Akea The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade
Today I am taking part in the blog tour for Akea The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for asking me to take part.
Akea – The Power of Destiny
Akea is born into a family of sled dogs and therefore a life that follows a predictable path. However from the day she first sees the lone wolf, Kazakh, Akea knows her future lies beyond the safety of her home. Kazakh is well aware of Akea’s destiny and the pack laws he will break to help her reach it. Regardless of challenges ahead, he must make sure this young husky will be ready, even if it means his life.
An enchanting story of a Husky called Akea who from a young age is drawn to the calling of a wolf. Akea is divided between loyalty to her loving family and Kazakh the wolf who befriends her. She knows that she is different from her siblings and that her destiny lies with the lone wolf. Her journey isn’t easy, there are setbacks and losses along the way. However, her true place becomes clear as the secrets unfold.
I loved the illustrations by Anthony Wallis they really made the story come to life. The chapters were concise, the writing clear, and the story had a strong moral message. The book will teach children about loyalty, family, friendship and pride. I think it will appeal to children who love animals, especially dogs and wolves.
The age range for the book is for 5 to 15-year-olds. However, there are scenes which I found upsetting so caution may be needed for sensitive children or very little ones
I think it will be a book that children will want to read again and again and I hope there will be more in the series. I can’t wait to see what other adventures await Akea, the little Husky with a big future.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for a copy of the book which I have reviewed honestly.
Youtube Author Readings
Reading from Chapter 1 – https://youtu.be/umBbQRv2GI0 (2 mins 44 secs)
Reading from Chapter 6 – https://youtu.be/7weWzfS-Sng (2 mins 26 secs)
Reading from Chapter 10 – https://youtu.be/G0j5djycPrs (2 mins 17 secs)
Elizabeth Jade was born in North Yorkshire, England, and moved with her family to Wellington when she was very young. Her early schooling did not go smoothly and she began home schooling at the age of 7. She stumbled into writing at the age of fourteen when she began to struggle with depression and anxiety. She quickly found her story ideas pouring out faster than she could get them onto paper. It wasn’t until the age of eighteen that she realised her struggles in school had been due to Aspergers Syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder). She has always had a passion for animals and has volunteered at various animal rescues, so it seemed only natural that her stories would revolve around them.
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Website – www.elizabethjade.org