The Rider's Reign (Rose Legacy) (Hardcover)
The breath-taking conclusion to bestselling author Jessica Day George's heartfelt fantasy series about a girl using her ability to communicate with horses to save the future of her kingdom.
Anthea and her friends are on a mission. Anthea's mother has kidnapped a Coronami princess, the herd stallion, and half a dozen more horses--enough to start her own herd. Suspecting that she is making a deal with the antagonistic emperor of the neighboring land, Kronenhof, Anthea and her friends race there to meet with the emperor and try to find Princess Margaret and the horses.
But they don't have much time before Coronam declares war against Kronenhof, which would leave Anthea and her companions trapped in a hostile country. Will they be able to outmaneuver Anthea's mother, who has always been one step ahead of them? And what should they do about the rumors of wild horses in Kronenhof's forests?
The Rose Legacy series comes to an thrilling conclusion as bestselling author Jessica Day George delights readers--especially horse lovers--once again.
About the Author
Jessica Day George is the author of many books for young readers, including the wonderfully whimsical Tuesdays at the Castle and three books in the Dragonskin Slippers series. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a librarian and bookseller. Jessica lives with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah.
To find out more, visit www.jessicadaygeorge.com.
Jessica Day George studied at Brigham Young University where she enjoyed classes in pottery-making and Old Norse, and dutifully forced herself to sit through biology and math. Originally from Idaho, she now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, their young son, and a five pound Maltese named Pippin.
“A fresh, original story that will warm hearts and entertain readers of all ages.” —Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Ascendance Trilogy on THE ROSE LEGACY
“Set in a fascinating and fantastic new world, The Rose Legacy will make you long for a horse of your own!” —Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM on THE ROSE LEGACY
“Will delight readers who love a classic-feeling fantasy, as well as those who absolutely love horses . . . This thought-provoking fantasy with relatable characters is clever and heartfelt.” —Booklist on THE ROSE LEGACY
“This tale will speak to readers who feel like an outsider, as well as those who adore animals . . . Readers who love Shannon Hale's fiction, Kristin Bailey's middle grade stories, and Megan Shepherd's The Secret Horses of Briar Hill will be captivated by this luminous start to a new series.” —School Library Journal on THE ROSE LEGACY
“Original and taut . . . A rich story with plenty of surprising plot twists and a strong undercurrent of female empowerment.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE ROSE LEGACY
Strong character development with a plot etched in mystery elements, thrillers and family relationships, this one will keep you up at night frantically turning pages. Period details from the 1940's and set in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness prior to the discovery of oil, this creepy tale is about sisters, family, love and sacrifice and through it all, the harsh realities of nature. Be warned -- you will be "talking" with one of the characters trying to steer her one way. - Maureen