The Guardian Herd: Starfire: Starfire by Jennifer Lynn AlvarezThe Guardian Herd: Starfire: Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

The Guardian Herd: Starfire: Starfire

byJennifer Lynn Alvarez

Paperback | April 21, 2015

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The first book in a gripping new tween fantasy series about winged horses—perfect for fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. This paperback edition contains bonus content—a short story about Star's beloved friend, Grasswing!

Once every hundred years, a black foal is born, prophesied to either unite or destroy the five herds of flying horses that live in Anok—fated to become the most powerful pegasus in all of the land.

Star is this black foal.

Even though Star has malformed wings that make him unable to fly, the leaders of each herd will take no risks and want to execute Star before his first birthday. With the help of his friends, Star must escape the clutches of the powerful leaders, and his epic journey of self-discovery turns into a battle between good and evil that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez received a degree in English literature from UC Berkeley. She blogs about her books and the publishing business ( and speaks regularly at schools about creative writing. She lives on a small ranch in Northern California with her husband, three children, and more than her fair share of p...
Title:The Guardian Herd: Starfire: StarfireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.72 inPublished:April 21, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062286072

ISBN - 13:9780062286079

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could use work but I still finished it This book is VERY similar to the Warriors series by Erin Hunter: they have fighters, medicine ponies and whatnot. However there is much more fantasy here (it IS about flying horses in a magical land). The author's writing is okay, not fantastic but not terrible either. Her character is so-so. I found myself really liking the in-charge Silvercloud but really disliking the woeful Star. He seemed typical of a designated hero. The story's pacing could be a bit more spread out. There are some details that are skipped over and others that are dwelt on. Grasswing was also a fairly formed character that I liked. I think if the author developed her style more, and aimed for this series standing on its own- then it would get a higher rating. However I did read the whole thing and was left wondering what happened next at the end.
Date published: 2015-02-07

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“Will prove popular with both animal-lovers and fantasy fans. …A good choice for reluctant readers. The clever resolution will get kids psyched for more tales from the Guardian Herd.”