The Guardian Herd (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780062286062, 272pp.
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Riders of the Realm author Jennifer Lynn Alvarez “will lift the reader on the wings of danger and destiny, magic and hope”* in this first book in an action-packed fantasy adventure series. Perfect for fans of the Warriors and Guardians of Ga’Hoole series.
Once every hundred years, a black foal is born, prophesied to either unite or destroy the five herds of winged horses that live in Anok—fated to become the most powerful Pegasus in all the land.
Star is this black foal.
Even though Star seems harmless because he’s unable to fly, the leaders of each herd aren’t willing take any risks. So, they plan to execute Star before his first birthday. With the threats against him mounting, Star must rely on his friends and the untapped power within to win an epic battle between good and evil.
* (New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis)
About the Author
Jennifer Lynn Alvarez received a degree in English literature from UC Berkeley. Her first four-book series was The Guardian Herd, followed by the Riders of the Realm trilogy. She lives with her family in Northern California. Visit her at www.jenniferlynnalvarez.com and visit the Guardian Herd series at www.theguardianherd.com.
Praise For The Guardian Herd: Starfire…
— School Library Journal
“From page one, Jennifer Lynn Alvarez weaves an epic tale of a doomed black Pegasus foal named Star, whose race against time will lift the reader on the wings of destiny and danger, magic and hope. It’s a world I did not want to leave, and neither will you.”
— Peter Lerangis, New York Times bestselling author in the 39 Clues series and of the Seven Wonders series
“Alvarez’s world is lush with description and atmosphere, and her premise has much to offer. Fans of animal fantasies should find it enjoyable.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Will prove popular with both animal-lovers and fantasy fans. …A good choice for reluctant readers. The clever resolution will get kids psyched for more tales from the Guardian Herd.”
— ALA Booklist