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Akea – The Power of Destiny

Akea is born into a family of sled dogs and a life that follows a predictable path, but from the day she first sees the lone wolf, Kazakh, Akea knows her future lies beyond the safety of her home. Kazakh is well aware of Akea's destiny and the pack laws he will break to help her reach it. Regardless of the challenges ahead, he must make sure this young husky will be ready, even if it means his life.

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From Chapter 2 and takes place just after Akea's father has been attacked by the lone wolf.
That night Akea couldn't sleep, so she lay there with the day’s events playing over and over in her mind.  If only she could make sense of it all.  She understood one thing though - the moment the wolf looked into her eyes, she had felt something awaken deep inside that had only stirred before; she felt like a wolf.  Not quite knowing why, she quietly left the shed and ran towards the forest.  It was gloomy and dark, but Akea pressed on until she reached a clearing. Stopping in the middle, she raised her head up at the full moon and howled; a long wolf like howl.  Almost immediately her call was answered, from right behind her.  She turned quickly and there stood the lone wolf.
"Looking for me young volk?" he said.
"Who are you?" she demanded.
"I am Kazakh, the nomad. You were very brave to come to me young volk, but I knew that you would someday."
"My name is Akea!" she grumbled.  "How did you know that I would come here?"
"My dear Akea; I know most things," he sniggered as he took a step towards her.  Akea began to feel a little uncomfortable.  Perhaps it had not been a good idea to come after all.
"I must go back before I'm missed," she said nervously.
"You must stay my young Eacnung," he said as he stepped in front of her.  "It is time for you to find your inner wolf.  I will teach you."
"Eacnung!" she spluttered - that was her mother's name, and it meant 'bearer of children’.  "You are too forward for your own good Kazakh.  Besides, I cannot go anywhere while my father is injured and you are to blame for that."
Even though this wolf had attacked her father, a large part of her wanted to stay.  She wanted to ask him why he had done it, but somehow she felt that now was not the time; she was so confused.
"I am going back," she said firmly.  "But when I am ready, I will call to you Kazakh." And with that she turned and headed home, leaving Kazakh alone in the forest.  As she made her way home, she thought about what he had called her - Eacnung.  Was he, in his own way, admitting his affection for her or was there more to it than that?   She couldn't believe that she was prepared to leave her family to find out.  She paused outside the shed, hoping that she hadn't been missed.  Her mother would be furious if she found out where she had been, and she wasn’t sure if her beloved sister would be able to keep such a great secret.  Then there was her father; had he survived the wolf attack?  There was only one way to find out, so with a deep breath she crept back into the shed.

Author Bio
 Elizabeth Jade was born in North Yorkshire, England, in 1998 and moved with her family to Wellington when she was very young. Her early schooling did not go smoothly and she began home schooling at the age of 7. She stumbled into writing at the age of fourteen when she began to struggle with depression and anxiety, and quickly found her story ideas pouring out faster than she could get them onto paper. It wasn’t until the age of eighteen that she realised her struggles in school had been due to Aspergers Syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder). She has always had a passion for animals and has volunteered at various animal rescues, so it seemed only natural that her stories would revolve around them. 

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