Book 1 in a hit new trilogy by historical fiction writer K. L. Nelson.
Archaeology prodigy Skye McAlister is running out of time. She is deciphering a language that has been lost for over a thousand years. But an elusive and powerful sect wants her dead. Skye must discover the secret on the strange stone her team has unearthed, and why someone is willing to kill to keep it hidden from the world.
The Stone of Secrets debuts the historical fiction trilogy chronicling Skye’s adventures. In this first book, she teams up with hunky FBI agent Emmett Burke to bring down the largest crime syndicate in the history of the world, ‘The Pact.’ In order to find the head of this elusive crime family, Skye and Emmett must first decipher the strange symbols on the Pictish stone discovered by her young team of archaeologists. And they must do it before The Pact finds Skye.
Skye and Emmett race to several ancient sites throughout Europe as they trace The Pact’s journey through history. Each new site gives them a different piece of the puzzle to understanding the sinister society and their plan for world domination. As Skye learns more, she begins to wonder if she plays an even bigger role than she thought.
To complicate things even more, Skye must deal with her budding feelings for Emmett. She definitely feels herself falling for him, but is she ready for a relationship so soon after an ugly divorce? One thing is certain: Skye is in for a rocky ride.
“Historical fiction is my favorite genre,” reports author K. L. Nelson. “I love putting history into a context that people enjoy reading. It’s the best of both worlds. If TSOS inspires people to learn more about our past, I will consider it a success.”
The Stone of Secrets plot-twists its way through the middle ages, culminating in a surprising finale. The reader definitely wants more after the shocking conclusion. He or she sees that past, present and future are tied together with timeless cohesion. We discover that we are not alone on our journey through life. As Sir Isaac Newton wisely proclaimed, we stand on the shoulders of giants.