Akarnae: Book One: The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni
EMBRACE THE WONDER.
With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings’ world changes – literally.
Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities.
Desperate to return home, she learns that only a man named Professor Marselle can help her… but he’s missing.
While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own, but strange things are happening at Akarnae, and Alex can’t ignore her fear that something unexpected… something sinister… is looming.
An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex’s shoulders bear the crushing weight of an entire race’s survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?
Will Alex risk her entire world – and maybe even her life – to save Medora?
Emerging dream-weaver Lynette Noni offers a fresh approach to the popular YA fantasy genre. With a recent YA focus on brutal dystopias, this narrative is full of youthful surprise yet offers difficult physical challenges, emotional consequences and magical foundations alongside a protagonist who has to work hard to realise her inner strengths. Adolescents embarking on their own overwhelming transitions – starting high school, completing studies or entering the work force – will easily relate to Alex and the tough decisions she has to make.
“Lynette Noni is a master at her craft. THE MEDORAN CHRONICLES have richly developed characters, superb world-building that makes you feel like you’re actually there, and stories that pack a punch, full of emotion and thrills. Highly recommended!” — James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner series
“Lynette Noni is a marvellous and inventive storyteller, whose books are absolutely impossible to put down. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!” — Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Book 1 in the bestselling YA fantasy series, The Medoran Chronicles.
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