New YA novel about courage and acceptance by award-winning Canadian author much-needed in our times
Andrew Kooman's Ten Silver Coins: The Battle for Acchora here in time for Christmas
Described in early reviews as "a rich, adventurous tale," the new novel picks up right where Book One left off, as the young heroine Jill Strong escapes with the mysterious Drylings from their hiding place in a once dormant volcano into the land of Acchora.
"We live in very unique times and I believe that more than ever we need courage in our world," says Kooman. The Battle for Acchora is about one young girl's need to have courage and how she finds a way to be brave and to thrive despite adversity."
Central to the story are two new characters in the series—Juup and Trill—a brother and sister that Jill Strong befriends. The two siblings are treated as outcasts by the Dryling nation Jill so admires, which creates a surprising struggle not only within Jill but in the fight for Acchora.
"Readers who like thrills and adventure will enjoy the series as will audiences who seek uplifting and meaningful content" notes Kooman. "This is a book series that children of all ages and the young at heart will love."
Available in time for Christmas,Ten Silver Coins: The Battle for Acchora is perfect for families, readers' groups and book clubs that enjoy talking about adventure, the meaning of life, and what it means to be courageous in the world.
Kooman returned to the series after diversions into other creative pursuits, including stage plays that saw his work appear off-Broadway, tour Canada, and helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.
Between writing Books One and Two in the Ten Silver Coins series, Kooman also wrote and produced his first feature film, the Canadian-made She Has A Name which has garnered acclaim and awards around the world.
Audiences can read an excerpt of the first three chapters for free and purchase the book on Kooman's website (www.andrewkooman.com (http://www.andrewkooman.com)).
Ten Silver Coins: The Battle for Acchora is also available on Amazon (https://amzn.to/
About Andrew Kooman - Andrew Kooman is an award-winning writer and producer with a Master of Arts degree in English from Western University. His critically acclaimed work has been produced around the world and translated into more than 10 languages. A co-owner of the production company Unveil Studios, Andrew writers for the page stage and screen.