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Starchild: The Age of Akra by Vacen Taylor – 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.

My Review:

A story with developed characters and world that would bring any one a little joy and tears. The characters that are introduced into this instalment are hardy and welcoming, without being whiny or annoying, as is the habit of most YA authors. Without a doubt, one of the better YAs I’ve read so far.

However, the idea of the MC being the ‘Chosen One’ is an overdone cliché – but how else were you going to get her out of a superstitious village of mind-readers, I guess.

Recommended for the younger readers, probably wouldn’t hold much weight with older ones.


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April 15, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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