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The Stolen Herd ~ Review

The Stolen Herd
Mandamus and Luco Book One
By K. Madill

Mandamus's true identity has been kept from him - he is the last free Alsvid.  The rest of his herd is either dead or in forced servitude to the Rahana Army and Queen Asura. But all the secrecy surrounding Mandamus's existence is about to revealed one fateful morning and he will be sent on a mission that will lead him to his destiny.

Someone or something is decimating the various animals - they are just disappearing or being killed.  The Forest Council that helped hide Mandamus feels that for his protection Mandamus is the best suited to discover what is happening.

But nothing ever goes as planned especially when there is a prophesy involved.  Be prepared to meet the unexpected in The Stolen Herd.

The Stolen Herd is a unique blend of originality with known mythology and ancient tradition for a story that will both enchant and move you.  And do have a tissue or two handy - there are a couple of scenes that may move you to tears (as they did me).

This book is for a YA audience but I think other ages (tweens and adults) would enjoy this book as well. The length makes it a perfect week-end afternoon read.

I was provided a copy of this book through PUYB in conjunction with this blog tour in exchange for my honest review and my participation in this blog tour.

About the book:

Mandamus is only a foal when his herd is captured by the terrible Rakhana Army. Rescued and raised in secrecy, he knows nothing of his heritage until a dreadful incident in the woods brings him to the attention of the Forest council – and everyone else. Sent away for his own protection, he is determined to seek help on behalf of the many animals who have gone missing from the forest, including his own family. 

With the help of a troubled man and a stout-hearted bat, can Mandamus save his fellow creatures before it's too late?

Title: The Stolen Herd
Author: K. Madill
Genre: Young adult fantasy
Paperback: 181 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 20, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1482640023
ISBN-13: 978-1482640021
Kindle: B00GBQ9V8O
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About the author:

A chronic “head in the cloudser” K. Madill lives in a rickety house on a well
treed street in British Columbia, Canada. When she’s not hanging out with her
best equine friend in the woods she can be found trying to stay upright on her
roller skates or mediating the affairs of her various furred and feathered friends
that rule the aforementioned rickety house.

K. Madill’s website:

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