‘The Legend of the Great Horse’ trilogy gallops home Summer 2012

Into the Dark, the final volume of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy, is to be published on June 21st, the Summer Solstice of 2012.

Into the Dark, the final volume of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy, is to be published on June 21st, the Summer Solstice of 2012.

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» Press Release 11/11/11 [PDF]

BOSTON, MA – November 11, 2011 | Into the Dark, the third and final book of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy by John Allen Royce, arrives next Summer 2012 to conclude the journey of a modern-day teen lost in history.

Publication is scheduled for the Summer Solstice (June 21st). Into the Dark completes the award-winning series, which offers a fresh and original look at the colorful role of horses in civilization. The tale follows the struggles of a young woman carried unwillingly through history, who uses her knowledge of modern horsemanship to survive humanity’s past.

The trilogy’s first volume, Eclipsed by Shadow, earned a Library Journal recommendation and won national awards including the Eric Hoffer Award for best Young Adult Fiction. Recently-released Book #2: The Golden Spark (2011) has already been named an Independent Publisher Highlighted Title and nominated for a Written Arts Award.

The author is a horseman over 20 years of experience in competitive riding, training horses and coaching students. Mr. Royce explains the enduring popularity of horses: “Horses have been with mankind since the beginning—the history of horses is the history of civilization.”

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