Arken Freeth is a 14-year-old boy in the Lantish Military Academy. War has broken out with the Amarrat Empire. Arken and his classmates set off on their first training voyage as officers-to-be into waters previously controlled by the Lantish Sea Service, but now patrolled by the Tookans, pirate allies of the Amarrats.
Join Arken as he struggles to survive 13,000 years ago in the lost world of the Lantish Empire on the Western edge of the Circle Sea, now called the Atlantic Ocean. Arken is the only commoner in an academy for Royals, and to make matters worse, he is also part Neanderthal, a secret he must hide from the people of Lanth or he will be put to death.
Fun review from 10-year-old Sasha Greer
Arken Freeth is an amazing book that is written in such a way that you can look at it from anyone’s point of view and it will still make sense. The blend of story line and action is also amazing! If I rewrote this book, I wouldn’t change a thing!
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The book starts off when Arken Freeth attempts to graduate military academy by lifting a huge rock on to a huge pole. He is strong enough, but not tall enough. So he has to try at sword sparring. He passes by beating his archenemy Gart who of course then wants revenge (Embarrassing him, Killing him, etc. You know the usual.). In the Arken Freeth world, if you graduate the academy you go on SeaJourney which is someone’s first Journey at sea. Most of the rest of the book is about the adventure that Arken has on his SeaJourney
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In conclusion this is an amazing book. I look forward to reading the next 2 books in the series. I hope that after reading this review you will too.