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Monday, March 9, 2015

Review: The Last Arakad by Guillaume Wolf

The Last Arakad
by Guillaume Wolf
Series: The Last Arakad (#1)
Published by: Self-Published by Author
April 20th 2012
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
Rating: 3 Stars

**Warning: Mayor Spoiler Alert**

     This book is divided in three parts. The first part Maya and Thomas the main characters (brother and sister) are introduced and their situation. Their dad died in an accident. After his dead they start losing everything. Their mother starts drinking and then is diagnosed with cancer. And they are contacted by Uncle D, a friend of their father. When this things start to happen Uncle D makes them a deal. They move to Paris to work with him and he gets treatment for their mother. After they meet Uncle D he explains what the Arakad's are and that he wants to initiate them.

     Part two starts with a series of murders that affect Uncle D and the Arakad teachings. Here we are introduced to the Thaalung (you know there has to always be "the bad guys") what they do and what they want. Maya and Thomas are pushed to advance their training to help (although they don't know it yet) and forced to leave Uncle D's apartment. They are part of a prophecy and sought by the Thaalung who want to kill them (they were the ones who kill their father) to win the battle between good and evil. They go in search for the Old One and meet Markus. Then they suffer from a loss and Thomas rebels against Uncle D and his teachings. Because of it he goes to stay at Markus'. Mean while Uncle D goes to Egypt to find more info on the Thaalung and some things he's being missing about all this prophesy thing. While there he completes his training and becomes the Last Arakad Master and learns that Maya and Thomas are in danger. Back in Paris Maya goes to Markus' home to keep Thomas safe and discovers some weird things about Markus and his energy drink the "Nix Elixir" but it might be too late.

     On the third and final part of the book Maya and Uncle D are chased by the Thaalung. Maya is trained to fight Markus and in the process of finding herself and her center, she discovers her destiny.

     I liked this book's story. It was very motivating and heartfelt. In the mist of chaos and loss we still can find love where we least expect it.

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