About the book:
a middle-grade fantasy mystery
Imagine a raven appearing out of thin air and guiding you to an exquisitely carved icon that glows with ancient light and pulses with shamanic power.
This is how the adventure begins for Nadia and Aidan Shaw, 13-year-old twins, who live in idyllic Cold Spring, New York. Armed with the power of the Ravenstone and their own special gifts, they plunge back to the fifth century, where they encounter Native Americans, ancient Celts, warring princes and a shape-shifting raven. Determined to retrieve a now-extinct healing plant, they must depend on their courage, their faith in their friends, and luck… or is it destiny?
If they succeed, what they bring back could change the course of human existence.
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5 STARS: “I bought this for my nephew and niece (10 and 12) for us to read together on a weekend they are staying with me. I had scanned it online and read some of the reviews, checking it was appropriate. Well, I got hooked. Terrific, imaginative plot and characters you really care about! Suspenseful and engrossing, with a heartwarming family-oriented story.
It’s a mystery, in that you try to work out all the details with the two main characters, who are brave and honorable 13-year-old twins. They set off on a dangerous mission to help their dad, but also potentially all of mankind. Very cool! I couldn’t put it down, and I know the kids will love it. They’ll probably figure out the ending before I did!” ~ HL Johnson, Amazon
5 STARS: “What a fun, suspenseful adventure! I got it for my niece but read it myself first. I got hooked in and couldn’t put it down… It’s a magical, hopeful story full of loyalty, courage, and heart.
“The characters are well-drawn; the protagonists, Aidan and Nadia, are 13-year-old twins who are sent on a mission to help save their dad’s life work. But, they are also driven by the desire to achieve something great for mankind. They must take great risk, overcome fear, and survive great danger from a magic stronger than theirs.
I appreciate this honor, this depth of character, in an age where so much of our media, books, TV, and movies are full of violence, darkness and a kind of “attitude” or “snarkiness.” I am tired of that! This is a family-oriented book, wholesome even, and very heartwarming.” ~ Dr. David Baltimore
5 STARS: “Solomon and Carey’s imaginative storytelling sweeps you into a fascinating tale of mystery and adventure. Young twins stumble upon an ancient power that could help their family in the future, or trap them in the past forever.” ~ Linda Zimmerman, successful author of 30 books on mysterious stone sites and paranormal events in the Hudson Valley and the northeast.
5 STARS: “I gave the book to my 12-year-old grandson. When he finished reading, he proclaimed that , “This book is better than Harry Potter!” We both hope Nadia and Aidan have another adventure!” ~ Cheryl P, Amazon review
5 STARS: “The main characters, 13-year-old twins, are honorable and courageous, and the reader really cares about them and roots for them. My grandson, who is 12, loved it, and asked it there will be another book with Nadia and Aidan.” ~ W. Lovett, Amazon review
5 STARS: “I loved this book! Although it’s written for middle-school aged children, I read it as an adult and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s full of intrigue, mystery and fun. I will be reading this to my grandchildren and I know they’ll love it as much as I did. Can’t wait for the next volume.” ~ ck, Amazon review
5 STARS: “Simply put, I loved this book. Hated to put it down and didn’t want it to end. I loved the main characters—both of them. They were fully fleshed out and worthy of caring. I most definitely want another adventure. Please?” Laurie Seymour, Amazon review