psion Beta—changes Sammy doesn't like.Katie Carpenter, once the great Queen of Anomaly Thirteens, has fallen from grace, and Sammy is the key to regaining her status.Commander Byron investigates the depths of Victor Wrobel's treason, and the deeper he searches, the more danger he finds.The Silent War is at a tipping point; even one boy can be the difference.But to do so, he must survive....

Title : Psion Delta
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ISBN : 16146870
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Number of Pages : 497 Pages
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Psion Delta Reviews

  • Kyle
    2019-04-09 15:00

    In Psion Delta, the third book in the Psion series, Sammy is back home from his ordeal in CAG territory and is trying to heal both physically and mentally. Sammy quickly learns that a lot of things have changed while he’s been gone. He also realizes that he’s probably changed most of all. The “Silent War” continues but is growing less and less silent by the day. Sammy finds he is not really sure where he fits anymore. He begins to wonder if he’s still capable of doing what he’s been trained for.Jacob Gowans has definitely earned five stars with Psion Delta. As with the first two books of this series, Psion Delta is not for really young readers. It’s a very real and honest depiction of what war is like. As with any war, people you care about get hurt and killed. The author continues building even more depth into the book’s exceptional cast of characters. Despite the special abilities most of the characters have, they are still “real” people with real weakness and real fears. Especially Sammy, who has become one of my all-time favorite characters. It’s like Gowans wrote the character with me in mind. I find that so many characters in Young Adult novels seem to be immune to serious consequences. How many times have you read a YA novel and said “Oh come on, no 15 year old would do that!” or “Yeah right a bunch of kids would get away with that!” With Psion Delta, I found that was not the case. Sammy is only 15 but he’s smart and has been forced to mature faster than normal, so he reacts accordingly. He doesn’t get into trouble by doing something stupid just so he can end up doing something smart to get out of it.I highly recommend Psion Delta as well as Psion Beta and Psion Gamma, the first two books of this series. But be warned, make sure you have plenty of time to finish it because once you start you’re not going to want to put it down. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go find my copy of Psion Alpha!

  • Jacob Gowans
    2019-04-01 14:57

    I'm thrilled about the way this book turned out. The editing process is so fun, so enjoyable. I think my readers will enjoy this book more than the first two, as they'll find elements inside that link the two books together. I hope you laugh, cry, and find a bit of yourself inside these pages.

  • Adam Morris
    2019-04-06 14:52

    First off, I don't read a TON of books. There were a couple years where I read quite a few of the classics and some of the more popular fiction novels out there, I wouldn't call myself "well-read", but part of that is due to how difficult it is for a book to draw me in. More than any other aspect, I think a book's ability to entertain and move me comes in the ability of the author to tell a story. Also, I'm not a teenager (the target audience of this book), but I'm still young at heart, and I have grown to love this series.I'm sure there are those of you who will agree with me on this note; my FAVORITE types of books to read are series, not just series where the story drags on and gets stranger and more ethereal (e.g. Dune & the Matrix movies, and yes even Ender's game), where the first couple are good, and then things take a turn and become very eccentric, strange, bizzarely intellectual, etc. I'm talking about series like Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. To this day (both of which I've read multiple times), I could start with the first book and immerse myself into the universe and feel like I'm there, like I'm one of the fellowship. Now, I'm not saying that the Psion series has earned the ability to be up there with the all-time greats, but the way that Gowans tells stories, wraps me up into them every bit as much as any other book/series I've read.As for Delta specifically, I think it is the best book of the series. I personally feel like they have become better and better. The backstories we receive on several of the characters, the development we have of others, some of the plotlines that are starting to be resolved, are all welcome parts of Delta. One thing that I really enjoy (partly because it's so nerve-wracking and because it reminds me of being 15 and in love again) is the accuracy and detail with which the teenage romance is played. For sure, it includes denotations of mature romance in general, I think partly because the situations in which the Betas are placed are well beyond what teenagers their age should ever have to face. But mostly, especially when you get into the details, I find humor and agitation at the in ability of these teenagers to "get it". I think Gowans portrays this in a way that some may find annoying, and they should, because let's be honest, teenage romance is annoying, haha. Think about it, if you can still remember (besides, even adult romance can be annoying). I can't tell you how relieved I was when I met my wife, and didn't have to play "the game" anymore. I can't help but think that perhaps some of the situations we get to experience are ones that Gowans may have been a part of during his youth =]Can I tell you how much I am beginning to love Sammy as a character and as a symbol of the human spirit? I know this may sound silly; when I finished the last page of Delta I set the book (ok, my phone) down, and I felt inspired. I appreciate the fact that Sammy is flawed. I appreciate the fact that in spite his youth and life's experiences (or maybe because of?), he's become a standard for others to follow. I think he is in perfect juxtaposition to the different villains that he has faced so far, and stands for and sacrifices for a good cause, something I think we could all do a little more on my soap-box a little there. To wrap things up, I love this series. I have trouble seeing how anyone can't at minimum enjoy it, unless perhaps they are looking for and trying to find things to complain about (and there are many who do). Just sit back, crack open the book and enjoy the ride. Surely it is not over, but I think that part of me will be saddened when it is. Until then I will anxiously anticipate the next books in the series, and when that is finished, I assume that just like I have with Potter, or LotR, or any of the other wonderful books I have read, that I will at some point down the road, open up Psion Beta (for the fourth time) and start the journey all over again.Thanks Jacob for your hard work and for sharing your talent with us. You have a fan for life.

