Garkain (The Uluru Legacy #1) by Anna J. Walner Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

A young woman searching for her birth parents discovers she comes from a truly shocking lineage, and must come face to face with a history and secret that will tie into her ultimate fate in author Anna J. Walner’s “Garkain”, the first in the ULURU LEGACY series.


The Synopsis

Amelia was dropped at a hospital in Houston 25 years ago. After searching for her biological family for years she receives a vague text: “It’s time for you to come home, we need you, the Colony needs you.”

The Colony is a secret society in the Outback of Australia, driven from Europe in 1788 to the prison colony of New Holland to begin anew. Her mother is Garkain, her father Larougo. Two different bloodlines, two different societies. One Vampire, one Werewolf. Given away instead of killed, she’s being called home for a purpose.

She’ll agree to things she thought she never would, become things she never thought existed, and agree to a bargain that will change the Colony forever.

The vampire rule book has changed in this imaginative series that defies expectations. Blending worlds together as a delicious escape in a new and unique way.

Welcome to your new obsession.

The Review

What a unique and original take on the urban paranormal genre of YA Fantasy. The way the author elevates and changes the mythology of vampires, werewolves, and the paranormal overall was inspired to say the least. The mythos balanced out the incredible setting of Australia in this novel, a setting not often seen in a YA Fantasy series. 

The novel itself is very character-driven. The focus on Amelia is evident from the start, slowly introducing her evolution from a self-reliant young woman searching for answers to a powerful paranormal leader in the making. Her relationships with characters like Roan and her mother really elevate the narrative, drawing the reader in as Amelia serves as the eyes and ears of the reader themselves, exploring this fascinating world first-hand. 

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The Verdict

A memorable, engaging, and iconic first novel in a brand new YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy series, author Anna J. Walner’s “Garkain” is a must-read novel for fans of paranormal storytelling YA genre is known for, but with a twist. The updated mythos of vampires, werewolves, and everything in-between makes this story shine, and the characters really keep the reader invested in this evolving narrative. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Anna is the author of two fantasy series, The Enrovia Series, and The Uluru Legacy. She is the author of five books, which range from fantasy to memoir.

A mother and a published author, she finds time for her passion in the evenings. Growing up as an introvert she gravitated to the classics, and fantastic worlds as a means of escape.

Over time the urge to create her own stories took control.


2 thoughts on “Garkain (The Uluru Legacy #1) by Anna J. Walner Review

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