The Red Sun

The Red Sun

After learning that his mom is a witch and his missing father is a true Son of Odin, twelve-year-old Sam Baron must travel through a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney on a quest to find his missing friends and stop an ancient curse.

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: Sparkpress

ISBN: 1940716241

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 346

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After learning that his mom is a witch and his missing father is a true Son of Odin, twelve-year-old Sam Baron must travel through a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney on a quest to find his missing friends and stop an ancient curse.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Red Sun

The Red Sun

The Red Sun is the first book in The Legends of Orkney, the spellbinding series of adventure fantasy novels by Alane Adams.

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1494964902

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 372

After meeting a strange dwarf in his garage and finding out his substitute English teacher is a witch, twelve-year-old Sam Baron travels through a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney where he finally learns the truth about his past: his mother is a witch and his father is a descendant of the Norse god, Odin. The Red Sun is the first book in The Legends of Orkney, the spellbinding series of adventure fantasy novels by Alane Adams. It follows Sam to the realm of Orkney where witches, wraiths, and other menacing creatures cause serious peril to the unsuspecting Sam. Now, it's up to him to save his friends and all of Orkney from a cursed red sun. Can a young witch girl named Mavery help him? Drawing on Norse mythology, this fantastical story will enthrall middle grade and tween readers with a taste for adventure. As Sam grapples with dark and dangerous elements from his past and confronts his own simmering anger over long ago events, The Red Sun sears with wild imagination and breathtaking moments. Follow The Red Sun for the high-flying magical ride of your life.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Kalifus Rising

Kalifus Rising

Sam Baron just freed Orkney from the ravages of the Red Sun—but now, imprisoned by Catriona, leader of the Volgrim Witches, Sam finds the darker side of his half-god, half-witch heritage released, and he fears he might destroy what he ...

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 9781940716855

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 465

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Sam Baron just freed Orkney from the ravages of the Red Sun—but now, imprisoned by Catriona, leader of the Volgrim Witches, Sam finds the darker side of his half-god, half-witch heritage released, and he fears he might destroy what he saved. Unable to resist the witches' enchantments, Sam has become their most potent weapon, and is leading an army of monstrous men against Skara Brae. Sam’s only hope for salvation lies with his three best friends and a mystical artifact known as the Moon Pearl. Keely travels north in search of the pearl, while Howie prepares for the gathering onslaught. Leo seeks a powerful artifact in the underworld, and faces an ancient evil that could be an even greater threat than Catriona and her cronies. As Sam's friends rush to save him, other forces are at work in Orkney's shadows—forces that could help free Sam, or condemn him to the darkness forever.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Red Sun

The Red Sun

Dear Reader: I hope you enjoyed The Red Sun! It has been an incredible journey creating the Legends of Orkney series and catapulting my characters into action. Sam has learned so much about his past and how to overcome his anger.

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 9781940716251

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 387

View: 729

Sam Baron is about to get the shock of his life. First his substitute English teacher claims to have turned his old teacher into a lizard; then a strange dwarf named Rego arrives and claims Sam is from a magical realm called Orkney. When his friends are taken prisoner, it’s up to Sam to save them. Sam embarks on a journey to Orkney through a stonefire to find his friends—but when he arrives, he discovers that an ancient curse has turned the sun a poisonous red and threatens to destroy the land. With only a young witch girl to guide him, Sam must choose: save his friends, or stop the red sun from consuming the land? Drawing on Norse mythology, The Red Sun follows Sam’s journey to uncover the truth about his past—a journey during which he has to overcome the simmering anger inside of him, learn to channel his growing magical powers, and find a way to forgive the father who left him behind.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Legends of Orkney

The Legends of Orkney

Experience the Legends of Orkney trilogy—the entire series all together for the first time.

