Iora & the quest of five by the promising young author Arefa Tehsin is an enchanting tale of little Iora’s adventure with friend beetle the agogwe and foe owlus to save her father and the enchanted forest from impending doom. The imaginative narrative and enchanting characters leave you mesmerized and yearning to explore the world and ways of the mysterious rainforest.
A simple storyline coupled with awe inspiring characters such as the endearing Okapis, the rogue thorn worm, ghosts of yellow leaves, the quaint butterfly ‘silver sparks’, healer Eelu and countless others paint a charming picture. Iora’s quest for the five angels is akin to the five elements of nature maintaining the delicate balance of life in the rainforest. Arefa weaves the underlying message of conservation and living in harmony with nature very effectively into the story.
The writing style and the gripping pace of the book bring to life each character and setting allowing the reader to literally feel the sounds and smells of an enchanting world created by the author. The book meant for young adults will capture the imagination of children and adults alike. The beautiful cover and interesting fonts used along with the twirling vines at the beginning of each chapter adds a distinctive character to the book.
Hopefully the enthralling characters and narratives will invoke a sense of curiosity in today’s city bred young generation to explore and understand the world of flora & fauna. Arefa Tehsin’s book leaves the readers wanting to explore more such captivating adventures.
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