Lina Winterbock loves exploring the hidden caves and tunnels in the mountain stronghold of Solace. Although she loves the mysterious artifacts she is apprenticed to study, Lina doesn’t fit in with the other archivists or apprentices. Instead, she explores by herself and finds a hidden treasure--a lost and forgotten airship buried in a sunken cavern.
With the Iron War currently raging, neutral Solace is filled with refugees seeking safety. In her exploring, Lina meets Ozben, a refugee with a secret of his own. Lina and Ozben become friends and share secrets. Later, those secrets lead them on adventures that may change the tide of the war. The Secrets of Solace is an adventure story set in an exciting new world. Although the story is a fantasy, Lina and Ozben’s friendship is very real. Readers may not relate to their experiences, but they will connect with the life lessons they experience.
Recommended ages--10 and up