Soeliok: an ancient history made up of current values

illustrazione colorata di 4 personagi di Soeliok: Nodfri, Eldur, Eira, Gaman

If you have already read Soeliok’s first book, “The Breath of the Earth”, you will know that the novel contains important values ​​and themes: family, diversity, borders and migrations, fear and knowledge . And throughout the trilogy these are concepts that will return and on which the whole story revolves.

Here we want to recommend 5 books that will make you reflect on Soeliok’s values ​​and themes: let’s discover them together!

Soeliok's values ​​and themes: 5 books that talk about it

We like the idea of ​​telling you about Soeliok’s values, but we would like to do it through other books. Here is a selection of five very valid works of literature, certainly distant in genre or narrative style, but in some way similar to Soeliok in intentions and higher values.
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1. The family: The little library with wings

The Little Library with Wings is a novel by David Whitehouse. It is a book that tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who misses his mother.


Bobby feels lonely, as his family doesn’t care enough for him. But she tries to counter the absence of her mother, collecting every clue that remembers her. Until one day he gets acquainted with Rosa, a little girl with problems similar to hers. The child’s mother works in a traveling library, and it is in this context that Bobby will find the serenity he lacked.

We like it because treats the family theme in a different way than Soeliok, but there is still a feeling of lack towards a parent. Bobby somehow reminds us of Gaman, who sets out in search of his parents.

2. Knowledge: The illusion of knowledge. Because we never think for ourselves

Cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach in this book deal with the subject of knowledge to help the reader reflect on the fact that humans have developed very complex societies and technologies, but most of us don’t even know how a pen or pen works. a bicycle. How is it possible that so much has been achieved in spite of so little understanding? They show very clearly that most of our decisions are made “roughly” and that in practice we speak almost only of things that we do not really know. Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach argue that we survive and thrive despite the shortcomings of our minds because we live in a rich community of knowledge. The key to our intelligence lies in the people and things around us. The inherently collective nature of knowledge explains why we often assume we know more than we actually know and why individual-based teaching and management methods often fail. But our collaborative minds also allow us to do amazing things. This book argues that true genius can be found in the ways we create intelligence using the community around us. We like it because we are convinced that only through knowledge of the world can men continue to evolve without destroying what surrounds them, but only by working together.
Citazione: "Se la conoscenza può creare dei problemi, non è tramite l'ignoranza che possiamo risolverli" di Isaac Asimov

3. Fear: Face to face with fear

Face to Face with Fear, Overcoming Your Fears to Learn to Love is a book co-written by Krishnananda and Amana, according to which many important life events have to do with fear and much of the inner growth matures by working on the fears. The fears can be many: the fear of affirming one’s creativity, that of losses, punishment, criticism and judgments, the fear of rejection, loneliness, survival, the fear of exposing oneself, that of failure or success, intimacy, confrontation, anger, the fear of losing control. Fear is omnipresent, and however much we try to ignore, overcome, remove or deny it, it has a powerful effect and remains a hidden force that can cause chronic anxiety, sabotage our creativity, make us rigid, suspicious, and can nullify our efforts. to find love. If, on the other hand, we make friends with fear, bringing it out into the open and exploring it, it can become a transforming force, opening up in us an abyss of vulnerability and self-acceptance. We like it because also in Soeliok fear is one of the key themes: the fear of the different, the unknown, the unknown. Only by overcoming it can we grow.
Citazione: "La paura é il muro più alto" di Dudley Nichols

4. Diversity: Don't call me China

Luigi Ballerini in 2012 published a book that is now more relevant than ever. Plot Antonio, known as Toto, is in the fourth year of high school and has a secret dream: to become a professional footballer. He is a boy like many others: some close friends, an attentive family, a strict Mister at the right point. Something, or rather someone, however, is about to make him discover new things about himself and the world. She is Rossana, a Milanese of Chinese ethnicity. A strong girl, always struggling with the difficulties of those who live between two cultures, without feeling good either only in one or only in the other. We like it because we feel it is very ours: for us diversity must not divide but unite, it must not scare but intrigue. And it’s not just us who think so: the dwarves of Soeliok think so too, of course!

5. Borders and migrations: Without borders. The extraordinary stories of migratory animals

Francesca Buoninconti, in the book released in April 2019, talks about travels in the animal world. Plot Our planet is crossed by billions of traveling animals. Small or large, alone or in a group, they travel tens of thousands of kilometers in flight, walking or swimming, facing difficulties and dangers, on treacherous paths that often cost them their lives. The giants of the world, the whales, migrate; some of the loveliest creatures migrate, butterflies; and also birds, terrestrial and flying mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects of all kinds and other invertebrates, such as unsuspected crabs. During this journey many undergo incredible transformations, others are as punctual as Swiss watches, still others cover distances equivalent to three times the round trip to the moon. In the book, one wonders how they reach their destination, how they orient themselves and how they manage to return every year to exactly the place where they were born. But above all, because they migrate. We like it because it deals with the theme of animal migration with a broader interpretation that can be easily associated with the world of humans. But these two worlds always remain linked by that thin thread that is the need to move in order to survive and therefore live better, in a new place.

A book of value

Soeliok e i suoi temi principali

In Soeliok we find all these values ​​and all these issues also together with other topics such as science, architecture, astronomy and travel . Because the dwarves of Fiòrderik, and the inhabitants of the Populated Lands in general, live in a context in which we recognize many aspects of our culture, which makes us feel even closer to us, despite being beyond that wonderful border that is the imagination.

We are therefore sure that Soeliok will thrill not only the reader who loves fantasy in the broadest sense of the term, but also and above all those looking for a novel within which there are more unusual themes, less similar to the genre. Arguments that stimulate his reflection, stir (we hope) consciences and also offer a moment of escape, transporting the mind to where a small balloon filled with soeliok can make a large ship fly.

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