Catch a book signing by York New Salem author Jonas Lau from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Books-A-Million in Springettsbury Township. He’ll sign copies of “Solerra the Lost Woman,” and “Jacqueline the Elven Queen,” both young-adult fantasy novels.
Lau described his two novels below:
“Solerra the Lost Woman”
In Zymaria, a land now ruled by a malicious sage, there is a small town still untouched by the evils. Turik, a 12-year-old boy abandoned by his parents, resides with his grandpa. Turik and his grandpa live a simple existence, farming a small plot of land until Turik is old enough to be taught the only trade his grandpa knows: hunting. When Turik finds an egg following his first hunting trip, its hatching provides Turik with a trusted friend and a world of trouble. When the dragon he befriends is discovered, they are sent on a long journey. Turik becomes haunted by a woman in his dreams. He feels drawn to this woman as he begins to wonder if she is the key to his success. Turik will have to choose whether to put his quest on hold to find the lost woman, or continue without her.
“Jacqueline the Elven Queen”
As the saga continues, Turik comes before the council, but their meeting goes poorly when the young sage sees how the council runs their hidden city. Turik also meets his destined rival, Darashik, who seems to be Athtarn’s pet. As Turik begins training, more and more problems arise, causing him to question his place in the council’s city, Malilorn. When an opportunity arises for Turik to escape the constraints of the council and to assist his friend, Rein, Turik takes it. The group sets off across Zymaria, the land still controlled by Kal’Thazar. Along the way the group runs into several old friends as well as meeting a new one. As they reach Rein’s hometown, a surprise is waiting for them.