Who is the Shadow Stallion and is he really evil?
Spirit and the Magic Horsebox sets the scene, but the action really gets going in Book Two.
The drama increases as Megan and Josh meet Alexander the Great and his legendary war horse Bucephalus.
‘The blade flashed. Josh rolled and the sword struck the hot sand where his head had just been. Again the sweeping blade caught the light, blinding him for a moment. Flat on his back, he raised his own sword and blocked the assault, pushing his opponent away. Not far enough though. The blond boy was ready to attack again, his blue eyes fixed on Josh. In another time and place, his adversary could have been mistaken for a girl. About Josh’s age, with gleaming blond curls, he was dressed in a short white tunic tied on one shoulder. He was tanned and slim and very fast.’
There had been no time for introductions. One minute, Josh and Megan had been in the horsebox, next they were being challenged to a sword fight by this warrior boy. Josh scrambled to his feet, his black hair dripping with sweat.The weapon in his right hand was like an overlong carving knife, the curved blade glinting in the midday sun. He adjusted his grip on the hilt. The blond boy lunged and this time Josh managed to dodge the attack without falling over.
“Better!” his opponent shouted and lunged again.
This gripping start to Book Two is just the beginning, the energy and intrigue and suspense continues to the very last page.
Guaranteed to amaze and entertain children of any age, young and old!
Ideal for boys and girls, riders and non-riders alike.