cover-front-only-6-x-9-med-largeNEW MIDDLE-GRADE FANTASY MYSTERY

Contact: Mark Carey
Company Name: Eloquent Rascals Publishing
Book’s Name: The Ravenstone: The Secret of Ninham Mountain
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Diane Solomon and her husband Mark Carey have written the first in a mystery fantasy series for middle-grade readers: “The Ravenstone: The Secret of Ninham Mountain.”

In an era where young peoples’ books seem to be based on shallow characters, endless cartoonish adventure, and an inordinate amount of dark violence, Diane and Mark present a heartwarming novel of mystery and adventure in the more classic style of A Wrinkle in Time, 101 Dalmations, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The protagonists, 13-year-old twins Nadia and Aidan, are true heroes: the reader is drawn in to the challenge of the kids’ mission, and will love them for them for their honor, courage, and integrity.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:  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.


Diane spring 2008Diane Solomon enjoyed a wonderfully diverse career path that included her own variety show on BBC TV in the UK and major tours with Glen Campbell and Kenny Rogers. Her highly successful singing career has given way to her lifelong dream of being a writer.


mark weddingThis is the first novel written with her husband, Mark Carey, a retired biologist, naturalist, and accomplished voice-over artist.



“Solomon and Carey’s imaginative storytelling sweeps you into a fascinating tale of mystery and adventure. Young twins, Nadia and Aidan, stumble upon an ancient power that could help their family in the future, or trap them in the past forever.”

~ Linda Zimmerman, author of 30 books on the paranormal and mysterious stone sites of the northeast.






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