Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Kingdom of Oceana



The Kingdom of Oceana is the first book in a new Middle Grade fantasy adventure series by Mitchell Charles.  Mitchell’s inspiration for The Kingdom of Oceana was born of exploring the spectacular coastline, lush valleys, and vibrant coral reefs of the Hawaiian Islands.

At its core, The Kingdom of Oceana is a story about a sibling rivalry.

Five centuries ago, on the island now called Hawaii, there was a kingdom filled with adventure, beauty, and magic.  When 16-year-old Prince Ailani and his brother Nahoa trespass on a forbidden burial ground and uncover an ancient tiki mask, they unleash a thousand-year-old curse that threatens to destroy their tropical paradise.

Warring factions spar for control of Oceana, sparking an age-old conflict between rival sorcerers. With the help of ancestral spirit animals, a shape-shifting sidekick, and a beautiful princess, Prince Ailani must fight for his rightful place as the future king of Oceana.

The Kingdom of Oceana takes readers on a fun and exciting adventure filled with big wave surfing, fire walking, and shark taming, while also dealing with real-world environmental issues like ocean conservation. To learn more, click here.

2 comments:

Danielle Vess said...

I want to begin with saying that I love the whole concept of transforming boys into lifelong readers. As a student soon to be teacher this is a very refreshing blog to find. I will be using this site as a resource in my future endeavors. As for this particular review about The Kingdom Oceana, it sounds like a very interesting read. It also sounds like a book I could convince my male students into reading. Especially because it’s about sibling rivalry which many of my students can relate.

Rebecca Hachem said...

Being the mother of a young son who loves to read and being a reader myself, 'transforming boys into lifelong readers' is an amazing concept to me. One of the things I hope to pass along to my children is my love for reading, and I believe that is something I could pass onto my future students as well. Being able to connect with the books that are being read is one way to encourage reading and anyone with siblings will understand the sibling rivalry dynamic of this story. I know I do.