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 9781943006830

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 1136

View: 666

Experience the Legends of Orkney trilogy—the entire series all together for the first time. In The Red Sun, you’ll be introduced to middle school student Sam Baron, who gets the shock of his life when a strange dwarf shows up with the claim that Sam is from a magical realm called Orkney. Then Sam’s friends are taken prisoner, and he follows their captors to Orkney—embarking upon a journey to rescue his friends, uncover the truth about his past, and combat an ancient curse that threatens to destroy the land. In Kalifus Rising, it’s Sam who’s in trouble this time: Imprisoned by Catriona, leader of the Volgrim Witches, he finds the darker side of his half-god, half-witch heritage released, and he fears he might destroy the very land he’s just saved. He believes his only hope for salvation lies with his three best friends and a mystical artifact known as the Moon Pearl; other forces are at work in Orkney's shadows, however—forces that could help free Sam, or condemn him to the darkness forever. Finally, in The Raven God, an army of red giants gather in the Eighth Realm of Musspell, determined to destroy Orkney—and it’s all Sam’s fault. After all, he took Odin’s life with an ancient cursed dagger, and now mankind has lost its protector. Once again, it’s up to Sam and his friends to prove that they can find the courage to do what’s needed when the odds are stacked against them, and the sacrifice asked is greater than any of them could imagine. Fast-paced and spell-binding, the Legends of Orkney trilogy is a magical adventure not to be missed.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

The Blue Witch

The Blue Witch

For the Legends of Orkney series The Legends of Orkney series has won over 11 awards and finalist titles, including 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards: Gold Medal, Best Book Series—Chapter Book For the The Red Sun: “ Percy Jackson ...

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 9781631524615

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 211

View: 314

2020 IPPY Awards Bronze Winner in Cover Design, Fiction 2019 American Fiction Awards: Best Cover Design: Children's Books—Finalist 2019 American Fiction Awards: Juvenile Fiction—Winner 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards Gold Medal Winner in Children's Mythology/Fairy Tale 2019 Moonbeam: Gold Medal Winner in Pre-Teen Fiction/Fantasy “An enchanting new book full of magical mischief and adventure, Alane Adams’s The Blue Witch is guaranteed to please” —Foreword Clarion Reviews Before Sam Baron broke Odin's curse on the witches to become the first son born to a witch and the hero of the Legends of Orkney series, his mother was a young witchling growing up in the Tarkana Witch Academy. In this first book of the prequel series, the Witches of Orkney, nine-year-old Abigail Tarkana is determined to grow up to be the greatest witch of all, even greater than her evil ancestor Catriona. Unfortunately, she is about to fail Spectacular Spells class because her witch magic hasn't come in yet. Even worse, her nemesis, Endera, is making life miserable by trying to get her kicked out. When her new friend Hugo's life is put in danger by a stampeding sneevil, a desperate Abigail manages to call up her magic―only to find out it's unlike any other witchling's at the Tarkana Witch Academy! As mysteries deepen around her magic and just who her true parents are, Abigail becomes trapped in a race against time to undo one of her spells before she is kicked out of the coven forever! Rich in Norse mythology, The Blue Witch is the first of a fast-paced young reader series filled with magical spells, mysterious beasts, and witch-hungry spiders!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Eye of Zeus

The Eye of Zeus

—School Library Journal “The Red Sun: Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams is a book that will take children on a roller coaster ride of adventure and fantasy where whimsical and menacing creatures and witches will enthrall readers.

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781684630295

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 298

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“This charming and brilliant novel is superbly plotted and will win over readers . . . Phoebe’s voice is dead on and authentic, as are those of her friends. The author's masterful prose and style serve the story instead of merely taking center stage . . . This author and novel are ready for prime time and the big time.” —Publishers Weekly, BookLife Prize Critic’s Report Meet Phoebe Katz, a twelve-year-old foster kid from New York City who’s been bounced around the system her entire life. Things happen around Phoebe, but it’s not like they’re her fault! But when a statue of Athena comes to life, Phoebe gets the stunning news she’s the daughter of Zeus, has a twin brother named Perseus—and was sent away from ancient Greece as a baby to stop a terrible prophecy that predicted she would one day destroy Olympus. Athena warns Phoebe to stay in hiding, but when the vengeful god Ares kidnaps her beloved social worker, Phoebe has no choice—she has to travel back to ancient Greece and rescue him! There, Phoebe and her friends Angie and Damian discover a new prophecy, one that may fix everything. The catch: Phoebe has to collect talismans from six Greek monsters, including the fang from a nine-headed hydra, a talon from the Nemean lion, and a feather from the sphinx. No problem for a girl with the power to call up lightning bolts and change the weather! But can Phoebe collect them all and stop the prophecy before she destroys Olympus?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Raven God

The Raven God

—Foreword Reviews (4 stars out of 5) “The Red Sun: Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams is a book that will take children on a roller coaster ride of adventure and fantasy where whimsical and menacing creatures and witches will enthrall ...

