PHOENIX RISING - Book 1: Orphans and Oracles
"This time you can save someone."
As a thirteen-year-old boy it's not easy finding out that you were adopted. It's even tougher when you learn that your birth parents were murdered, and it becomes frankly impossible when your adoptive parents are also murdered a few hours later.
After that, discovering that you've been spied on your entire life by an international organisation called Daedalus, getting attacked by werewolves and shapeshifters, learning that you have a blind manipulative twin brother and a connection to a carefree girl with all the survival instincts of a lemming, finding out that the three of you have special powers and that this is why people want to see you dead... well, there's a limit to how shocked you can continue to be.
With the bodies continuing to pile up, though, it's definitely tricky to stop being worried. Still, at least Karlos can rely on the mysterious Oracle and his predictions about the future.
After all, there must be somebody who hasn't lied to him, right?
Reading age: 12 years+
Length: 282 pages
A world of mystery and intrigue with a nail-bitingly captivating story driven by charismatic three-dimensional characters that feel very much alive - no matter which side they're on! - Fall Sibris
A story filled with pure excitement, interesting characters and spiced up with the right amount of fantasy and mystery. - Lia Padilha
A real page turner of a book which I found difficult to put down as I desperately read on to find out what was going to happen next to Karlos and his friends. - Patricia Rimmer
Karlos, Matt and Lorna are some of the best written child protagonists I have had the pleasure of reading - I look forward to accompanying them on their journey in future instalments! - Rodrigo Roman