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"From the first word, Taylor delivers a fresh, vibrant tale of two different worlds."
"An imaginative journey that is that is much of an adventure for the reader as it is for Neiko."
"A great middle school or read to me book with tons of adventure and characters."
"Neiko's Five Land Adventure is a gripping young adult fantasy tale. You get an exceptional feel for the protagonist, Neiko, as you travel through the rich worlds between reality and imaginary (well not really imaginary as Neiko soon finds out!) alongside her and her cohorts (I particularly liked Quickstrike)"
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- File Size : 4875 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B01E2RUGL4
- Publication Date : April 14, 2016
- Print Length : 405 pages
- Publisher : Soaring Eagle Books; 1st Edition (April 14, 2016)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1943326010
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,338,991 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Take a moment and think back to your childhood bedroom. Recall your favorite toys, the ones you played with the most and the ones that caused you some discomfort in the dark. Now imagine your bedroom transformed into a fantasy land were you were called upon to battle for the good and defeat evil between reality and imaginary. What if you found out those imaginary worlds and the people/creatures in it were real and you became trapped there? Some things you imagined were incorrect. What would you do?
Neiko’s has one foot in reality and the other where she is Captain Neiko Kidd, commanding officer of the Desert Storm Falcons a hidden world that coexists with the known one. These woodland warriors battle with the Crackedskulls and it has to be done before supper.
I always like to share a quote from each book that I review, not to spoil, but to engage. Now imagine yourself back as a teen trying to communicate with your mom and see if it would go something like this:
“Well, here goes nothing,” said Neiko as she walked down the hall. She was trying to measure up what to say to her mother about what happened. She sat down at the table and waited for her mom to hand her dinner. They prayed, and after they finished, Neiko began eating.
“I wonder where your daddy is,” her mom said, trying to break the silence.
“I don’t know, probably got held up at LP again,” Neiko replied with a mouth full of cabbage.
“Is there something on your mind? You’re awfully quiet.”
“Yeah, um—did you hear anything strange—like in my room... like metal hitting the wall or something?”
“I was just wondering because a couple of strange things happened a few minutes ago.”
“Well—like...um—I was playing with Ramses, and when he hit the wall he clanged, and then I tried to bring him in the toy box; I missed, and he hit the side and said ‘Ow’.”
“Who is Ramses?”
“One of my toys—the guy with the shiny armor.”
“Amanda,” she groaned in an aggravated manner, then said gently, “Oh—yeah— well... that’s nice, dear.”
“Mom, I ain’t makin’ this up. It really happened.”
“That’s really using your imagination. Did this happen during a battle?”
“No! This wasn’t pretend—this was real. Like in real life,” Neiko stammered.
“Oh, well, that’s a really nice joke—”
“I’m not joking—and I haven’t even laughed about it. If I was joking, then I would be laughing my head off.”
“Has he ever done this before?” “No.”
“Did he come with any special real-life sounds or anything?”
“No, he was just a plain toy. I’ve had him for a long time, and I’ve played with him a million times, and it’s never happened before—never mind, let’s talk about something else.”
The question begs to be answered, would your Mom believe you? What if your real or imaginary friends reveled in the fact that your Mom just didn’t understand.
I encourage teens and young adults to read ‘Neiko's Five Land Adventure’ and learn from a peer that you must have courage and the strength to face the odds and fight for what you believe. Teens will enjoy this book and perhaps it will encourage them to write about their toys and action figures that seem to at times, take on a life of their own.
This book was winner of the ‘2012 Indie Reader Approved Award’ and this book was nominated as "A Great Book for Kids" by fantasy and science fiction reviewer CC Cole
Author A. K. Taylor created the Map of Hawote/Georgia and the Map of Qari and has been writing and drawing since the age of sixteen. She worked with another artist to create the 23 black and white photos that help bring the story to life IN THE Sixty-five chapters. There are also letters and an amazing log titled “Neiko’s Log” at the end of this book which details, people, places and events. This log will help young readers as this series continues.
For parents: The author grew up in the backwoods of Georgia where she learned hunting and fishing, beekeeping, gardening, archery, shooting, hiking, and has various collections. She has her degree from University of Georgia with a biology degree. I think she is a good role model for teens and young adults.
Theodocia McLean endorses Neiko's Five Land Adventure (The Neiko Adventure Saga Book 1) by A. K. Taylor and encourage teens and young adults to read Neiko's Five Land Adventure (Book One), Escape from Ancient Egypt (Book Two), The Newbie Author's Survival Guide and her latest book title Bloody Klondike Gold. I purchased and reviewed this book from a Kindle format. This review was completed on October 20, 2016.
Neiko's Five Land Adventure (The Neiko Adventure Saga Book 1)
A teenage girl from Loganville, Georgia is known as Amanda Hawk. In this world that is; in Qari she is known as Captain Neiko Kidd. Her and her group, the Desert Storm Falcons, battle against their archenemies - the Crackedskulls. The feud runs deep as these two tribes battle. Raven and Bloodhawk, the leaders of the Crackskulls, are determined to eliminate Neiko. With her out of the way they can rule the remaining lands.
What do they have in store for Neiko? How will she defeat their evil plan? Who can she trust?
From the first word, A.K. Taylor delivers a fresh, vibrant tale of two different worlds. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not to be absorbed into Neiko's trials and adventures. The more you read the further you get sucked into the Five Land.
The strength of "Neiko's Five Land Adventure" lies in the simplistic approach and ease of storytelling. The characters are endearing, easy to connect with, and can be related too. This novel is for those who enjoy the smooth pace, action and thrills of a fantasy adventure.
Author A.K. Taylor's debut novel is sure to capture the imagination of young readers. This is an ideal book to ignite a pre-teen or teenager's passion for reading.
Amanda Hawk is an eighteen year old girl from Loganville, Georgia who becomes brave warrior Captain Neiko Kidd in the make-believe land of Quari, where she leads her action figures against the evil Crackedskulls. Amanda takes on the mission of saving her hidden world despite meeting opposition from Raven and Bloodhawk, her mortal enemies.
a girl who lives, the world of average people and the world of native inhabitants of the American continent, Indians.
The dialogue between the characters is quite believable, and the descriptions of the two worlds in which Amanda inhabits--Loganville and Quari--are quite detailed. While Neiko's Five Land Adventure is classified in the YA genre, the introduction of mythical and historical characters--including Genghis Khan and Ramses--add more edge to the plot, making it an interesting read for adults.
Taylor weaves a great tale of honor, strength and how belief in one's self will pull you through. Neiko's Five Land Adventure is a wonderful coming of age story and a fantastical twist to the childhood game of Cowboys and Indians.
Reviewed by Juliet C. Obodo for IndieReader