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Aria & Liam in The Cursed Empress
The Cursed Empress, Aria & Liam middle-grade book series

The Cursed Empress

In the midst of a fierce sailing competition, Aria and Liam unexpectedly find themselves drawn into a mysterious crystal cave. Suddenly, they’re faced with a seemingly impossible task: lifting a curse that has befallen the Empress of Atlantis. As they strive to uncover the truth behind the curse and outsmart the dark force threatening Atlantis, Aria and Liam must navigate treacherous waters, dodge bizarre scientific experiments, and encounter long-extinct creatures with a knack for mischief.

Will they unlock the enigma and outsmart the dark force threatening Atlantis? Can they avert the cataclysm prophesied by Plato and restore harmony to this wondrous realm? But perhaps the most significant challenge lies in winning over the hearts and minds of the island’s inhabitants, convincing them of their pure intentions.

Amidst the heart-pounding thrills and extraordinary discoveries, Aria and Liam’s infectious humor and unwavering friendship shine through. Their misadventures will have you laughing out loud and holding your breath in equal measure.

It’s a rollercoaster ride filled with non-stop surprises, perfect for adventurous kids aged 8 to 12.

You know what? This adventure taught me so much! I mean, I totally love dogs, but that's not even the best part. It's like, some people can get scared when you're not exactly like them. At first, they treated us kinda cold because we were, like, so different, and they couldn't really understand us, so they got all suspicious. But guess what? We showed them what we're made of, and they finally realized our differences weren't, like, scary or anything. And then, boom! They were all friendly and nice again! It's just like, people need time to understand each other, you know?


The biggest thing I learned from this whole adventure is to never lose faith in ourselves! There was this moment when I was about to give up, but thanks to Liam's super motivating speech (seriously, it was awesome!), I found the strength to keep going. I was almost losing confidence in our ability to succeed, and that would've totally made us fail for sure! But hey, we believed in ourselves, and that made all the difference!

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  • Mythological city: Atlantis
  • ISBN: 978-1-959814-08-5
  • Reading age: 8-12 years old

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