The Shifter is desperate and his army is strong, with the aid of the fearsome Shadow Rider. In order to gain the power and wisdom needed to rule Balinor and defeat its enemies, Arianna must undergo a rite of passage. She will face three trials, and if she succeeds, she will gain three gold rings for the Scepter and be able to use Deep Magic against Balinor’s enemies.
“Stanton writes with a sure hand."
- Orson Scott Card
“A wonderful book”…“It is also required reading…for all animal lovers.”
- Gene Wolfe (on THE HEAVENLY HORSE FROM THE OUTERMOST WEST)
“If you loved WATERSHIP DOWN … this is the fantasy book for you: lovingly detailed, heart-quickening.”
- Jane Yolen (on THE HEAVENLY HORSE FROM THE OUTERMOST WEST)