Year of the Horse

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Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
Overlook Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.76 X 1.07 X 8.26 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781590202739
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Reviews
?The characters are original and fascinating, the plot is compelling, and the extraordinary details of the journey across the West are every bit as harsh and gritty as must have been true of such journeys in fact. Robert K. Massie, Pulitzer Prizewinning author
"This hybrid weaves literary adventure with a uniquely American sense of mythology and lore, and does it all rather well.? "Booklist"
"The author clearly has a great love for old-style boy's-adventure tales, but he doesn't allow the genre's tropes to keep him from trying new things. In particular, the multicultural cast of characters, while perhaps historically improbable, is refreshing, and Allen doesn't gloss over the widespread racial prejudices of the time. Best of all, however, he knows how to tell a cracking good story. Exciting, original update of the ripping-yarns formula." "Kirkus" "Part Zane Gray, part L. Frank Baum, this read delivers the ultimate dose of escapism, from its fantastical, episodic natureh
]The characters are original and fascinating, the plot is compelling, and the extraordinary details of the journey across the West are every bit as harsh and gritty as must have been true of such journeys in fact.]iRobert K. Massie, Pulitzer Prizewinning author
"This hybrid weaves literary adventure with a uniquely American sense of mythology and lore, and does it all rather well.] "Booklist"
"The author clearly has a great love for old-style boy's-adventure tales, but he doesn't allow the genre's tropes to keep him from trying new things. In particular, the multicultural cast of characters, while perhaps historically improbable, is refreshing, and Allen doesn't gloss over the widespread racial prejudices of the time. Best of all, however, he knows how to tell a cracking good story. Exciting, original update of the ripping-yarns formula." "Kirkus" "Part Zane Gray, part L. Frank Baum, this read delivers the ultimate dose of escapism, from its fantastical, episodic nature to its dime- novel flavoreCharming and full of heart, "Year of the Horse" provides quaint reading, that, although brand-new, feels like a secret discovery from the dusty back shelf of a library. - "Colorado Springs Independent"
]Lots of fun.] - "Philadelphia Weekly Press"
""Year of the Horse" takes some very familiar threads in young adult fiction a young protagonist with a destiny he must fulfill, a quest for hidden treasure, a dangerous landscape peppered with formidable foes and unlikely allies- to weave an engrossing coming of age tale replete with both wisdom and edge-of-the-seat moments." - "Bookpleasures.com"
"A classic fantasy quest story, wrapped in the trappings of the American West, reimagined in a cinematic way." - "The Idaho Statesman"
The characters are original and fascinating, the plot is compelling, and the extraordinary details of the journey across the West are every bit as harsh and gritty as must have been true of such journeys in fact. iRobert K. Massie, Pulitzer Prizewinning author
"This hybrid weaves literary adventure with a uniquely American sense of mythology and lore, and does it all rather well. "Booklist"
"The author clearly has a great love for old-style boy's-adventure tales, but he doesn't allow the genre's tropes to keep him from trying new things. In particular, the multicultural cast of characters, while perhaps historically improbable, is refreshing, and Allen doesn't gloss over the widespread racial prejudices of the time. Best of all, however, he knows how to tell a cracking good story. Exciting, original update of the ripping-yarns formula." "Kirkus" "Part Zane Gray, part L. Frank Baum, this read delivers the ultimate dose of escapism, from its fantastical, episodic nature to its dime- novel flavoreCharming and full of heart, "Year of the Horse" provides quaint reading, that, although brand-new, feels like a secret discovery from the dusty back shelf of a library. - "Colorado Springs Independent"
Lots of fun. - "Philadelphia Weekly Press"
""Year of the Horse" takes some very familiar threads in young adult fiction a young protagonist with a destiny he must fulfill, a quest for hidden treasure, a dangerous landscape peppered with formidable foes and unlikely allies- to weave an engrossing coming of age tale replete with both wisdom and edge-of-the-seat moments." - "Bookpleasures.com"
"A classic fantasy quest story, wrapped in the trappings of the American West, reimagined in a cinematic way." - "The Idaho Statesman""