The Orca's Song (Astral Legacies) by Volke Gordon

The Orca's Song (Astral Legacies)

Written by Volke Gordon
Part of the Astral Legacies Series

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Astral Legacies is an awesomely clever internet-linked adventure series that boys and girls of 7+ (and adults for that matter) will love. Readers can join in the quest in each book by searching for the hidden GPS locations on satellite mapping websites such as and By using the names of the discovered locations readers will be able to solve the puzzle at the end of each book revealing the location of seven artefacts that make up the Astral Legacies. As soon as that hidden location is submitted to it will unlock the thrilling climax to each story.

The first two books in the series have now been published – The Orca’s Song and The Tigers’ Secret. In each book, a child together with the help of an animal species, is tasked to find an Astral Legacy, with the future of the human race at stake.

The Orca’s Song will reveal the North American Legacy. With your help, Marshall, guided by orcas needs to solve the puzzle and reveal the location of one of the astral legacies.

The Tiger’s Secret will reveal the Asian Legacy if you the reader can solve the challenge faced by Asha and the tigers before it’s too late.


The Orca's Song (Astral Legacies) by Volke Gordon

Guided by Orcas, Marshall must journey across North America to save the world. Readers can join his quest by following GPS coordinates in the book and solving the final puzzle to reveal the location of the first Legacy. Readers access to submit the hidden location and unlock the final chapter.

The Astral Legacies - Aliens have returned to Earth to take back the Astral Legacies – the seven missing components of their ancestor’s power source – or they will exterminate the human race. Seven young people have been given the task of finding the missing artefacts which are scattered across North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australasia and the Poles. To aid them on their quest, each child will be given help by a different animal species.

About the Author

Gordon Volke is a published author and an editor of children's books. Some of Volke's published credits include Funky Farm (Jiggle Glow Eyes), Our Planet: Answers to Questions About Our Wonderful World (Know How Know Why), Dizzy Dinos, and Crazy Cars.

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144 pages


Volke Gordon
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Quest an imprint of Top That! Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st September 2009




Publisher Profile

Quest an imprint of Top That! Publishing PLC is an imprint of Top That! Publishing PLC


Top That! Publishing is an award-winning, independent children’s publishing company, world-renowned for producing exciting books that foster creativity and imagination and promote child development. From timeless storybooks and activity titles to Internet-linked adventure stories, all Top That! books are designed to introduce a special kind of learning and magic into the lives of children.

Our preschool books embrace early learning concepts, such as counting and colours, recognition and recall. Talented authors and artists, both new and established, coupled with clever formats ensure that each book is a tactile and visual feast, designed with timeless family appeal.

All of our 3+ books are inventive and inspiring, designed to challenge and stimulate young minds. Patented formats, reference books, multi-media titles, licensed brands, interactive magnetic books, and series that are designed to complement the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies are just some of the formats on offer.

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