INTO THE DARK (Book 3 of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy) has won the 2016 Reader Views Literary Award, for best Classic title!
Into the Dark
Book III: The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy
Into the Dark is the third and final book of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy … the historical adventure speeds into modern times.
“A wonderful story for families to share”
“Into the Dark” allowed me to jump right into the third book of an incredible trilogy. Having grown up with an affinity towards horses, I found myself relating to the main character; I also gained a greater appreciation for these incredible animals, and the roles that they have played in helping mankind evolve. Paige Lovitt for Reader Views
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Special thanks to Reader Views
The presence of Reader Views as an independent book resource has been especially important for the The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy.
For the first book, Eclipsed by Shadow, almost a hundred pre-publication review requests were sent out–but only TWO came through: a highly-respected industry recommendation from venerable Library Journal … and one from the independent reviewers at Reader Views! Wendy Cleveland of Reader Views gave the first review of Eclipsed by Shadow, Book I of the trilogy.
In 2009 Eclipsed by Shadow placed second in the Reader Views Awards for Young Adult Fantasy. Eclipsed by Shadow won other national awards including the Eric Hoffer Award for best Young Adult Fiction, and the 2010 Mom’s Choice Award for best family-friendly Young Adult Fantasy … yet the first was through Reader Views!
The books of the trilogy are available in the UK through Amazon … if you are a reader in the UK, please consider leaving a short comment or review!
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I’m catching up with the final two books … here is an older review.
Into the Dark was featured in the venerable Midwest Book Reviews in the June 2013 “Children’s Bookwatch”. It is a wonderful honor!
MBR Children’s Bookwatch, The Fiction Shelf:
INTO THE DARK
The third and final novel of the award-winning Great Horse trilogy, Into the Dark is the culmination of a teenager’s mysterious voyage through time and history, in which she witnesses firsthand how horses have been a “silent partner” in human civilization.
Earlier books [ed: this one!] explored the horse’s critical role in the American West; “Into the Dark” continues the human-equine journey to the 20th century and beyond. Horse lovers of all ages will enjoy this thoughtful, character-driven adventure!
Also highly recommended are the previous novels in the series, “Book I: Eclipsed by Shadow” and “Book II: The Golden Spark”.
» Review on Bookwatch
» Review on TheGreatHorse.com
If you are one of the wonderful Canadian readers of The Legend of the Great Horse, please consider leaving a short comment or review on Amazon.ca or another domestic bookseller.
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By the way…
The books of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy are available throughout Canada … if you see the books listed as “Temporarily Out of Stock” on Amazon’s Canadian outlet, understand this is only because fraudulence is so casual in the publishing industry its effects are considered earned revenue.
The following review of The Golden Spark was given by reviewer Don Sloan, a retired journalist turned full-time Indie book reviewer who posted on the site justfreeandbargainbooks. (not a paid review!)
The review is written in narrative “genre-based” format, which offers a unique summary of the story while engaging the reader. Book review space has been lost from most newspapers, but promising new work by reviewers are a part of independent publishing’s innovation in how readers can find their best books:
I won’t spoil the ending by revealing whether or not Meagan gets any closer to her true home in the present day, but suffice to say, there’s still plenty of adventure for her before the end of The Golden Spark.
These stories are so well-written, and expertly edited, they are a pleasure to read. Obviously, the author is himself an experienced horseman, and that intricate knowledge of horses, their habits, and the great love he has for them shines through on every page.
Five stars for The Golden Spark, and eager anticipation for the third book in the Great Horse Trilogy.— Don Sloan, justfreeandbargainbooks
The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy will be officially “rolled out” globally over the next weeks and into 2016 …
The opening book of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy, Eclipsed by Shadow, won Gold in the 2010 Mom’s Choice Awards for best family-friendly Young Adult Fiction.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.
The Legend of the Great Horse tells a story of real history without romanticizing violence, and it is a special honor for the title to be chosen and included with other titles meeting the Mom’s Choice criteria … “to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually…”
The explosion of self-published books has made curation increasingly important. The Mom’s Choice Awards are an example of new formulations in publishing, and a way for readers, parents and educators to find good books!