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.


Unknown said...

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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.

KeiliAltmets said...

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Terence Holmes said...

I am currently a student and will become a teacher one day soon. This a great blog to encourage young men to read books. This is a blog that I will be able to pass along to my future students. I was attracted to this book because I visited Hawaii last summer and I really enjoyed visiting there. Hawaii is known for the great weather there, but to get an opportunity to learn about Hawaiian culture was very interesting. This book is about a sibling rivalry, which is something that I can relate to. It great to see the main character Ailiani to grow throughout the book. I really enjoyed the authenticity of the book from the author. The author used the Hawaiian language and explained what it mean so there would not be any confusion. I really enjoyed was the author Mitchell really brought the setting of Hawaii and world of Oceana alive for me with his vivid and detailed descriptions.