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 9781943006373

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 459

After defeating the Volgrim witches, life in Orkney is quiet. Too quiet. Before Sam Baron can catch his breath, an army of fire giants led by Surt gather in the Eighth Realm of Musspell, determined to destroy Orkney, and it's all Sam's fault. After all, he took Odin's life with an ancient cursed dagger, and now, mankind has lost its protector. To make matters worse, the God of Mischief, Loki, is on the loose and determined to reunite with his evil wife, Angerboda, and their three children: Fenrir the wolf, Jormungand the sea serpent, and Helva, Goddess of Death. Orkney's only hope lies with Sam and his stalwart friends. As Surt prepares to launch his forces against Orkney, Sam and two of his fellow witches, Perrin and Mavery, set out on a journey to rescue Odin, aided by Skidbladnir, a magical ship of the gods that can fly over land and sea, and Geela, a Valkyrie who can transform into a battle-ready goose. Meanwhile, Leo and Keely travel north to stop Loki from starting a war between the Eifalians and the Vanir, while Howie is left to watch over Skara Brae. With time running out, our heroes try frantically to prove once again that they can find the courage to do what's needed when the odds are stacked against them?even when the sacrifice asked is greater than any of them could imagine.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Sorceress

The Sorceress

Can Abigail and Hugo find a way to stop her before all of Orkney is destroyed? Red Sun: The Legends of Orkney, Book 1, Alane Adams. $17, 978-1940716-24-4. After learning that his mom is a witch and his missing father is a true Son of ...

Author: Alane Adams

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781684631582

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 189

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As Abigail embarks on her third year at the Tarkana Academy, the coven is under a dark cloud: their coven leader, Madame Hestera, has fallen under a deadly curse and Anarae, a powerful High Witch, has taken over the coven. Worse, Abigail fears that Abignus, the malignant presence that once took possession of her, has moved on to Calla. While Hugo and Abigail seek answers, a surprising ally appears in Endera, Abigail’s long-time nemesis. Endera has sworn to help bring Hestera back, and now she must rely on Abigail to protect her from witchlings who want revenge and from the dark forces working to tear the coven apart. As clues surface that Anarae may not be a Tarkana witch at all but a powerful sorceress from a far-off realm, Hugo faces dire circumstances when he faces Anarae on his own. Meanwhile Abigail and Endera become stuck in the Netherworld, where they encounter nightmarish beings. Will Abigail and her companions stave off disaster one more time? Or does this spell the end of Orkney forever? Join Hugo and Abigail in their final adventure in the stunning conclusion to the Witches of Orkney series.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Reign Returned

Reign Returned

Red Sun: The Legends of Orkney, Book 1, Alane Adams. ... a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney on a quest to find his missing friends and stop an ancient curse. ... Sam Baron's attempt to free his father brought war to Orkney.

Author: Katie Keridan

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781684631568

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 284

View: 202

Kyra Valorian is the most gifted Astral healer the golden-blooded realm of Aeles has seen in ages. When tragedy strikes, Kyra discovers she possesses a life-changing gift: she’s a Recovrancer, able to enter the realm of the dead and recover those who’ve died before their time. Unfortunately, recovrancy is outlawed in her realm. Desperate for answers, Kyra will do anything to get them . . . even partner with a dangerous enemy. Sebastian Sayre is the most sought-after Daeval assassin in all of Nocens. A silver-blooded Pyromancer, he wields fire and dreams of finding Rhannu, a legendary sword that makes its holder invincible. Since the sword was long ago stolen from Nocens and hidden where no Daeval can retrieve it, however, such a dream seems impossible . . . until he encounters the one Astral who might be both able and willing to help him. As Kyra and Sebastian work together to uncover the secrets of their realms, they also uncover secrets within their own pasts—pasts that are far more intertwined than they ever imagined. Ultimately, in this tale of discovery, destiny, and a love strong enough to outlast time, remembering the past just may prove to be the only way to change the future.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction