Book Review: The Kingdom of Oceania
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Author: Mitchell Charles
Summary from Goodreads:
SURFER SHARK TAMER FIRE WALKER EXPLORER TEENAGER HERO 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. As warring factions collide for control of Oceana, it sparks an age-old conflict between rival sorcerers that threatens to erupt-just like Mauna Kea, the towering volcano. With the help of his ancestral spirit animals, his shape shifting sidekick, and a beautiful princess, Prince Ailani must overcome his own insecurities, a lifetime of sibling rivalry, and a plague of cursed sea creatures brought forth by the tiki's spell. Can peace be restored to the kingdom? Can Prince Ailani claim his rightful place as the future king of Oceana? ONLY ONE CAN RULE.
Personal Review:If only we could travel the places we read about! This book takes us to Hawaii. We are given insight into this beautiful island. It is not too long before the adventures ensues on the island and this story really takes shape.
I enjoyed the plot of the story and it gave me a broader appreciation for the culture. I know very little about Hawaii (it's one of the five states I have yet to visit!), so I really appreciated the exposure. The story line was interesting and kept my attention.
If you enjoy learning about new places then this may be the book for you. Thanks for the opportunity to review.
Disclaimer: I was awarded this book from the publisher. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.