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!