An unexpected ride...
Lauren's hush-hush family history tells of an ancestor and his horse vanishing in a forbidden corner of their upstate New York farm. But on the other side of the mysterious portal lies a dying land bereft of its beloved steeds.
Lauren is enjoying a rare day with the horses to herself when a strange man arrives seeking a particular rider. Before she knows what's happening, she and her brother's prize stallion, Pindar, are abducted through the Ravery to Cirq where she is proclaimed the Horsecaller and expected to return their country to greatness.
There, she encounters Supreme Guardian Leinos who awakens her long-dormant hope for the future. Lauren denies she is the prophesied Horsecaller but is drawn into his quest to return Cirq to greatness. Soon, she’s fighting giant venomous birds, a hostile queen, and the unfamiliar yearnings of her own heart.
But time is running out. Conspiracy threatens from all sides, and not everyone looks upon Ravers with kindness.
Will Lauren and Pindar bring Cirq’s horses home before it’s too late?
A story of life, love, and the secret places we dream about.
˃˃˃ Bonus! Includes a sneak peak of On The Buckle, a contemporary romantic murder mystery also available from Candace Carrabus.
˃˃˃ Be sure to pick up The Roar of Smoke--a Horsecaller spinoff set in the same world.
˃˃˃ Just before Lauren begins her incredible journey...
She tilted the last barrowful down the hillside. That's when she saw the odd man striding out of the woods. Odd, if only because he’d obviously been walking in the storm. He wore a long, hooded cloak. The shiny cloth reminded her of a school of fish with their multi-hued scales, moving together as a unit, turning and banking, bright one moment and fading in the depths the next.
As he gained the base of the hill, he pushed back his hood, shook out long, gray hair, and laughed. She tried to think if she’d ever seen him at the place where her mother lived. There were a few there who’d lost touch with reality. But he didn’t look familiar. An unsettling feeling crept up the back of her neck, like a damp fingertip tracing her spine.
˃˃˃ If you love adventure, romance, and horses, this is the book for you.
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The familiar framework of this epic fantasy novel a person suffering a midlife crisis suddenly transported to an otherworldly realm where she finds meaning isn't enhanced by unexceptional prose, plotting, and character development. New Englander Lauren Gallagher has a quiet life caring for horses, but also a lonely one because of her painful divorce from a cheating husband. But when a stranger appears, looking to buy not just a horse, but a rider, too, Gallagher and her favorite equine, Pindar, are transported through a portal to another planet. It will surprise few readers that her transportation is part of a desperate plan to save a kingdom under attack in this case Cirq, which needs a horsecaller to help fight an evil king. The paint-by-numbers storyline unfolds like most readers would expect: Gallagher meets a hunk and must contend with attacks by strange creatures. While fans of genre may find aspects of this story appealing, they will be less forgiving of the author's failure to make Gallagher's acceptance of her new life and the radically changed circumstances she finds herself in psychologically plausible.