It has been many moons since Star received his starfire power. He has gone from being born a dud—unable to fly and shunned by the five herds of Anok, including his own—to becoming a strong yearling, ready to lead his own herd as an over-stallion. But now he will face his toughest challenge yet. Nightwing the Destroyer, Star’s eternal rival, is amassing an army to destroy him and all of Anok. The only way for Star to defeat him is to learn how to fight like a warrior--without using his starfire. For if he uses his power, even to heal, Nightwing will know where to find him.
As the threat of war looms over Star’s head, he can’t help but wonder if the current peace among the united pegasi is strong enough to defeat the powerful Destroyer once and for all.
With increasingly difficult challenges and brand-new areas of Anok to explore, Jennifer Lynn Alvarez will thrill readers with this epic and exhilarating third installment of the Guardian Herd series.
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Character Reveal and Interview: Shadepebble
It’s great to meet you, Shadepebble! Thanks for taking a moment to leave the book series and meet with everyone here at Beachbound Books.
You’re welcome! It’s a nice break for me; things are heating up in Anok where I live.
That brings me to my first question. What’s it like being a character in the Guardian Herd book series?
Well, it’s fun but also pretty scary sometimes. I never know what’s going to happen from chapter to chapter, and I’m not allowed to read ahead. There’s a lot going on now that Star has received his power. Everyone is afraid, wondering what he’ll do with it. My sire Rockwing believes he’s going to conquer the five herds.
Do you believe that?
If my sire had the starfire power, that’s what he’d do with it. But I met Star in book two, STORMBOUND, and I think my sire is wrong about him.
Your sire is quite aggressive. What’s it like to live with him?
Umm, that’s a tough question. He’s strict and he won’t let me fly higher than the trees, but he’s had a hard life, you know. Eighteen of his foals, all colts, were born dead and his herd is outgrowing their territory—he’s under a lot of pressure. I try to give him a break, but he’s kind of paranoid about losing control.
Why won’t he let you fly higher than the trees? Is that because you were born a dud, like Star?
Yes and no. The truth is that I’m not good at flying in strong wind currents, but he’s also worried about losing me. My sister flew away and never came back. I’m his last filly.
Your sister is Petalcloud, a mare famous for her beauty and her hostility. Are you close to her?
Not at all. She left before I was born, but she knows all about me. My mother, Birchcloud, sends messages to her, hoping that one day she’ll come home, but she won’t. She’s the lead mare of Snow Herd now and that’s all she ever wanted—power.
Rumor has it that you taught yourself to fly, is that true?
It is true! One of my wings is shorter than the other and the Mountain Herd medicine mare predicted I would never fly. I proved her wrong! It was hard work to learn, but worth it.
In STORMBOUND, there is a scene where you almost drown. What was that like?
That was a terrible day! The water was freezing cold, and I was fully submerged. I came up for air and then went back under several times. I thought I was actually going to die. Thank goodness that chapter ended quickly.
Book three, LANDFALL, is coming out on February 2, 2016; do you have a role in this book? What can you tell us about it?
Oh, I’m so excited about LANDFALL! The author, Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, has finished the book, so I’m happy to share that I have a pretty big role in it, especially in the beginning. I get to do some fun and exciting scenes with Morningleaf—and she’s an amazing pegasus to work with!
I also get to travel, so readers will see new parts of Anok that they haven’t experienced yet. I do have another terribly scary water scene, but I can’t complain. I have a lot of lines and some emotional moments. I think I grow a lot as a character in book three. Really, we all do. I can’t wait for the landwalker kids to read it!
What’s a landwalker?
A landwalker is the pegasus term for humans, and I hope you all enjoy reading the stories as much as I enjoy living them!
Thanks again for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with Beachbound Books, Shadepebble. It was great to meet you and learn more about your role in the Guardian Herd book series.
It was my pleasure. I have a chapter to rehearse, so goodbye for now and happy reading!
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