Zayden McMarrow is one of the winners of the Capsule Lottery, an honor given to only three citizens of the Origin each year. After he enters the capsule, Zayden learns that his future is uncertain, and immediately following the ceremony, an explosion leaves The Gate damaged. The Gate is the city in which all citizens of the Origin live... It is also a vital machine that conveys souls to the rest of Lark. To create these pathways, this entity requires a Symbol from each of the other five countries. And when the Symbols are destroyed, the Head Archivist believes Zayden is the only person who will be able to recollect them.
He begins his journey in Veona, a country whose frightening past will help unravel the mysteries of the first Symbol, the Orchid Stone. While searching for the stone, Zayden meets Marigold, a peculiar girl with mismatched eyes and a shocking secret of her own. Next, he must travel to Jharana, a rainforest biome with dazzling waterfalls, frightening creatures, and magical villages, where the second Symbol, Stardust, awaits. Will Zayden be able to collect the Symbols, fix The Gate, and save Lark?
ISBN : 978-1-80439-487-8
Pages : 360
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
From coloring in her highchair to painting in middle school and earning blue ribbons for drawing and pottery as a teen, Lilia has always endeavored to let her imagination be her guide. In high school, she discovered her passion for writing as well as a desire to travel the world. After graduating, she went to college to pursue a career in zoology, but found herself wondering if she would ever be truly happy without being able to express her creativity every day. So, she decided to take a chance and write a book. Orchid Stones and Stardust is her debut novel.