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Starfire
by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez


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The first book in a gripping new tween fantasy series about winged horses--perfect for fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

Once every hundred years, a black foal is born, prophesied to either unite or destroy the five herds of flying horses that live in Anok--fated to become the most powerful pegasus in all of the land.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The first book in a gripping new tween fantasy series about winged horses--perfect for fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

Once every hundred years, a black foal is born, prophesied to either unite or destroy the five herds of flying horses that live in Anok--fated to become the most powerful pegasus in all of the land.

Star is this black foal.

Even though Star has malformed wings that make him unable to fly, the leaders of each herd will take no risks and want to execute Star before his first birthday. With the help of his friends, Star must escape the clutches of the powerful leaders, and his epic journey of self-discovery turns into a battle between good and evil that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062286062
  • ISBN-10: 0062286064
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 245
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds

Series: Guardian Herd

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Alvarez makes a spirited debut in this kickoff to the Guardian Herd series, set in a world populated by flying horses or pegasi. Every century, a black foal is born. On a black foal's first birthday, he or she is empowered by the Hundred Year Star with the ability to become a great healer or destroyer. Out of fear for their potential, most of them are killed rather than be allowed to mature. Starfire of the Sun Herd is the latest prophesized foal, and as his birthday approaches, it seems as though he'll meet the same fate. His mere existence is enough to cause the five herds to scheme and war against each other, even as Starfire himself goes into hiding. Alvarez's world is lush with description and atmosphere, and her premise has much to offer, but the huge cast makes it difficult to keep track of characters, especially given the preponderance of names ending in "wing" or "fire." Fans of animal fantasies who persist, though, should find it enjoyable. Ages 8–12. Agent: Jacqueline Flynn, Joëlle Delbourgo Associates. (Sept.)

 
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