The Red Sun ( Legends of Orkney Series #1)

The Red Sun ( Legends of Orkney Series #1)

by Alane Adams


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ISBN-13: 9781940716244
Publisher: SparkPress
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: Legends of Orkney Series , #1
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 438,616
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Alane Adams is an author, professor, and literacy advocate. She is the author of the Legends of Orkney fantasy mythology series for tweens and The Coal Thief , a picture book for early-grade readers. She lives in Southern California.

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The Red Sun ( Legends of Orkney Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AvidReaderDiary More than 1 year ago
Reading this made me remember why I love middle grade books so much! It's easy to read, full of adventures, so fun and yet there are also heartbreaking moments. It felt good to read from a perspective of a child, refreshing, even. This is like Harry Potter less Hogwarts, because the main character is like Harry who was like the "chosen" one. If you're into adventures, then hop on to this world!
sincerelykarenjo More than 1 year ago
4.25 Stars - FUN, EXCITING, AND MAGICAL ADVENTURE I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My cousin, Mellanie, who is an avid reader, booknerd and book revier, recommended this series to me. I don’t read Middle Grade books that often so I tend to be pickier when it comes to that genre, but Mellanie raved so much about The Red Sun I knew I had to read it. While it took me longer than I thought to finish reading, I thoroughly enjoyed The Red Sun. Alane Adams is such a sweetheart and a great writer. I love that she wrote The Red Sun for her son and you can tell that she put her heart into the story. She lures you in with an intriguing premise and throws you in an exciting, enthralling, and fun-filled journey to a magical place. The world building is fantastic and imaginative filled with beautiful scenery and unique creatures that will have thinking about Harry Potter or LOTR. The story has plenty of action, suspense, and humorous dialogue that will keep you on the edge and entertained. Though a great book for children, I think The Red Sun is an amazing story for all ages who loves fantasy and adventure. I though the characters are all pretty great and relatable. Sam is a wonderful young hero and I felt for him. The constant struggle to choose between saving a kingdom you’ve never known or saving your friends is quite difficult for anyone let alone a 12 year old boy. Sam is given this big responsibility and he’s not even sure he wants it, but he’s still doing the best he can. I rooted for him throughout the story and wanted him to succeed. I loved that he showed vulnerabilities and flaws and eventually learned to become the hero he’s meant to be. Sam’s group of friends are just awesome and I loved them all. Howie made me laugh with his silliness but I loved that he’s actually really smart, very resourceful and brave. And Mavery… well that little mischief definitely stole my heart and my favorite out of all the characters. She’s so feisty and such a firecracker. She’s full of surprises and while she acts tough, deep down she’s a real softy with a big heart. She’s fiercely loyal to Sam and is willing to do anything to save Orkney. Overall, The Red Sun is a great Middle Grade fantasy book. Adams does a nice job weaving Norse Mythology in this fun adventurous tale of good vs. evil. I can’t wait to travel back into this magical world in Kalifus Rising and continue Sam’s journey.
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AshleyM210 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot! Can not wait to pick up the next in the series.