Illustrations: Cover art by Simon Kingi. Pen and ink illustrations by Yvette Carol.
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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Auckland author Yvette Carol’s enduring love of mythology and fantasy fiction for children inspired her to write her novels, The Or’in of Tane, The Sasori Empire, and The Last Tree in the trilogy, The Chronicles of Aden Weaver.
Find out more about Yvette and how to contact her on her author profile.