"Lina Winterbock is hiding an unimaginable secret deep in a mountain tunnel underneath her mountain home of Ortana. Set in the same magical world of Solace as the author's first book, The Mark of the Dragonfly, The Secrets of Solace has different characters and can be read independently. Although Lina thinks she is removed from the Iron War that is raging, when she meets a mysterious boy named Ozben, everything changes. This exciting book is filled with wonderful characters who show great courage in trying to bring their secret back to its rightful home. Amazing adventures plus caring characters make this a book readers will always remember." --Barbara— From Barbara's Staff Recommendations
From the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly comes another magical and thrilling tale that takes readers on an exciting new adventure. Perfect for fans of Wrinkle in Time Lina Winterbock lives in the mountain strongholds of Solace. She's an apprentice to the archivists and should be spending her days with books, but the Iron War has changed everything--it's too chaotic to study. The strongholds are now a refuge, so instead of learning about how to preserve the objects that mysteriously fall from the sky, she whiles away her time exploring the hidden tunnels and passages of her home.
And in one of the forgotten chambers, Lina discovers a secret. Hidden deep in a cavern is a half-buried airship like nothing she has ever seen before.
Then she meets Ozben, a mysterious boy who has a secret of his own--a secret that's so dangerous it could change the course of the Iron War and the world of Solace forever. Praise for Jaleigh Johnson's The Secrets of Solace ★ "Highly recommended for those who have finished with Harry and are too young for Katniss." --SLJ, Starred "An engaging world rich in detail, mayhem, and adventure. . . . All aboard for fantasy lovers with a dual penchant for girl power and keeping up with the Indiana Joneses." --Kirkus Reviews Praise for Jaleigh Johnson's The Mark of the Dragonfly ★ "This magnetic middle-grade debut . . . is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal." --Publishers Weekly, Starred ★ "Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred ★ "A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic. . . . Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot." --SLJ, Starred.
About the Author
Jaleigh Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author as well as lifelong reader, gamer, and moviegoer. She loves nothing better than to escape into fictional worlds and take part in fantastic adventures. Her novels for young readers include The Mark of the Dragonfly, The Secrets of Solace, and The Quest to the Uncharted Lands.