The Or’in of Tane

Aden Weaver lives with his grandparents, and is an eleven-year-old when he discovers his Papa Joe and Nana Jeen are keeping secrets.

When his grandparents agree to let him start warrior training, Aden learns more than just fighting techniques. He learns of his destiny as the son of Kal—the first chief of the shape shifting dragonfly tribe. He learns about the legendary stone, the Or’in of Tane, gifted to them by Tane Mahuta and missing for thousands of years, and the mysterious Order of Twenty-four, charged with finding it. Chief Wako, the leader of the Sasori Empire also seeks the Or’in of Tane.

When he hears of Aden Weaver, the sole surviving son of Kal—the only person who can stand between him and possession of the stone—Chief Wako determines Aden must die.

An ordinary boy. A vicious warlord. Both seek a stone with special powers.

But only one can possess the Or’in of Tane.

Written by Yvette Carol. Cover art by Simon Kingi. Pen and ink illustrations by Yvette Carol.

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The Or’in of Tane is the first book in The Chronicles of Aden Weaver, a series of middle grade fantasy books. Set on the planet Chiron, the adventure takes place on a richly imagined “alternate Earth,” inhabited only by insects, shapeshifters, and demons. The Chronicles trilogy follows a cast of young heroes, shapeshifters, who can move between insect and human form. The Order of Twenty-four charge Aden Weaver and his team with finding a legendary stone, the Or’in of Tane before the Lost Island loses its invisibility shield forever. But they are not the only ones seeking the stone. It is also being pursued by Chief Wako, scorpion shapeshifter and maniacal leader of the Sasori Empire.

In Book One, The Or’in of Tane, we meet Aden Weaver, a soon-to-be twelve-year-old, whose world falls apart when he discovers family secrets. He finds out about his destiny as the son of Kal and his family connection with the mysterious Order of Twenty-four and the legendary stone called the Or’in of Tane. Aden has only just started fight training with his team mates when real trouble appears in the form of Chief Wako’s elite agents, determined to separate Aden Weaver’s head from his shoulders.

The Or’in of Tane is followed by Book Two, The Sasori Empire and Book Three, The Last Tree.

Recommended reading age: 9-13 or older.

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