A new and exciting fantasy novel—the first in a trilogy—from the imagination of Guardian Herd series author Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. Perfect for fans of Lisa McMann’s Going Wild, Brandon Mull’s Wild Born, or Erin Hunter’s Warriors series.
Riders of the Realm: Across The Dark Waters (May 1, 2018, Simon & Schuster)
Deep in the jungles of the Realm, the Sandwen clan live am
ongst deadly spit dragons and hordes of warring giants. But with their winged battle horses, they manage to keep their people safe.
Twelve-year-old Rahkki is a stable groom for the Riders in the Sandwen army, taking care of his brother’s winged stallion. The Sandwens believe they have tamed all the wild pegasi in their land, and turned them into flying warhorses. But when a herd of wild steeds flies over their village, Rahkki and his clanmates are stunned.
Meanwhile, a small herd of pegasi have journeyed across a treacherous ocean to settle in a new, and free, land. Led by Echofrost and Hazelwind, the Storm Herd steeds are unaware of the Sandwens. But when the unthinkable happens, Echofrost and the rest of Storm Herd will have to come to trust the Sandwens, or both may not survive
series. VERDICT A great choice for libraries serving middle grade students who crave more fantasy and a perfect readalike for fans of Erin Hunter’s “Warrior” series.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA
Praise for RIDERS OF THE REALM
“Told from the alternating perspectives of Rahkki and Echofrost, this first in a planned trilogy dives into the nature of humans and horses. An amazing story of survival flecked with themes of captivity and freedom, and a coming-of-age journey with a strong heart.” Booklist
“Readers will be enthralled. The story is action-packed and full of adventure, making it difficult to put down. A great choice for libraries serving middle grade students who crave more fantasy and a perfect readalike for fans of Erin Hunter’s “Warriors” series.” School Library Journal
“An epic adventure that moves at the speed of flight. Thrilling, compelling and completely enchanting. I fell in love with the Storm Herd, and one particular winged steed that Pegasus himself would fall for!” Kate O’Hearn, author of the international bestselling Pegasus series
“Getting swept up in Jennifer Lynn Alvarez’s rich world of flying steeds, Landwalkers, giants, and spit dragons was the most fun I’ve had all year. It’s like How to Train Your Dragon meets Watership Down. But with pegasi. A fantastic read!” John Kloepfer, author of the Zombie Chasers series, the Galaxy’s Most Wanted series, and Monster’s Unleashed
“Exhilarating! A well-woven tale full of loyalty, bravery, danger, and love. Readers will be delighted!” Lindsay Cummings, the New York Times bestselling author of the Balance Keeper series
Jennifer Lynn Alvarez is the author of the upcoming RIDERS OF THE REALM series and THE GUARDIAN HERD series, a complete set of adventures starring winged horses. THE PET WASHER is Jennifer’s indie novel. She received her degree in English literature from U.C. Berkeley. Jennifer is an active volunteer with U.S. Pony Club, and she draws on her lifelong love of animals when writing her books. She lives on a small ranch in Northern California with her husband, three children, and more than her fair share of pets.