Unicorns get a lot of attention, but the pegasus–the ugly stepchild in the magical horse family–is finally getting its 15 minutes with Jennifer Lynn Alvarez‘s three-book series, The Winged Herds. The series will chronicle the herds as they vie for power and may possibly expand beyond the three titles. Written for an older-Middle Grade audience, Jennifer says that her goal while writing the first novel, The Winged Herds of Anok, was to make her daughter cry.
She’s a tough nut to crack. She demanded drama, lots of battles, good deaths, a relentless plot, a gripping cast of characters, a vibrant world, and a story that ripped out her heart.With great pleasure, I can report I drove her to tears three times, and each day she woke up begging for the next chapter. She is a huge fan of the WarriorsSeries and she was not disappointed with the land of Anok where five fierce and pragmatic herds of pegasi rule the skies, and a helpless black foal is born who has the potential to unite them–if he can survive to his first birthday.”