Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Ravenstone: The Secret of Ninham Mountain

Title: The Ravenstone: The Secret of Ninham Mountain

Authors: Diane Solomon, Mark Carey

Genre: Children's fantasy & magic, time travel

Rating: 3 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: "You were born to this path! This quest is your fate."
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, thirteen-year-old twins, who live in idyllic Cold Spring, New York, on the banks of the Hudson River. Armed with the power of the Ravenstone and their own special gifts, they embark on a harrowing quest across centuries, at the bidding of a mysterious old shaman. 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.

About the Authors: Writer, Singer, Songwriter, Homeopath, Nutritionist. Diane Solomon enjoyed a wonderfully diverse career path that included her own variety show on BBC TV in England 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. This is the first novel written with her husband, Mark Carey, a retired biologist, naturalist, and accomplished voice-over artist. They live in New Hampshire, on 55 acres of woods and streams, where they spend many hours designing gardens and meadows, and watching wildlife. Website:
Mark is a retired biologist, naturalist and accomplished voice-over artist. This is his first novel. He lives with his wife, Diane Solomon, and two English setters, in southern New Hampshire, on 55 acres of woods, streams and meadows.

Review: The first chapter pulls you in and makes you want to read more....then it slows down until you're about halfway through the book. Which, I must admit, was disappointing after such a promising start. It definitely finished strong however. Ok book overall.