Rafen (the Fledgling Account Book 1)
New Zealand author
Sorry, title is now out of print.
This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.
... view full title details below.
Full details for this title
Description of this Book
When Rafen was four, the Tarhians branded him with three little numbers: 237. King Talmon of Tarhia forced Rafen to work in the coal mine with his other slaves. Yet at twelve, Rafen is desperate to escape and find the phoenix feather he has dreamed about for so long. However, even if he does leave Tarhia, will he ever know what true freedom is? For Rafen's name links him to a legendary figure, and the sorcerer the Lashki Mirah means to kill him for it.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
There are no reviews for this title.
Born in 1993 in Christchurch, Y. K. Willemse wanted to be an author ever since she was six years of age. At ten, she started writing her first book. This manuscript went through numerous rewrites until Tina Shaw assessed it when Willemse was seventeen. Pontas International Literary and Film Agency (current agency of Alan Duff and Susan Abulhawa) signed Yvette for a period of two years when she was just eighteen. Two weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Permuted Press bought the rights to the first four books of The Fledgling Account series. This year marks the release of those YA novels. Rafen is at last available for purchase.
Willemse was a finalist in New Zealand's Re-Draft competition, 2009. Additionally, she was top student in Massey University's distance component of Editing and Publishing, 2012; and she was a finalist in the Innovation category of the Waikato Recognyz Youth Awards, 2013. Tina Shaw has described Y. K. Willemse's debut novel Rafen as "an exciting fantasy story for older children and young adults. It contains elements which I think this age group will enjoy reading about - the dismal coal mines worked by children, from which Rafen escapes; a spunky princess; an evil enemy; sorcery and magic... really well written, with excellent descriptive passages and strong characters."
Currently residing in the Waikato, Willemse is a devout Christian. She also works as a singing and piano teacher at two different schools and two different studios.