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The Queen's Secret (Rose Legacy) (Paperback)
Bestselling author Jessica Day George continues her heartfelt fantasy series about a girl who can communicate with horses and a kingdom on the brink of collapse.
Anthea knows the truth about horses. They're not carriers of deadly disease like everyone in their kingdom thinks; they're majestic creatures who share their thoughts and feelings with her through The Way. Anthea has convinced the king of this, but at a cost--he demands that horses and riders with The Way do his bidding.
But when a deadly plague breaks out, the people believe that horses are the cause. As more fall ill, it's up to Anthea and her friends to transport medicine, all while keeping out of reach from Anthea's wicked mother. And when Anthea discovers a secret that could change the kingdom forever, she must risk everything to reveal the truth before it's too late.
Continuing the sweeping storytelling of The Rose Legacy, bestselling author Jessica Day George delights readers--especially horse lovers--once again.
About the Author
Jessica Day George is the author of many books for young readers, including the wonderfully whimsical Tuesdays at the Castle and three books in the Dragonskin Slippers series. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a librarian and bookseller. Jessica lives with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah.
To find out more, visit www.jessicadaygeorge.com.
Jessica Day George studied at Brigham Young University where she enjoyed classes in pottery-making and Old Norse, and dutifully forced herself to sit through biology and math. Originally from Idaho, she now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, their young son, and a five pound Maltese named Pippin.
“George charges right into the story, and the pacing doesn't let up for one instant . . . Fans of war stories, or anyone who wishes they can talk to animals, will want to get their hands on this.” —Booklist
“A fresh, original story that will warm hearts and entertain readers of all ages.” —Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Ascendance Trilogy on THE ROSE LEGACY
“Set in a fascinating and fantastic new world, The Rose Legacy will make you long for a horse of your own!” —Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM on THE ROSE LEGACY
“Will delight readers who love a classic-feeling fantasy, as well as those who absolutely love horses . . . This thought-provoking fantasy with relatable characters is clever and heartfelt.” —Booklist on THE ROSE LEGACY
“This tale will speak to readers who feel like an outsider, as well as those who adore animals . . . Readers who love Shannon Hale's fiction, Kristin Bailey's middle grade stories, and Megan Shepherd's The Secret Horses of Briar Hill will be captivated by this luminous start to a new series.” —School Library Journal on THE ROSE LEGACY
“Original and taut . . . A rich story with plenty of surprising plot twists and a strong undercurrent of female empowerment.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE ROSE LEGACY
“Lovely and engaging, this fantasy series continues to have wide appeal.” —Booklist on THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN
“Fans of the series will eagerly devour this latest installment.” —SLJ on THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN
“A sweet, funny, sincere story in which siblings work together.” —Kirkus Reviews on WEDNESDAYS IN THE TOWER
“Castle Glower is the true star of this charming story of court intrigue and magic. A satisfying mix of Hogwarts and Howl's Moving Castle.” —School Library Journal on TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE
“This enjoyable romp turns mischief into political action and a stone palace into a cunning character. . . . These kids are clever, as is George's adventure. May pique castle envy.” —Kirkus Reviews on TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE