rtaylorwardhttps://rtaylorward.wordpress.comR Taylor Ward is a Brisbane (Australian) based author of Young Adult fiction and an exciting literary find for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.
The Earth is warming, her resources are being depleted, and Ak-cra – a world under her oceans – is facing annihilation.
The apocalypse is rushing towards Ak-cra at an unrelenting pace.
When it arrives it will mean death to the millions who inhabit this ocean world.
Hidden, safe and undiscovered, for more than a thousand years, now their very existence is being threatened by a species of humanoids far inferior to their own.
Can two sixteeen-year-olds, the hybrid children of one Ak-carian and one human parent, travel to the surface of the Earth and save their ocean home?
Join Cerr and Sena as they first prove their worthiness on Ak-cra in a dangerous quest to harness the powers of the mystical Wisdom of the Eons, before they embark on a near impossible journey to the Earth’s surface where they face a life and death struggle to combat global warming.
Little do Cerr and Sena realise that before they can save Ak-cra they’ll have to save themselves!
“A spellbinding and magical journey tackling one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: global warming.'Ak-cra' will get children and adults alike talking about our planet's life” RTW
Albert Einstein: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
From my ‘author’s note’ at the beginning of Ak-cra
Ak-cra is a work of fiction; however, many of the key concepts are based on reality in the context of a world where entire species are lost forever and others cling perilously to survival before slipping from endangered to extinct. We, collectively and as individuals, have a say in the loss of these species.
Our actions have consequences for the planet and the creatures that share it with us—this is what Ak-cra aims to explore.
I am not a scientist and have no formal intellectual basis to be discussing the issues or merits of the global warming and climate change debate. But what I do have is the power of the pen, the power of imagination and storytelling, and hopefully the ability to inspire my readers to start thinking about the future of our planet.
From thought springs desire and my hope for Ak-cra is that its readers are inspired to embark on a quest for knowledge and a determination to find answers and solutions.
For some ‘very, very, very strange reason’ sometimes I see my reviews on Amazon and sometimes they ‘just disappear’ only to ‘re-appear’ at a later stage ………
Here is the latest reviews I could find. A big thank you to Ron Merrin and Kim ….. and YES, definitely a sequel coming.
And please, keep the reviews coming too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 10 August 2014
By Ron Merrin – This review is from: AK-CRA: (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed the book immensely. A great storyline with the characters being refreshingly aware of global issues that confront us all. The Kindle version is excellent value for money. There has to be a sequel!
5.0 out of 5 stars R Taylor Ward knows the meaning of “Cliff-hanger”! 5 August 2014
R Taylor Ward knows the meaning of “Cliff-hanger”! I was just getting into this book when it ended in serious suspense! I can’t wait to find out what will happen next! The world of Ak-cra is cleverly crafted and different to any other underwater world I’ve ever read about before. I love how bits and pieces of the civilisation are revealed throughout the story. The characters are strong and quirky like the CE Trio LOVE THEM! This is a great book to read with kids. My 9yo daughter loved the book specially the idea of aliens living in the ocean. It also sparked a conversation about climate change.