The Solstice Conspiracyby Lee Rawn
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"The Solstice Conspiracy" follows Beth Brinson, a young girl who takes on the task of restoring a withering garden. She discovers that, although her steps are small, her efforts open the door for renewal. Nature readily responds. Without her knowledge, her project ignites a despondent fairy population with much needed vitality. A cautious cooperation unfolds between human and fairies. However, not everyone is pleased with this development. Although written for a younger audience, the story has attracted readers of all ages.
- Lightspeed Publishing LLC
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- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 434 KB
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Lee Rawn, author of the novel "The Solstice Conspiracy", lives in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. There she has found a wealth of writing inspiration from the mountainous terrain to the diverse citizens populating the area. She is known for writing and performing comedic short stories, has taught numerous workshops covering many aspects of the writing process, and has been actively involved with the Shuswap Writers Festival for many years.
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(From my blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small Press Authors.) When Beth and Chris move to a new town with their parents, they don’t expect to find their rambling old house infested with supernatural beings. Now in addition to adjusting to a new school and new friends, they have to learn to navigate through a world of fairies, imps, and wiggins- some of whom may be playing for higher stakes than they realise. The Solstice Conspiracy gets off to a bit of a rough start, with character descriptions dropped in awkwardly. The pace at which new elements are introduced doesn’t allow for building atmosphere or letting the reader settle in. This story is intended for middle-grade readers, and at first it seems like Rawn is going to undersell her audience with a sappy, run-of-the-mill fairy story. But the plot soon gets much darker and deeper than that. Taken as a whole, the book becomes something that is suitable for its target age but also engaging enough for adults. Once she settles into the flow of the story, Rawn’s visual descriptions are gorgeous and immersive. The book is heavily centred on the natural world, and she illuminated the detail and beauty in what most writers would dismiss as background. This expertly painted setting surrounds the reader with a realm of magic. The only major problem I had was that Evelyn’s storyline was critically under-developed, making her role in the story feel like little more than a plot device. She could have been a fascinating character, and I would love to have seen more of what was going on inside her head. I also found the resolution of her relationship with her mother unconvincing. The Solstice Conspiracy is a lovely and inspiring story for both children and adults. I think my seven year-old will enjoy very much in a few years. It is a beautiful tribute to the magic of nature.
And a son of kronos. Swings his scythe at percy.
Goes up to it and zaps it with his staff.
Lounges in her bikini by the water