  • Lance
    2019-04-07 15:51

    The current installment in this series does not disappoint. From a story perspective, you get some satisfaction as you begin to see some of the pieces of the puzzle come together. The action in this book keeps you pretty riveted.Can't wait for the 4th installment.

  • Danielle Young
    2019-04-08 14:38

    I have been a huge fan of the Psion Series since I first discovered Psion Beta earlier this year, instantly falling in love with the main character Sammy and all the psion's at beta headquarters.And this book only increased my love of them. In the first two books Sammy literally went through hell. In fact I spent many days asking myself, what more could the author possibly put Sammy through? I mean this kid has been through more crap than most characters go through in an entire series, and that was only in the first two books. And what's more is that not only does he live to tell the tale, but he becomes more determined to live by the oath that he first stated upon signing up to be a Psion.One thing that all the Psion books promise to deliver on is action! And like the last two books this one does not disappoint! Literally picking up right where Psion Gamma left off we are immediately reminded of Sammy's last adventure and his close brush with the in-famous Katie Carpenter, and a certain promise from Jeffie. And I couldn't help but think, finally, finally something good is going to happen for Sammy! I mean something besides being the best beta there ever was!I held to hope and as Sammy begun his life at headquarters again it was easy to see that things were different. Sammy wasn't the same person he was when he went on his mission to Rio and it pained me as I realized that simplicity was just not in the cards for Sammy. Which of course if you have read the first two books you know that life for Sammy hasn't been simple for a very long time.As for the other characters at headquarters life seemed to be pretty much the same, they had the same basic problems they always had; rankings, who was better at gaming, and who was dating who. But it is these characters and these seemingly normal moments that make you realize just how fragile life really is.Besides being action packed this book gives us a wonderful glimpse into the history of the anomalies, the Silent War, life as an Alpha and many of the characters that we have grown to love.The world that Jacob Gowans has created is incredibly descriptive and I can't help but feel as if I am actually there as the words transform into a movie in my mind. I feel as if I really know his characters and what it means to be a psion. Psion Delta is an incredible ride on both the roller coaster of emotions and action and is one that you absolutely can't miss. It will move you to tears, make you cheer, make you scream and of course make you question everything!

