The epic second book in the action-packed and empowering middle-grade superhero series. Perfect for 8+ fans of Percy Jackson, Amari and the Night Brothers and Black Panther. Soon to be a feature film with a major streamer!
Power bursts through my body, and I gasp as my hair shoots out like an avenging sword. It slashes a line through the wooden decking of the walkway. With a deafening crack, the wood breaks apart, splintering with the force of the impact.
Having uncovered head teacher Dr DÃ²yÃnbÃ³’s hidden agenda behind the Academy of the Sun, Onyeka and her friends are on the run. But they’ve got bigger problems to worry about – they desperately need to find a way to restore NiyÃ’s Ike superpower and they need to locate Onyeka’s missing parents.
When their last safe house is uncovered, Onyeka turns to the only potential allies they have left; the Rogues, a group of rebels that have been trying to expose Dr DÃ²yÃnbÃ³’s lies for years. Joining forces, will the two groups be able to defeat their shared nemesis, or is there a new danger on the horizon for the Solari?
Praise forÂ Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun:
‘Exhilarating and original, Onyeka is the superhero you’ve been waiting for.’Â Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author ofÂ The Girl of Ink and Stars
‘Brilliant characters, action-packed plot, heartfelt themes of identity, family and friendship. A DAZZLING story about finding your power.’Â Sophie Anderson, author ofÂ The House with Chicken Legs
‘An incredible story that reinvents the concept of a school for magical kids. So inspiring and creatively original.’Â L. D. Lapinski, author ofÂ The Strangeworlds Travel Agency
‘Fast-paced, action-packed and empowering. T?lÃ¡ Okogwu’s storytelling shines so bright you’ll want the next instalment immediately.’Â A. F. Steadman, author ofÂ Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
‘An inspiring, original and exciting roller coaster of a book.’Â Katie Tsang, co-author ofÂ Dragon Mountain
‘A rich and gripping story of discovering that your greatest power can come from within. I loved it!’Â Lisa Thompson, author ofÂ The Goldfish Boy
‘Brilliant, witty writing and spot-on characterisation.’Â Louie Stowell, author ofÂ Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good
‘A thrilling, magical page-turner. Children will fall in love with this story.’Â Jenny McLachlan, author ofÂ The Land of Roar
‘Wildly fun and a huge breath of invigorating fresh air.’Â Sam Copeland, author ofÂ Charlie Changes Into a Chicken
‘A thrilling, action-packed adventure full of heart. Onyeka is sure to be everyone’s new favourite superhero.’Â Hannah Gold, author ofÂ The Last Bear