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Wesley King Books In Order

Publication Order of Vindico Books

The Vindico (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Feros (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragons vs. Drones Books

Dragons vs. Drones (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy of the Realm (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Incredible Space Raiders (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
OCDaniel (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Laura Monster Crusher (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Wesley King is a Canadian author best known for his sci-fi/fantasy novels about teenagers with superpowers. Wesley has gained quick success over a relatively short period of time, not only receiving awards but also seeing his books get optioned for possible movie adaptations.

+Biography

Wesley King was born in 1987 in Ajax in Ontario, Canada. The author did not always know that he wanted to write. Like every child, Wesley always dreamt about living the lives of his favorite heroes on television.

First, it was the Ninja Turtles, then the X-Men, then a Star Wars Jedi. And like every growing child, it wouldn’t take Wesley long to realize that he couldn’t enter the fantastical realms of his favorite characters.

However, Wesley definitely noticed a pattern; the author was very good at coming up with creative ways of inserting his being into the plots of his favorite stories. And it wasn’t long before those around him noticed and recognized his passion for writing.

Wesley even won an award for writing when he graduated from high school; it was probably that moment, along with the encouragement of his teachers that brought Wesley King to the realization that he might have what it takes to write.

The author eventually acquired an Honors Degree in Journalism from Carleton University. He wasted no time in writing ‘The Vindico’, his first novel. Wesley distinctly remembers the day he found out that the book would be published.

The call found him watching the first game of the 2010 World Cup; he was so stunned by the news that he sunk down to the floor of his kitchen and contemplated the words that he had just heard. Not only had he snagged a publisher, but they actually wanted a sequel from him.

It was everything Wesley King could possibly want. Wesley has since gone on to write numerous stories about teens with super powers. The author has admitted that he likes to plan ahead.

He always knows the exact number of books he wants to write before he even gets the first book done. J.K. Rowling is one of Wesley’s favorite authors. Wesley was so impressed by Rowling’s approach to writing, specifically her decision to let the readers follow her protagonists on a seven-year-long journey as they grew up, that he has always sought to incorporate the same technique in his books.

Wesley always endeavors to create characters that his readers will fall in love with, and who they might be more than willing to follow on a journey that could take years to complete.

Wesley has never considered it a challenge to write about teens; as far as Wesley is concerned, he never really grew up, to begin with. So he understands the teenage mind more than most.

Besides children’s books like Harry Potter, Wesley is also a fan of authors like Dickens and Tolstoy. The author is especially fond of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. The book has stuck with him ever since he first read it all those years ago.

Even though he has succeeded as a writer, Wesley King’s life is about so much more than just writing. The author was an accomplished athlete back in high school. That might explain why sports are such a present variable in his novels.

That also explains why Wesley spends so much time participating in activities like soccer and hockey, not to mention football. Movies are also a notable passion that consumes a lot of Wesley’s time, not to mention reading.

But Wesley isn’t afraid to sacrifice any of the activities above in order to write.

Besides sports, Wesley loves to write about mental illness. As a child, Wesley struggled with anxiety disorders and he hasn’t shied away from speaking about the issue whenever the opportunities arise.

+The Vindico

The Vindico have been fighting the League of Heroes for so long as they can remember. And as retirement begins to beckon, it becomes painfully clear to the group of supervillains that they need successors, individuals that can carry on their goals and objectives.

In typical super villain format, the Vindico go about kidnapping teenagers, holding them captive in a mansion, giving them amazing super powers and training them accordingly. The teens in questions know that there is more to the Vindico than meets the eye.

And as they learn to work together and trust each other in their efforts to discover the true motives of the Vindico, the teens quickly discover that the concepts of good and evil are not so easy to discern.

Wesley King’s first novel attempts to subvert the typical superhero trope by creating a group of super villains with a sympathetic plight. The novel focuses on a group of teens that have been kidnapped for the purposes of turning them into super villains.

Each teen was chosen because he or she possessed a proclivity for certain super powers. As the teens begin to master their abilities, they learn that the Vindico are not all bad. Each one of them has been mistreated in one way or another by the League of super heroes, who are nowhere nearly as ethical or honest as one might expect.

With each villain out to get their own unique brand of vengeance, each teen is put in a difficult situation where they must decide for themselves which side they will fight for. Because the novel has so many characters running around under the same roof, things get messy very quickly.

+The Feros

James, Sam, Lana, Hyden and Emily thought they had won the day when they defeated their super villain mentors. However, their plans to join the League of heroes were quickly squashed when they were framed for crimes they did not commit.

Thunderbolt, the league’s leader, could have cleared their name but he is missing. To make matters worse, the Vindico are suddenly and rather suspiciously released from prison. The teens do not know who they can trust.

They must find a way to fight a foe they cannot see.

Wesley King’s second novel picks up several months after the end of the first book. The teens are counting down the days until they are inducted into the League of Heroes. However, an assault by a rogue hero leads to a series of events that threaten to destroy the teens’ chances of a brighter future.

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