Legends of Orkney – Review

“A single act of bravery can change rust to gold.”


The very first books I got to review from an author was the Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams. So, huge thank you for sending me your books to read and review- even though I didn’t have many followers at the time! 

When I was younger, there was this series of books that I found fascinating. Although I can’t remember the name of the series, these two books brought me back to them. 

I found both of the books to have have a good reading pace, as well as the writing style to be nice. 

The characters were all interesting, human and not. There weren’t really any dull parts in either of the books. In fact, once I finished The Red Sun, I was glad that there was a second book. 

In both books there was no shortage of imagery. Which is great, especially for this genre. 

And how about the cover art? It is so cute! It also has a soft texture. Personally, I think that having a nice cover totally adds to the appeal to a book. 



Sam Baron is about to get the shock of his life. His substitute English teacher claims to have turned his old teacher into a lizard. But that’s not the weirdest thing to happen: Sam’s life turns upside down when a strange dwarf named Rego arrives and claims Sam 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. But when he arrives, he discovers an ancient curse has turned the sun a poisonous red and threatens to destroy the land. With only a young witch girl to guide him, Sam must choose between saving his friends or stopping the red sun from consuming the land.

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 fact that Alane Adams also wrote Legends of Orkney for her son, makes the book even cooler. I mean, how cool is it that someone wrote a book especially for you? 




Sam Baron just freed Orkney from the ravages of the Red Sun―but now, imprisoned by Catriona, leader of the Volgrim Witches, Sam finds the darker side of his half-god, half-witch heritage released, and he fears he might destroy what he saved. Unable to resist the witches’ enchantments, Sam has become their most potent weapon, and is leading an army of monstrous men against Skara Brae.

Sam’s only hope for salvation lies with his three best friends and a mystical artifact known as the Moon Pearl. Keely travels north in search of the pearl, while Howie prepares for the gathering onslaught. Leo seeks a powerful artifact in the underworld, and faces an ancient evil that could be an even greater threat than Catriona and her cronies.

As Sam’s friends rush to save him, other forces are at work in Orkney’s shadows―forces that could help free Sam, or condemn him to the darkness forever.


All in all, I give these books nine out of ten. I definitely liked the books. 

These books are written for the middle grade age, but are definitely a cute read for people that are older. 


– The Girl In The Red Lipstick –

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