Johnson, Jaleigh The Secrets of Solace (Solace #2), 371 pages. Delacorte (Random), 2016. $17. Content: G (mild danger).
Since the Merrow Kingdom and Dragonfly Kingdom have been at war, life has become more difficult in the Archivists’ Stronghold. While they have pledged their neutrality, their caverns are filling with refugees from both sides. Lina is an orphan and an apprentice of the archivists, but her master is always coming with excuses to leave Lina to her own devices. So Lina spends her free time – all of it – exploring the lost and hidden passageways around the caverns. She has found something very special, but she needs help in order to fully explore her new treasure. Then she finds out about a very secret guest in her home. Together they may be able to solve Lina’s mystery.
Meet a whole new cast of characters in Johnson’s world. I’m hoping this is a quartet like Diana Wynne Jones Dalemark series. I certainly enjoyed this as much as the first book even if I had a hard time discerning the ages of the main characters.
EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher