Uriak is a normal boy, attending a normal Kenyan high school, with the normal distractions and anxieties every teenager faces. Until, that is, his father drops him off at the Kalanak Academy, a remote school in the mountains north of Nairobi. Uriak is furious and resentful, given no explanation for the abrupt uprooting of his life. Things take a serious turn when Uriak is bitten by the school's principal, and he experiences some terrifying results.
Uriak now finds himself with an incredible gift. But with that gift come consequences. When his people, the Iru tribe, are threatened with annihilation, Uriak must step up and use his new gift to defeat a ruthless enemy. Kalanak Academy is a bold African fantasy that pulls the unsuspecting reader into a kaleidoscopic adventure. Interwoven with humour, suspense, secrets and enigmatic plot twists, this is a story that cannot fail to captivate the imagination.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-249-9
Pages : 412
Size : 156x234
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Edwin Kairu was born and raised in rural Kenya. Growing up, he was fascinated by African stories and later took a keen interest in fantasy novels. As a lover of fantasy, he realised that there were very few African stories in the genre. It was then that he decided to write Kalanak Academy, an African fantasy novel. Kalanak Academy is Edwin Kairu's first book.