No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Digital List Price: CDN$ 3.32
Kindle Price: CDN$ 0.00

Save CDN$ 19.44 (100%)

includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Watcher's Web (Return of the Aghyrians: Young Adult Science Fiction Book 1) by [Jansen, Patty]
Kindle App Ad

Watcher's Web (Return of the Aghyrians: Young Adult Science Fiction Book 1) Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
CDN$ 0.00

Length: 306 pages Word Wise: Enabled

50 Kindle Books for $2 Each
Treat yourself to a new book. These 50 Kindle titles are just $2 each through the end of the month. Learn more

Product Description

Product Description

He said he'd help her find her way back home. He was a liar.

She’s not your ordinary country girl, even though she might look like one. She casts webs of power, reading the feelings of living beings and telling them what to do. Nobody knows what causes it, least of all her. Her name is Jessica, but most people call her ‘freak’.
One fateful day, her ‘web’ connects with a stranger, and stray power causes the plane in which she’s travelling to crash in an alien world. An accident? The more she discovers about the world in which she has landed, the more she doubts it. She is a survivor from an ancient race that once travelled the stars. Her ancestors were powerful and dangerous, and it seems at least two people want her: the man who invades her mind, and the man who’s desperate to help her get back home. But Jessica grew up an Earth girl, and isn’t having any of this. She’ll pander to no one, thank you very much, even if her stubbornness enrages the tyrant race who hold the world in their grip.

If you like adventures in alien worlds, like Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore or Isobelle Carmody, this is for you.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480155020
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Capricornica Publications (Jan. 6 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YDN934
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,973 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


click to open popover

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
great read
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x9fa893f0) out of 5 stars 195 reviews
64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f1be9fc) out of 5 stars a great read. June 11 2011
By Cassie Humphreys - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
The first thing that I noticed about this book, and really appreciated, was the strong Australian voice of the character. It's been awhile since I have read anything that is set, even just initially, in a country other than America or an American copy. So it was refreshing, and enjoyable to see an Australian author making the most of their country of origin.

Jessica very quickly gets uprooted, and the reader gets to experience a whole new world through her eyes. She is thrown into the middle of things she struggles to understand and Jansen does a stellar job of getting the reader caught up in this.

I have to say that this is the first book I've read in awhile that has aliens who actually seem alien. Sci-fi in general is peppered with species and races which are all too human - and I can understand that, on some levels. Writers want to make sure that the readers can relate to the characters in their book - but aliens should be different to us. Jessica gets to explore this, to learn more about these alien creatures, and herself in the process. Jansen has done a fantastic job of creating a world that is alien, and yet still approachable for the reader.

The story line is evenly paced and while we try, along with Jessica, to grasp at all the strands, Jansen brings it all together with verve. Jessica manages to stay true to herself, while also letting the barriers slide so that she can interact with those around her. There is a lot of action, and excitement, and I loved watching the development of Jessica throughout, as she begins to open up to others and connect with the world around her, which also means she gets to grips with her strange talent and mysterious history.

If I had one gripe, it would be with the way the romantic subplots were tied up. Where Jessica felt like a strong character who always followed her own mind in the rest of the novel, she seemed less in charge when it came to love, and the resolution felt more like her accepting the hand that life had dealt her, rather than a choice about what she really wanted. That said, it was clear throughout the novel that Jessica was something of a novice when it came to relationships of any kind, so perhaps her actions are fitting.

All in all, I really enjoyed this novel. It was refreshing and vibrant. I love the cultures and characters that Jansen has created; it felt like there was a lot of depth to them, a richness which helped bring the story to life. I'd recommend this book to just about anyone, but in particular to writers who want a great example of how to create rich cultures/worlds, without drowning the reader in too much information. I'll be checking out Patty's next release, as I am sure that will be a good one too!
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f1be834) out of 5 stars Good world building July 13 2013
By Sheila Gallagher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Jessica is returning home when her plane crashes and she is thrown into an alternate universe. She is rescued but is not sure who to trust. She had been communicating with a man through her mind but will not let others know for fear that they will think she is crazy. She has been able to read people's minds and emotions growing up so she knew she was different. Now she must decide whether to reach out to this man in her mind or place her trust in another survivor of the plane crash in Patty Jansen's, WATCHER'S WEB, book 1 of her RETURN OF THE AGHYRIANS series. Where is she? Who can she trust? Can she come back to earth?

Patty Jansen does a good job with her world building. We learn the rules and history on a need-to-know basis along with Jessica. She is 17-years old. She knows what it is like to be an outsider. She works to learn the customs and language but it is not easy. She feels she is responsible for the accident but has no one to help her through her guilt. She is around an alien people and cultural. When she once again meets the other survivor, Brian, she knows he is hiding something but she cannot figure out what it is. As Jessica learns who to trust and who not to trust, she has been in communication with a man, Daya. She has been able to connect with him through her mind. Now they will meet but Brian, also known as Iztho in this world, has sown seeds of mistrust so she does not know who to believe has her best interests at heart. It does not help that both men use sex as a way to control her.

As Jessica struggles to survive in this world and make it back to her own world she learns to control the special gift she has. She also learns that she has a history that may connect her to the people in this world. Jessica has to decide if she wants to stay or go.

I could not tell if the story was it supposed to be for YA or adults. Sometimes it was more YA and other times it was adult. I would say this story is for 16 and up.

I like the characters. The story kept me interested so that I want to know what Jessica's future holds. Does she stay or does she go? At times the pacing of the story was slow, especially at the beginning. By the end there is a lot of action and adventure that kept me involved and wanting more. There are questions I want answered so I will be reading book 2 to find out what happens.
39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f687960) out of 5 stars Confusing to start but it gets better Aug. 1 2012
By The Dragon's Inkpot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book was very confusing in the beginning, I wasn't really sure what was going on and almost gave up on reading it. Then about half way through it started to make sense and got really interesting. There were however, a lot of grammatical errors that made it difficult to read at times. The concept was really cool once I figured out what was happening and I think with some tweaking this could be a really awesome book.
68 of 81 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f2ea1c8) out of 5 stars Don't waste your time. July 11 2012
By S. Glass - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Poorly constructed, underdeveloped characters, hard to follow and at times confusing (ie: "...he held aloft a bowl with steaming noodles and meat balls inside. She set the bowl down in the sand..."
So was it he or she?
The dialogue is amateurish and often nonsensical, the scenes are so lax and confusing that there's no way to even get a mental image of what is being "described".

Also the creatures are clearly ripped off straight from the movie Avatar.

Thank God this book was free or I'd demand a refund.
If this book and 50 Shades of Grey were the only two books left on the planet, read THIS one. Otherwise...save the few hours of your life you'd never get back.
36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa07c32b8) out of 5 stars but overall not a great read until the story has been refined and the ... Aug. 19 2014
By Becky Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The spelling and grammar was atrocious and was very difficult to see past into the story line. There seems to be some disconnects in the story, at one point I was trying to figure out how we got from point A to point F without going through B-E. Most of the spelling and grammar would have been corrected or at least noted with Word, so I cannot excuse these issues. The story line seemed interesting, but overall not a great read until the story has been refined and the spelling/grammar is looked at.