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With a treacherous ice journey behind them and Long's health restored, Mai, Akra and Kalin must now find the falcon guard called Tupuck. 




He is the only one who has the answers Akra now seeks. 


Without knowing, the children enter the firerulers’ city right on the brink of a terrible civil war, spurred by slavery and fuelled by sorcery.

About The Author

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Vacen Taylor is a children’s author with a portfolio of screenwriting and stage play achievements.  


A selection of her poetry has been published in Art and Literature Journals. One of her plays was selected to be part of the Playwrights Program 2017 and then directed and performed as a performance reading at HOTA (previously the Gold Coast Arts Centre).  


Her feature film script received a special commendation for Best Unproduced Screenplay titled Grandfathers at the British Independent Film Festival in 2018.    


Her TV pilot for a series (teleplay) was selected as a semi-finalist in the Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition in Los Angeles, CA. This pilot was listed in the top 50 for the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition in 2018. In 2019 the Catch pilot was listed as a quarterfinalist in the Big Break Screenwriting Contest.    


She facilitated panels for artists at OZ Comic-Con in 2017-2019 on mental health, happiness and creative resilience.   


What else does she do? 


Vacen is also a creative workshop facilitator and proficient in, teaching, speaking and concept creation. Guest Speaker. Workshop Presenter. Creative Panel Facilitator. Mentor. Support Worker.

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