A kingdom at war. An impossible destiny to turn the tide.
Leon, a young horse, craves nothing more than to escape a planter's life to join the king's army as a fighter. But when he learns of a divine calling that would change the fate of his homeland, he impulsively joins a fight against the invading wolf-like race of lupines. And gains a victory no one could ever perceive possible.
Years later, he rises to fame as champion of the horses. However, a sudden attack on his life leads him to an alarming revelation: Theos has chosen him to become the next King of Aethon. With no other choice but to flee, Leon faces a desperate battle of his heart. One that may cost him his loyalty to his king, lives of friends and loved ones, and that of his own.
Now Included: Illustrations of the equine races by Lavay Byrd
About the Author
Lavay Byrd is an independent author of fantasy, including her "radically equine" children's adventure series “Light Horse Dark Horse”, and her current teen/young adult series ""The Aethon Chronicles"". Born and raised in Germany, she has been writing stories for as long as she can remember, influenced by her lifelong passion for horses and her faith in Jesus. From a 9th grade English extra-credit project inspired by a Christian equine allegory, Lavay composed her debut book, The Miraculous Birth, the first book of “Light Horse Dark Horse” at the tender age of 14. In 2013, a NaNoWriMo project of more than 50,000 words led her to the unexpected creation of her current epic fantasy project, “The Aethon Chronicles”.
Today, she lives in Newnan, Georgia with her family, exploring fictional worlds, working at a dream job at a library, studying at college, and holding on to her life-long dream of having her own horse.