Eclipsed by Shadow (Paperback)
|Author: John Royce|
|"Eclipsed by Shadow" is the first volume of the new trilogy, The Legend of the Great Horse, which explores the ages of mankind when horses were everyday companions in work, war, sport and spectacle. The story is told as an adventure through the eyes of a young woman, a horse-crazy teenager traveling through time with knowledge of 21st century horsemanship as her only defense.|
From the Publisher:
It's a wildly exciting ride. You won't be able to12/10/2008
Eclipsed by Shadow, the Legend of the Great Horse, is a wonderful juxtaposition of fantasy against historical fact. It mixes genres in a way that will thrill fantasy, history and horse fans alike. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting and I can’t wait for more. From the very first chapter it’s obvious that the book is written by someone who really knows horses, horsemanship, and the history of the horse, inside and out. Only a true horseman would know that, “horsemanship is both subtle and vast”, that “horses attracted both eccentrics and flies.”. Royce took me on a wildly exciting ride from present day, to 20,000 B.C, forward to 700, B.C. then on to Rome in 100 A.D and finally to Central Asia in 1240 A.D. While traveling with Meagan and her horse Promise, I learned about man’s relationship with horses throughout history. It was a fascinating tour through history on horseback, full of facts and information, but presented in such a fast-paced and exciting way that I forgot that I was actually learning. I can’t wait to saddle up and ride along with Meagan and Promise in book two.
Great for readers wanting a page turner!11/10/2008
After all of the great reviews it is getting, who wouldn't give this book a try! I can honestly say that I was not disappointed. It was a page turner from the beginning to end, and I can't wait until next summer to read more about Meagan's adventures. Unbelievable that this is the first book (of many I hope!) for this new author. His attention to detail and incredible wit make this a great read for any age. What a treat to find a book that my son and I can read and discuss together. I am looking forward to sharing it with his teachers and others, who I am sure will be equally fascinated by this rivoting tale. It is definitely on my Christmas list for friends and family this year. I am not an avid horseman but instead an avid reader of well written books. Prepare to be entertained and educated at a fast and furious pace.
An exciting book for horse or history lovers7/17/2008
Eclipsed by Shadow is the first book of a new trilogy, "The Legend of the Great Horse," which takes the reader on a journey through the ages when horses were everyday companions in work, war, sport and spectacle. The story is told through the eyes of a young woman, a horse-crazy teenager traveling through history with knowledge of 21st Century horsemanship as her only defense.