If you liked Narnia, but now want more action, more suspense and intrigue...
Rejected by his people, 14-year-old Red Blood and his horse Faster, who understands speech, seek their place in a cruel world. After rescuing a fair-haired girl from a giant eagle, the two teens are plunged into a violent struggle to save both their kingdoms.
Pitted against pirates, monsters, and wicked rulers, Red fights his way through, hoping to rescue her once again, desperately trusting she still lives. Bound by loyalty, he wagers all in the hope of finding his love and a place to call home.
A stand-alone prequel to The Lorian Stones Trilogy, HORSE BOY is an adventurous journey of a resourceful teen who encounters new worlds, battling both men and monsters in his quest to find his purpose, his identity, and where he belongs.
Written for older children and teens, this fantasy adventure is full of action, mystery, and romance for any age. Something the whole family can enjoy.
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Red Blood lived within the Token tribe. Red was different than his other tribesmen and was said to be born under an "evil moon" and should have been destroyed. His father did not agree and was very proud of Red. He spent much time in teaching and instructing his young son. His father was not originally Token but through his unequaled quick reaction and strength, he soon became a strong leader. However, when Red was still a young boy, his father met his demise.
Red was a strong warrior by the age of ten. Although many in his tribe thought him to be a curse, other's respected his deceased grandmother and mother, so supported his right to remain. However, Red would never be accepted by most.
Red conquered many beasts, and was the only one strong enough to fight the young warrior wanting to claim Parsi as his. Red and his best friend, Tanner, also wanted their best friend Pharsi. Red would not allow her to be claimed by the brutal young warrior, no other could best in a fight. Weakened wounded, and confused by a recent event, Red must still defeat the brutal warrior for the sake of all three friends.
This was just the beginning of many further events and ongoing horrors. This is a story of evil striving to defeat all good. It is a fast-paced, action packed adventure of a young leader's destiny. It is rife in overcoming powerful obstacles. It is a book of portraying bravery, integrity,
honor, and overcooking one's weaknesses. Beware: There is a lot of graphic violence. It is a prequel to the new Middle grade/YA series, The Lorian Stones.
The characters are creatively designed. Other personalities are well-developed and interesting. The scenes are vividly described and constantly changing. The whole book is very well written.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
* This book was gifted me with no pressure, whatsoever, for a positive review. This is my honest review.
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About Lew A. Anderson
Lew Anderson is the author of The Lorian Stones Trilogy and other novels. He likes to write family-friendly, yet intense and engaging adventure fantasy for MG & YA readers. His books are action-based with heroic types using swords and bows, rather than wands and spells. He and his family spent six years in Asia helping impoverished schools, returning to then pastor in his home state of MN. Lew has an M.A. in cultural studies, is happily married with four adult children, and enjoys mountains and lakes, especially with skis, bikes, and kayaks. He also loves to hear from readers.
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