Book Review: The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles

EtherealJinxed | Book Review | The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Book Name: The Kingdom of Oceana
Author: Mitchell Charles
Pages: 222
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Butterhorse Media

Have you read a book and wished the story could have been reduced, oops no…rather extended into at least a few more pages? The Kingdom of Oceana is one such book, written for adult and children, alike. The author’s love and enthusiasm for oceans clearly depicts the theme of the book.

Talk about adventure, love, jealousy, power, lessons, the book caters to everyone. The use of Hawaiian language adds an additional charm to the descriptive language, with a proper footer describing each such word. And the language never feels like it’s too much. All in all, a must read on fantasy, oceans, oceanic creatures, coastlines, magic, curses, coral reefs etc.

In fact, the author’s website has two study guides to accompany the book and it’s simply perfect. Be it, the audiobook or the written one, I can sing praises for the flow and tone of both. Go for it!

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
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.

Warring factions spar for control of Oceana, sparking an age-old conflict between rival sorcerers. With the help of ancestral spirit animals, a shape-shifting sidekick, and a beautiful princess, Prince Ailani must fight for his rightful place as the future king of Oceana.

The Kingdom of Oceana takes readers on a fun and exciting adventure filled with big wave surfing, fire walking, and shark taming, while also dealing with real-world environmental issues like ocean conservation.

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. 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. He is currently working on the second book in the Kingdom of Oceana series, The Legend of the Nine Sacred Pearls, which is expected to be released in Fall 2016.

Facebook: KingdomOfOceana
Twitter: @KingdomOceana

Rating: 10/10

About Alka

Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

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