  • Stanton
    2019-03-25 13:33

    This is a great addition to the Psion series. The 3rd book continues the story of Sammy, a teenage boy learning to live with special powers, and learning more about the world he lives in, where governments are at war and using those with powers as the combatants.Those powers (anomolies) came about as the result of vaccines against a great plague that destroyed most of humanity. This left most of the world divided into two factions. Those left behind found that some of their children began displaying odd abilities. And, of course, the leaders of the two factions began looking for ways they could use these abilities to advance their cause.This 3rd book in the series finds Sammy ready to graduate years ahead of those in his class, and trying to decide whether he would rather stay behind with his friends, or begin the life he is being trained for. Meanwhile, we get the back story of Sammy's arch rival from book two... how did she get to be so evil? And who is controlling her? The book is full of action, and is a lot of fun. To draw a parallel to the Harry Potter books so as not to give too much of a spoiler, the end of this book is similar to when Dumbledore died in Harry Potter. It signals a definitive end to what Sammy's life has been. He can no longer be a student trying to learn about his abilities and how to use them to defeat his enemy... he must now become a warrior and lead his friends into the fight. I can't wait for book four for the story to continue.

  • Peyton
    2019-03-22 15:44

    This book was AMAZING! Psion Delta was a great addition to the Psion Series and does not dissapoint. I loved how we learned the back story of the Queen, the flashbacks were one of the best parts of the book. This book kept me reading every second I had. Plus the ending was sooooooooooo good, I didn't see it coming AT ALL. If you have read Psion Beta and Psion Gamma you need to at LEAST give this a chance. The book was highly in-depth with the characters and I felt like I really KNEW them. READ IT!!!

  • David
    2019-03-31 16:55

    Psion Delta restored my hopes for the series. While I felt there were some real technical pacing and coordination problems with the characters separated by distance in book #2, Gowans did not repeat that in book #3. Everything was well paced and the big picture was never lose when we dove down into one of the subplots.I am very happy that I did not give up on the series after book #2!

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-19 16:54

    Great book! Oh my, and the plot thickens. Sammy graduates to alpha in this book and has concerns if he's too young or not mature enough to be an alpha. He's the youngest ever. There's action and drama with heart wrenching moments as well. If you love action, science fiction, you're going to love this book!

  • Shasta Grace
    2019-04-05 20:41

    I wish I could give unlimited stars to this whole series. It deserves them. Sure, James Patterson and Stephen King are nice and, well, famous, but Jacob Gowans (in my not-so-humble opinion) is a much better author than those two combined. I mean no disrespect, just very great praise.

  • Dan
    2019-04-19 16:47

    Check out my Booklikes Blog, Dan Grover: Cover to CoverThe Value of a Star: Ratings ExplainedIt's ComplicatedI just committed 14 days to 2420 pages of the five-book Psion Series.The series has 2564 five-star reviews on Goodreads, and about as many four-star reviews.  There are hardly any one or two starred reviews.Everyone who read these books loved them.  So, obviously, I loved them too.Obviously. Right?Sigh.It's complicated.Here's what I liked.I wonder when I'll get bored of stories about kids with unique talents being discovered and shipped off to special kid school so they can learn to use their talent to save the world?  Never, I suspect.What about stories about underdogs overthrowing oppressive governments?  Doesn’t get old.How about stories about unlikely heroes?  Troubled, imperfect good guys who have to overcome their personal demons before they can save the ones they love?  Sacrificing yourself for your friends? Young love?  Please—give me more! More, more, more!The Psion Series has it all.  No offensive language or sex either.I like it.Here's what's complicated:First, the writing is unpolished. I’m trying to be polite—I have tremendous respect for anyone that writes, so I hate calling out the writing. But I do call it as I see it.  The writing improves as the series goes on, but those first three books were really hard to get through. Even by the end though, it reads more like a middle-grade book than anything.  Which actually isn’t really that much of an issue……except for the other complication.The Psion series sees an Ender and raises a Rambo. These kids die violently. And kill violently. Really, really violently.For all of the chaste love and elementary-school expletives, there is an exponential elevation of violence.  I’m talking blood and guts, full descriptions, gore, smells, feels, emotions, no holding back. It’s the weirdest thing.  It’s a middle-grade story with grown-up violence.What do I do with that?I WANT to recommend The Psion Series—the story is a lot of fun and I cared about the characters.I can’t recommend it to my kids because of the strong, bloody, and frequent violence—even though the writing, language, and relationships are perfectly on their level.I can’t recommend it to my adult friends because the juvenile writing is lame. To be clear, I’m not talking about lack of swearing or sex as juvenile.  I’m talking about the actual writing.  It was just plain hard to read.You see?It’s complicated.So, I’ll just do my job. I liked The Psion Series, but I didn’t like the writing.  I liked the clean language and chaste love, but didn’t like the violence.If you can look past the complicated and appreciate the good, I think you’ll find a series worth investing in.  If you’re going to get hung up on complicated, you’d better not waste your time.Happy reading!

