Behind the Mist: Book One of The Mist Trilogy

Behind the Mist: Book One of The Mist Trilogy

by M.J. Evans


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There exists a land filled with power and magic...Behind the Mist.

Nick and his family spend their summers in the Colorado mountains where he first meets an exceptional horse named Jazz. What begins as an increasingly strong bond between a horse and his young rider goes beyond extraordinary when an unexpected tragedy launches them on a thrilling journey to the land behind the mist.

Celestia is the immortal home to noble and great horses that, based upon the virtues they developed on earth, earned the privilege to be given the power and status of a unicorn, and receive their horns. Under the guidance and direction provided by Lord Urijah and his Council of the Twelve Ancients, the unicorns serve as the guardian angels to the animals on earth.

Nick is the only human in Celestia - or so it first appears. As they learn more about theis magical land, Nick and Jazz are compelled to embark on a rescue mission into the Dark Kingdom that is ruled by the evil unicorn, Hasbadana. Though aided on their journey by special skills and unusual allies, the boy and horse confront powers that threaten to destroy them in their attempt to save a lost soul.

Join Nick and Jazz in this award-winning fantasy as they battle the forces of evil and demonstrate the transcendent power of loyalty and love.

Behind the Mist is a Gold Medal Winner of the Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates books created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996661720
Publisher: Behind the Mist, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/2015
Series: Mist Trilogy , #1
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 1,257,583
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author M.J. Evans combines her love of horses with her love of fantasy in this wonderful culmination of The Mist Trilogy.A life-long equestrian, Ms. Evans loves competing in Dressage and riding the trails in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. She and her husband, Tom, have raised five wonderful children and now enjoy doting on ten grandchildren. M.J. Evans is a former teacher at the Middle-grade and high school levels and writes so that that age-group will love to read.

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Behind the Mist: Book One of The Mist Trilogy 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
USCDDS More than 1 year ago
Genre: Fiction-Young Adult & Teen Fantasy, Horse Books Summary & Review: In this exciting unicorn fantasy, what begins as a simple, yet strong, bond between and boy and his horse becomes a enduring partnership that sustains Nick and Jazz through their thrilling journey into the Land Behind the Mist: Celestia. A kingdom beyond this world, ruled and protected by great and noble horses who have attained the vaulted status of unicorn. While at first Nick appears to be the only human in this world, he learns the truth behind a battle that is threatening to tear Celestia apart. With the guidance of the Council of the Twelve Ancients and their leader Urijah, Nick and Jazz must face off against the forces of evil to save not only the kingdom, but also a lonely, forsaken prisoner held captive in the darkness. This is the first book of M.J. Evans' new fantasy trilogy. Behind the Mist would definitely appeal to fans of fantasy and adventure, a la C.S. Lewis' best fantasy books, The Chronicles of Narnia. On the surface, the story is a fun adventure, but deeper levels hold meaning and teach a moral tale. It would be a great book for parents to read to their children to teach them important lessons while helping them gain a love of reading. I think children's fantasy stories are an excellent way to introduce the fun of reading to children. Plus, anyone with an interest in horses or unicorns would absolutely love the horse stories found within this horse-themed fantasy. Rating: 10.0
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 12 years and I got this book for Christmas. When I started reading it I could not put it down. I am in love with horses and this book suited me, if you are a horse lover you must read this. 
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Behind the Mist is a very enjoyable reading experience, full of adventure and positive life principles our world so desperately needs to embrace. I can't wait to get started on the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written heroic tale that engages its readers immediately. While the realm is fantasy, the thoughts and actions of the characters are genuine. The author seamlessly blends modern day Colorado with a fantasy “after-world.” The story line moves quickly so that readers maintain interest. Very appropriate for ages 9 and up. ( As a side note, this is a very comforting story for any child who has experienced the loss of and adult or pet ).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I met author MJ Evans at a book fair. Her enthusiasm about her characters and their world was so heartfelt I had to buy the book even though I'm in my 50's. I was not disappointed. Evans' imagination has created a complete fantasy world with delightful detail and engaging characters. In the world of Celestia, her heroes, human and equine, experience adventure, honor, loyalty and friendship as they take on an evil force and meet it with love and valor. She manages to impart important lessons in living well while making it all part of the story. I have already eagerly begun Mists of Darkness, the second in the trilogy, and look forward to #3. Peggy Spencer.
ConCougar More than 1 year ago
"Come with me Jazz."  said a glorious creature. "No I can't leave Nick." said Jazz. If you like horses or mythical creatures you will love Behind the Mist! A book about a boy named Nick and his horse Jazz going on a quest so Jazz can be a unicorn.  Together NIck and Jazz have to go to the dark kingdom and defeat the leader of the Dark Kingdom named Hasbadana.  But first they have to learn how to use their powers to help them.  They meet some animals and 13 dark unicorns that help them during this perilous quest.  It is a great book and teaches the reader loyalty and friendship.  There is a 2nd and 3rd book to the series and I am looking forward to the next book. 
JulesAZ More than 1 year ago
"What a great book for kids, tweens, young adults and adults! I don't even like fantasy, horses, unicorns etc., but picked up this book and cou...ldn't put it down. What an intriguing story, well written and fun to read. I can hardly wait for book 2 - I heard there are going to be 3! Yippppeeee! At first I thought it would be for girls with unicorns etc., but after I read it I knew boys would love it just as much. I gave it to my grandson and he loved it because of the conflict and suspense. It is a book you can let your kids of any age read with complete confidence in the language, story and lessons of character taught. Now that school is out and summer reading programs are starting, put Behind the Mist at the top of your list! Well done M.J. Evans!"
Luvinlife11 More than 1 year ago
I just finished " Behind the Mist"!!!! What a wonderful story. Good work!!! I so enjoyed reading about Nick and Jazz's journey and the parallels of the story. I love trilogies and will be looking forward to the " Mists of Darkness". I am also excited for my grand daughter to read hers that I gave her for Christmas. Thank you so much!!