The Rose Legacy (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781599906478, 272pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
This sweeping, emotionally-resonant fantasy from beloved author Jessica Day George is perfect for fans of Princess Academy and Black Beauty.
When orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she wonders if she will finally find a true home. But she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses--animals that have been forbidden in her kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea’s strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way. Confused and terrified, Anthea is desperate to leave, but when her family and kingdom are put at risk, can she embrace The Way and the exciting future it might bring her?
A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year
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.
Praise For 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
"Original and taut . . . A rich story with plenty of surprising plot twists and a strong undercurrent of female empowerment." - Kirkus Reviews
"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
"Horse-crazy fantasy fans will devour this title and be eager for more." - BCCB
"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
"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
"Lovely and engaging, this fantasy series continues to have wide appeal." - Booklist on THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN
"Fans of the series will eagerly devour this latest installment." - SLJ on THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN
"A sweet, funny, sincere story in which siblings work together." - Kirkus Reviews on WEDNESDAYS IN THE TOWER
"Castle Glower is the true star of this charming story of court intrigue and magic. A satisfying mix of Hogwarts and Howl’s Moving Castle." - School Library Journal on TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE
"This enjoyable romp turns mischief into political action and a stone palace into a cunning character. . . . These kids are clever, as is George's adventure. May pique castle envy." - Kirkus Reviews on TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE