Audiobook of award-winning novel ‘The Red Sun’ released

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SparkPress Audio of Orange, Calif., has  announced the audiobook release of the award-winning novel The Red Sun by Alane Adams, read by Karan Brar, actor on Disney’s “Jessie” and “Bunk’d.”

Karan Brar commented on the middle grade fantasy novel, “The Red Sun is a roller coaster ride of adventure, Norse mythology, magic and mayhem. Between Sam facing awesome villains in the magical realm of Orkney to teachers turning into lizards, I had the best time doing the voiceover for the audiobook. Don’t miss out on this terrific story!”

Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and The Chronicles of Narnia, The Red Sun is the first in the award-winning fantasy series Legends of Orkney™ by Alane Adams. Sam Baron’s life turns upside down when a strange dwarf named Rego arrives at his Oregon home and claims he is from a magical realm called Orkney. When his friends are taken prisoner, Sam embarks on a journey to Orkney through a stonefire to rescue them. Drawing on Norse mythology, The Red Sun follows Sam’s journey to uncover the truth about his past. To save his friends and Orkney, Sam will have to overcome the simmering anger inside of him; channel his growing magical powers; and find a way to forgive the father who left him behind. The second book in the series, Kalifus Rising, is publishing September 2016

Mix engineer Wouter Van Herwerden recorded the audiobook at Margarita Mix Hollywood. It was directed byAlane Adams, with editing and post-production completed by Ryan Coursey.

Alane Adams is a social entrepreneur, philanthropist, professor, award-winning author and an avid literacy advocate. After spending decades balancing budgets for the family business, she founded the Rise Up Foundation focusing on global poverty issues and particularly their effect on children. A Masters Degree in Diplomacy and several field visits with UNICEF later, Alane witnessed firsthand the importance of education and literacy in the battle to end extreme poverty and shifted the focus of her foundation to improving and supporting literacy efforts. Her passion for literacy and children came together when her 12-year-old son Alex challenged her to write a book he could read. The Legends of Orkney book series was born and she hasn’t stopped writing since. The Red Sun and Kalifus Rising are the first two books in her Legends of Orkney middle grade book series. In 2015, Alane teamed up with Artifact Technologies to create BattleKasters, a live-action adventure mobile game based on the Legends of Orkney book series. In addition, Alane created an award winning picture book series, which includes: The Coal Thief, The Egg Thief and The Santa Thief.

She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the International Reading Association, The Literacy Research Association, and the California Reading Association. PRNewswire

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