The Secrets of Solace
by Jaleigh Johnson
Book: World of Solace #2
Pub Date: March 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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From Jaleigh Johnson, the acclaimed author of The Mark of the Dragonfly, comes another thrilling adventure in the magical world of Solace.
Lina Winterbock lives in the mountain strongholds of Solace. She’s an apprentice to the archivists, the wise men and women whose lives are dedicated to cataloging, studying, and preserving the objects that mysteriously fall from the sky in the scrap towns.
Lina should be spending her days with books, but the Iron War has changed everything. The strongholds are now a refuge, and the people Lina once counted on no longer have time for her, so she spends her days exploring the hidden tunnels and passages of her home. The strongholds are vast and old, with twisting paths, forgotten rooms, and collapsed chambers, some of them containing objects that have been lost and forgotten even by the archivists.
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. She’s determined to dig it out and restore it. But Lina needs help, and she doesn’t know anyone she can trust with her secret.
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.
My Review: Lina lives in the mountain of this magical world. She spends her days watching and training with the archivists. Study and learn about everything they can in this world that falls from the sky.
However Lina is exploring her home right now. Those she counted on don’t have time for her anymore. This Iron war has changed everything. So she just goes through her home and seeing everything. Then in one of the rooms she finds an airship. She wants to dig it out and bring it back to life. But how? She can’t do it alone. Things aren’t as they used to be, so who can she trust with this secret?
Well good thing Ozben comes along. He’s got his own secret too. His secret may eve be more dangerous. To the point where his secret can change the course of this war and the world they know.
These two character were done well. I like the story and the details. It was a quick read for me. Slightly different, since it’s more for those in middle school and up. But I liked it, and I would read more from the author!
The Secrets of Solace