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The Adventures of Anuk: The First Leap by Suzanne Mondoux

The fantastic adventures of Anuk and her friends.

As this amazing adventure story opens we are with Anuk, it is her sixteenth birthday and her life is about to change forever!

Adopted by Julea and Lucca, who are mammal beings, Anuk has had a wonderfully happy childhood, at the hostelry they run. However, on this, her birthday, she has been given a book of poems, and told that she must leave behind everything she holds dear, and follow her destiny back to her homeland the island of Roese.

You see Anuk is an Assisi Human, a very special being, half animal half human. What’s more, Assisi Humans have a very important responsibility, and this is to keep the harmony between the humans and the other beings.

As well as the book of poems, she also has around her neck two medallions with magical powers, there for her protection. The journey is a very scary prospects for one so young, however Anuk decides that she could be a protector, and so she takes up the mantle and her adventure begins.

Accompanying Anuk is Aye, a primate being, and two other beings, an owl called EagleOwl, and a golden brown furry animal being called Kinkajou.

From the beginning their path is hazardous, across fetid swamps, ruins, desolate areas and seas. Even in the beautiful partems (or lands) there are hidden dangers, however they are resolute in their determination to travel the dangerous route to Gibo, and then onwards to Roese Island.

Had they realised that perils they were to face, or the strange beings they would encounter, I am not sure they would have been brave enough to stay the course. However, they didn’t know that they were going to meet fairies, mermaids and many other creatures from myths, legends, and the author’s incredible imagination. Neither did they realise that they would be imprisoned by evil people, tested and deceived, or ride on a dragon’s back for that matter!

To go with them on this amazing adventure, discover if they did reach Roese Island, and what the future held for Anuk and her friends, you will have to read this wonderful book. I guarantee you, you will not be disappointed. Throughout it I was reminded very much of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, a classic and a childhood favourite of mine.

The author has woven two very clear messages into this story, the first reminding the reader of the devastation the human race has reeked on the earth, and the second is the strong message of the importance of kindness, acceptance of others unlike yourself, and living in harmony. After all there is a place for everyone, and thing, on this wonderful planet.

Young or old, anyone who loves to be transported into a magical world, where anything is possible and incredible creatures exist will love this book!

 

About the Author:

Suzanne Mondoux: A Nature’s Voice

Explorer, Environmental Professional, Author, Screenwriter, Playwright and Actor

French Canadian-born Suzanne Mondoux brings a unique and powerful skill set to the strenuous pursuit of shielding wildlife and the environment from ruthless forces.

Armed with various degrees including an MSc in Environment and Management, a Technical Degree in Renewable Resources – Fish, Wildlife and Recreation, Suzanne’s mission is clear; “I am passionate about the well-being of animals.” Author Mondoux ‘pays the bills’ as an environmentally-conscious mining manager. Her fascinating work in Mauritania, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, and Guinea included bonding with elephants and long tailed forest monkeys. Suzanne’s profound African connection inspired authorship. “I wrote my first book ‘How I Became a Dragon’, when I was in the Congo, and I chose the title because the tusks of elephants that are poached and killed for the ivory, mostly end up in China, where the heavy symbolism of the dragon is so prevalent in the Chinese culture.”

Mondoux’s 2015 destination is Yellowknife, land of the midnight sun. Here, just south of the Arctic, Suzanne Mondoux will write her third novel.

Her second novel ‘Tragedy of the Moth’ will soon be published.

Author’s Website:  https://suzannemondoux.wordpress.com/ 

About the Book: 

The Adventures of Anuk is an ecological story of an Assisi Human on a quest to save the world.

The First Leap – Despite her curious appearance as an Assisi Human, Anuk had a normal childhood and was happy living with her adopted parents in a faraway land where three suns pass in the sky overhead. She loved collecting yamagoos berries in the fields and helping her mother run the kitchen at their Inn. Then, on her sixteenth birthday, Anuk receives a summons by the messenger Aye who says it is time to return to faraway Roese Island. Though reluctant to leave her home and family, Anuk is assured by her parents that they always knew the time would come when she must leave and fulfill her destiny as an Assisi.

Two oddly unfamiliar looking non-human Beings, EagleOwl and Kinkajou arrive to escort Aye and Anuk, because the journey ahead will be arduous and fraught with danger. They will have to cross a great sea and pass through many partems, as the lands are called there. Some of these are barren regions of devastation and waste. Others are lush paradises that are not quite as they seem, for their spectacular beauty conceals lethal secrets. Anuk realizes that, even if she should survive these hazards, she has no idea what awaits her at the end of the journey.

When young Anuk embarks on this enthralling adventure, she discovers the world beyond her parents’ inn is far more fantastic and dangerous than she could have imagined.

Available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Anuk-First-Leap/dp/1772161195/ref...

and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Anuk-First-Leap-ebook/dp/B07B9XTC...

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