  • Robert
    2019-04-03 15:34

    Story: 3-4 of 5Writing: 3 of 5"Psion Delta" is good. I think it's fairly weaker than Gamma, but also fairly better than Beta in both writing and story. I dislike it when authors rely on his or her Characters and organizations acting incredibly stupid when said subjects are supposed to be otherwise in order to drive the plot forward. In other words, contrivance. I can roll with a few contrivances, especially near the beginning of a story, but by the third book in a series the plot should flow naturally. Unfortunately, Delta had too many big contrivances for me. I still like *where* the story is going, but not how Gowans got it there for certain big events. Despite my gripes about contrivances the story is definitively still enjoyable. The characters that have been fleshed out by this point (which are too few) are still there and are still awesome.Speaking of Characters, one of the most awesome things about Delta is that Gowans fully introduces us to Katie Carpenter. I love stories that have compelling villains, which the Psion series has been lacking up until this point. Don't get me wrong; yes, the Thirteens are terrifyingly fantastic, but they are also completely faceless. Bogie men essentially. "Stripe" became Sammy's psychological demon of sorts, and was a great character and served a great purpose, but isn't a tangible villain Sammy can physically fight. And Victor Worbel? Insane man seeking a vendetta against the person who supposedly wronged him, which, in my opinion, felt narratively weak and forced and kind of boring. Yes, a true villain was needed and Katie certainly doesn't fall short. In delta her backstory is laid out and it's a good one!Originally read in September 2014. Reread in April 2016. Review written in April 2016.

  • Jackson Nicastro
    2019-04-10 13:59

    This is a continuation of the second book in the Psion series, Psion Gamma. It begins in the Psion Hospital in where Sammy as just awoken to find his friends, Jeffie and Bricket there in the infirmary due to their injuries obtained from Victor Worbel, a former commander whom betrayed the NWG to the CAG. Read the book if if want to know what happens to Sammy, his friends and the NWG in the coming war.My Review:Overall, I would give this book a 4.2 out of 5 due to the authors ability to make me fell like I was right next to the characters, experiencing what they felt. I found this book to have contained more mystery, action and complexity than the previous books in this series. One thing that I did not like about this book was how some of the parts were written. The text did not make since and there were grammatical errors which irritated me. This book also left lots of questions in my head such as How did Juno Sakmoro ger associated with the Continental American Government and why did she betray the Psion's, Tensai's, and Ultra's ? Hopefully Psion Alpha will provide the answers to my questions and maybe even you can. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I recommend that you read this book and the entire Psion series if you life Dystopian, Sci fi novels.

  • MegaSolipsist
    2019-04-07 13:49

    More like 3.5 stars, this book is another improvement.Maybe it was just that I liked things becoming more practical and realistic, with the military base no longer allowing unlimited junk food and removing the ranking system (which made it seem less like the novelisation of a video game), and with the graduation mission now being with an experienced team of soldiers and not going into direct, lethal combat but rather focusing on the greater amount of time spent on reconnaissance.Katie Carpenter, The Queen, gets a bit more development in this, although she really still feels like a generic arch-nemesis, albeit crueller than most.The Fox is more interesting, though I wish he had had more time to develop, and for such a genius he made a couple of very basic mistakes with his planning.Still, an improvement over the last one.

  • Mary
    2019-04-11 19:49

    really like this seriesammy, a fourteen-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion. A six-month journey of incredible trials has brought Sammy back to Capitol Island, but things aren't what they used to be. There are more demons to face and new challenges to overcome. Looming over it all is the war. To make matters worse, big changes are happening in Psion Alpha and Psion Betachanges Sammy doesn't like. Katie Carpenter, once the great Queen of Anomaly Thirteens, has fallen from grace, and Sammy is the key to regaining her status. Commander Byron investigates the depths of Victor Wrobel's treason, and the deeper he searches, the more danger he finds. The Silent War is at a tipping point; even one boy can be the difference. But to do so, he must survive.

