Arken Freeth and the Adventure of the Neanderthals

An award-winning epic fantasy adventure series for all ages

Welcome one and all to Arken Freeth’s home on the Web. Here you’ll learn all about the books in Author Alex Paul’s young adult book series featuring the incomparable main character, Arken Freeth.

SeaJourney just won the 2016 Dante Rossetti First Place Award!

SeaJourney, Book 1 in Alex Paul’s Arken Freeth Series, won First-In-SFF-Category in the 2016 Dante Rossetti Awards Young Adult Fiction Contest!

The Dante Rossetti Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Young Adult & New Adult Fiction. The Dante Rossetti Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions.

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SeaJourney, Book 1

Part Neanderthal, but raised as a human, Arken Freeth finds that he doesn’t fit in either world as he struggles to survive. Yet the very Neanderthal heritage that makes Arken an outsider gives him extraordinary strength and fighting skills. In order to survive and become the warrior he knows he can be, Arken must brave the dangers that lurk beneath the depths of the Circle Sea, the old Atlantic, as well as the Tookan pirates who roam its surface.


Shipwrecked, Book 2

Arken Freeth is swept up in the conflict when his Lantish Military Academy training ship is attacked by pirates and runs ashore. He and six classmates are the only survivors of the shipwreck and they struggle to live in a jungle filled with saber-tooth cats, dire wolves, mammoths, and mastodons.

The Toth Hunter

The Toth Hunter, Book 3

Neanderthal blood runs in Arken’s veins. His lineage gives him strength and makes him a powerful warrior, a warrior who can keep his friends safe. But he must use his strength wisely and keep his heritage a secret because it means certain death under the laws of Lanth.

Tookan Attack

Tookan Attack, Book 4

The Tookan Invasion involves Yolanta’s desperate attempt to recover the Necklace of Tol.

Arken Freeth Boxed Set

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Get the 4-Book Boxed Set of Arken Freeth!

SeaJourney is the first in a series of upper middle grade novels that center around Arken Freeth, a young officer in training in the Lanth Empire. It serves as an really interesting alternate history of the time before the fabled Great Flood, and how life thrived until the cataclysm that caused it. Michelle Gilmore

Reviewer, In Libris Veritas

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The Great Wedding, Book 5

Princess Sharmane marries Prince Dahl to unite the Kingdoms of Tolaria and Lanth but events turn against the best of intentions.

The Amarrat Invasion, Book 6

The Amarrat Invasion involves the Amarrats’ land invasion of Lanth.

The Sea of the Never Setting Sun, Book 7

In the Sea of the Never Setting Sun, despite tragedy and hardship, Arken finally attempts to find the mythical sea at the far North of the world where the sun never sets.

The Arken Freeth Series
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