Petal is a lukka girl living in an ancient forest on her native planet, Tynea. When she witnesses the stunning metamorphosis of a tree she often sings to, Petal and her tree-friend plunge into a secret world of enchantment, meeting creatures they never knew existed. As Petal’s training with the trees progresses she surrenders to the magic growing inside her, which makes possible a transformation Petal desires more than life itself. To complete the evolution Petal seeks, the wisest of beings on Tynea entrust the girls with a hazardous mission.
But will Petal’s new skills be enough to save a loved one from imminent danger? Must she abandon her own culture to become who she longs to be?
Through illuminating the vivid world of Tynea, J. Silverpine teaches, subtly and expertly, about Earth’s ecology. Secrets of the Ancient Grove is a story for all ages, a masterfully-interwoven mixture of fantasy and science fiction, filled with mystery, adventure, and magic!