Book I: Eclipsed by Shadow, begins the journey of a modern-day teenager traveling through history ... on horseback. Young Meagan Roberts discovers her new foal is a Great Horse of legend, who has come to carry its rider into the darkness of history.
The title won mainstream critical acclaim and national awards, including the Eric Hoffer Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Mom’s Choice Award for best Young Adult Fantasy.
The journey begins in prehistoric times when man’s interest in the horse was strictly culinary, and follows with a harrowing ride through antiquity as Meagan struggles to survive the infamous thrills of Roman chariot racing, the hordes of Genghis Khan, and a season of chivalry among castles, Tournaments and knights.”
Vivid writing and colorful characters (both two- and four-legged) create a fresh, page-turning adventure that educates as it entertains. Library Journal recommends the book: “Veteran horseman Royce combines history and myth with action and adventure to create a fast-paced, well-informed tale...” and other critics have ponied up their praise: “Sure to Please!” (Midwest Book Review), “Lots of Horsepower Here!” (Free Lance-Star) and “One of those works you will remember forever.” (2009 Reader Views Literary Award review)
Home (California, USA – 2001)
The story begins in modern-day California, USA
Prey (North America – 20,000 B.C.)
The adventure begins…
Escort (Black Sea – 700 B.C.)
Inside an ancient Scythian tomb
Savage Nation (Rome – 100 A.D.)
Close encounter with an Emperor's chariot racing stables
Damsel (Central Asia – 1240 A.D.)
Riding with the Mongolian hordes of Genghis Khan