  • John
    2019-03-28 18:40

    Another great book in the Psion series. Loved it when Sammy and Al went undercover as missionaries!The one criticism I have is that I felt that there was too much back story on the Queen. The transition to the flashback was also quite awkward. While an interesting story, it broke up the main narrative and would probably be better told in a separate book in the series. Maybe as a prequel about the scourge and the rise of anomalies. The ending in this book is exciting, unexpected, and tragic. Again I am left in huge suspense waiting for the next book in the series.

  • Jeffrey
    2019-04-07 16:40

    This is another great book to add to the series. I loved the continued development of the characters. I always like to learn about the evil side of this war. I really enjoyed the "fox". Jacob did a great job to continually increase my hatred of Katie Carpenter. I thought he brought in great emotion in the last half of the book. The story continually rose until it peaked at the end of the book which I loved. Look forward to the next book in the series. Great work Gowans.

  • Jodie
    2019-04-20 14:58

    This book is the 3rd book in the Psion series, where Sammy is finally back at Psion Beta, but now many people want to kill him. This book is also told from Commander Byron's point of view, who investigates Commander Wrobel's treason. It is also told from Queen's point of view, who is the first person that got anomaly 13, which is what Sammy is fighting against. This book is really good, I definitely recommend it.

  • Sofia
    2019-04-13 19:31

    This book wasn't as good as the first two in the series. I felt that the plot was a bit too scrambled and that some of the events did not help lead to the climax. The book was still worth the read though! It gave a lot of background information about the Silent Wars and Katie Carpenter.Can't wait for the next book!!!

  • Eileen
    2019-04-14 14:34

    Pretty darn good... I don't think it was quite as good as the last one, but I did enjoy this, especially the back-story information they gave to one of the characters.For some reason it took me a while to finish this one, but once I had the time to sit down and read, it really moved along to the end. If you like the Hunger Games and Divergent series, check these out.

  • Ryan
    2019-04-14 15:41

    I loved this book! it starts off following Sammy in his return to capitol island. he is once again the social outcast and struggles to regain his status as best in the facility yet still struggling through trauma and pain. i personally loved this book and i think you will too.

  • Tammy
    2019-04-04 20:32

    This is the first book/series that has caused my 10 year old to prioritize reading over playing video games. I am enjoying reading it as much as she is. I recommend this to all my friends with kids Ava's age or older.

  • Steph
    2019-04-12 21:41

    Another awesome book by Jacob Gowans. I really like his style of writing and it's one I usually can't figure out the end. This was the third book in his series, and I've loved everyone of them. I have them on kindle if anyone wants to borrow it, let me know.

  • Blake Billings
    2019-03-23 21:34

    I am quickly learning that Jacob Gowans is one of my favorite authors. I have loved all three of the Psion books. I was very impressed with the difference in writing style from prison fights to teeny-bopper love triangles. I am counting down the days until Psion Alpha!Long Live Sammy!

  • Janelle
    2019-04-02 17:39

    Not quite as good as the first two in my opinion. The action was amazing as usual, but the relationships were pretty darn awkward. I could've used a lot less crazy from Jeffie. Still a great book though!

  • Kevin
    2019-04-20 13:50

    More intense, and a bit darker that the first books, but excellent. Need to get my hands on the next book fast.

  • Nathan
    2019-04-05 15:55

    I like all these books and I recommend them to others.Yes, there is fighting and some gore/blood/death... but they are a good read and I like the author.

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  • Frieda Beery
    2019-03-24 17:55

    Great The story continues. With plot twists I didn't expect. I enjoyed this one better than the previous books in the series, it also filled in the character even more.

  • Steven
    2019-03-22 16:40

    Was bummed out that Sammy wasn't really involved in the final fight. still enjoyed the book, just not quite as meaty as the first two.