The Age of Akra (Starchild #1)

(1 customer review)

When Mai is chosen to take a pilgrimage to the Valley of a Thousand Thoughts to train with the oldest and wisest master of their people, an ancient prophecy is set in motion. The events to come have been predicted but are not unchangeable. When the Starchild returns to the planet of Sage, the foreknowledge of the prophecy begins to gain strength.

Four children come together and become linked to the events that lie ahead. In The Age of Akra, the first stage of their journey has them facing the deadly spiderflax, only then to be confronted by a creature of the underworld, an evil Dementra called Amual.

The struggle to bring peace to the world of powerful energies lies in the hands of these four children and a strange little lizard. And it will not come easy. This journey is only the beginning.


“The story is a clever and delightful read for all ages with a plot offering excitement, danger, and action woven into the Age of Akra, making for an addictive and thrilling foray into epic fantasy.” 5 stars


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$15.95

Book Details

Weight 358 g
Dimensions 203 × 133 mm
Extent

160 pages

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Genre

Junior Fiction, Fantasy

Release date

8 March 2013

ISBN

9781922200020

Imprint

Odyssey Books

About The Author

Vacen Taylor

Vacen Taylor

Vacen Taylor is an author, writer, storyteller, occasional artist and amateur photographer. She describes her writing as a basic prose style with the occasional splash of creative penning. She collects comics and loves superheroes, anime and science.

1 review for The Age of Akra (Starchild #1)

  1. Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite

    The plot centers on a prophecy that sets the scene for a chosen child, which is where you then see Mai who finds herself directly in the middle. The story has an undertone of sibling rivalry between the two as Long compares himself to the intelligence and talent of his sister, often putting his own abilities down. Vacen Taylor excels at weaving the dynamic between the two siblings, which reflects how they see themselves. Their journey is where the action of the story lies with the children facing traveling through a harsh environment with limited food, dangerous creatures, sandstorms, and an enemy from the Underworld. Akra is the third important character seen throughout who faces his own destiny as the Starchild and, by being thrown into their path, he pushes them in a different direction. The journey of the three is woven together through the form of teamwork with each playing a role in each other’s destiny. The story is a clever and delightful read for all ages with a plot offering excitement, danger, and action woven into the Age of Akra, making for an addictive and thrilling foray into epic fantasy.

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