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Hello sunshines!🔆 Today I am here to share The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles — a YA Fantasy Adventure Series! Stay tuned until the end if you are interested in this novel because there IS a GIVEAWAY!!!
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Kingdom of Oceana is the first book in a new Young Adult fantasy adventure series by Mitchell Charles.
At its core, The Kingdom of Oceana is a story of 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.
As warring factions collide for control of Oceana, it sparks an age-old conflict between rival sorcerers that threatens to erupt–just like Mauna Kea, the towering volcano. With the help of his ancestral spirit animals, his shape shifting sidekick, and a beautiful princess, Prince Ailani must overcome his own insecurities, a lifetime of sibling rivalry, and a plague of cursed sea creatures brought forth by the tiki’s spell. Can peace be restored to the kingdom? Can Prince Ailani claim his rightful place as the future king of Oceana? Two brothers, but only one can rule.
The Kingdom of Oceana takes readers on a fun and exciting adventure that is filled with non-stop action, from big wave surfing, to fire walking and shark taming. It is also an educational read, as it brings to light many of today’s pressing environmental and social issues, such as ocean conservation.
“While the book is fiction, it is heavily influenced by the rich and beautiful Hawaiian myths, legends, locales, and culture. Many locations in the story are inspired by real places in Hawaii,” says Mitchell.
As supplements to the novel, two study guides – created by a middle school teacher – are available to enrich students’ understanding of Hawaii and Polynesia. Each Study Guide includes key vocabulary words, discussion topics, essay questions, and multiple choice quizzes. Recommended for 5th-8th grade students.
“Perfect for an integrated study of literature, culture, and science in the middle school classroom…I enjoyed my time reading the Kingdom of Oceana and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to middle school teachers.” – Danielle, Nouvelle ELA
“This book is a real page-turner, full of action and adventure, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I hope that there will be more books like this from Mitchell Charles in the future.” – 5 Stars, Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
“Adventure, exotic places and animals, as well as a unique culture, will drag readers head first into this novel…The talent from this writer is amazing. I look forward to reading more by Mitchell Charles in the future.” – Danielle Urban, Urban Book Reviews
“Filled with names, vocabulary, animals, and customs that are related to the setting the book opened my eyes to the ancient world of the Pacific peoples. I can envision middle school students fascinated by the words of the text made curious to research to learn more about this unique time and place.” – Angela, The Teacher’s Desk 6
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mitchell Charles’ love of the ocean and its miraculous creatures began at the age of 12 when his father taught him to SCUBA dive. From his first adventure 50 feet (15 meters) beneath the Caribbean Sea he was hooked. He has been involved in the Oceanic Society, America’s first non-profit organization dedicated to ocean conservation, established in 1969.
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. On these excursions, he imagined what Hawaii was like hundreds of years ago. Before Captain Cook arrived from England. Before the golf courses and hotels. Before the ukulele and the Mai Tai became icons of Hawaiian culture. He dreamed of a time when the islands were an undiscovered magical paradise.
These days, Mitchell divides his time between Southern California and Hawaii. He has two teenage children and a dog named Magic.
Mitchell is currently working on the second book in the Kingdom of Oceana series, The Legend of the Nine Sacred Pearls. For more information, visit http://kingdomofoceana.com/
Kelsey Butts at the Book Publicity Services will be giving away 1 [one] Audiobook of Charles Mitchell’s, The Kingdom of Oceana, to one of my fellow readers!! ENTER BELOW for your chance to win! Starts November 14th, 2016 & Ends November 21st, 2016 PST. 1 [ONE] winner will be chosen & contacted shortly after in which they will have 48 HOURS to respond. Another winner will be chosen if not. UNITED STATES ONLY!!
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