Orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley has been shuttled between family members her whole life. When she receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she dares to dream that she will finally find a home. Upon her arrival she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses--animals that have been forbidden in their kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea's strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way. Confused and terrified, Anthea is desperate to leave, but when dangers arise that put her family and her kingdom at risk, she has no choice but to embrace The Way and the exciting future adventures it will bring her....
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The Rose Legacy Reviews
Ten-year-old me is LIVING right now.
The Rose Legacy is the story of Anthea Thornley, who has been moved from relative to relative since she was very small. When she is ousted from her last home, she is sent to live with her uncle in the far north, above the wall. When she gets there, she discovers that what she has heard all her life is a lie—horses exist, and they live at Last Farm.
This book is a love letter to everybody who wished passionately for a horse between the age of eight and sixteen ...more
The Rose Legacy appears (to me) to be the first in a series featuring Anthea, who has a way with horses, in a land where they have been forbidden and long thought extinct. Anthea, raised as an orphan and shipped from home to home, is sent off to family in the wild lands outside of a huge wall 'protecting the kingdom.' She discovers a land with mysterious horses and forgotten family, and has to re-think what really is true and real versus what she has been taught.
The book is a mixture of fantasy ...more
The Rose Legacy, by Jessica Day George, is a horse-inspired fantasy for middle-grade readers. The first in a new series by Jessica Day George, it appeal to those who love animals and magic, as well as readers who like steampunk books.
The story's protagonist is Anthea, an orphan who has moved from home to home through her young life. When her Aunt sends her to live beyond The Wall to The Last Farm, she discovers she has family she never knew there along with a strange power. She has The Way, whi ...more
A new book by Jessica Day George is always a treat, and this was an especially charming fantasy story, centered on a girl who's been shuffled from relative to relative all her life, and now she's being sent to live with an uncle who lives outside her kingdom, where she learns that much of what she knows is a lie. Also there are some amazing HORSES. Like there is a horse POV character who made me cry more than once. If you want to read an awesome fantasy ho ...more
If I were a teenage girl, still in the my horse story phase, this would have been the ideal book I dreamed about. When I was around twelve, I read Black Stallion, Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague and a couple dozen Saddle Club stories. I wanted a beautiful, powerful horse with whom I had a special connection, and I found it through books and stories.
This book brought me back to that time when I was twelve. The main character of the story wants to be a Rose Maiden, but after being passed aroun ...more
I have no idea what I just read. But I finished it, so there's that I guess...
The problems started early. There is no explanation of why Anthea doesn't remember living in not-Scotland (it has another fantasy name, but like in Game of Thrones, these countries are analogs to England and Scotland, so that's what I'm going to refer to them as). The first few chapters are about Anthea freaking out that she's being sent into exile away from the snooty society of not-England and into the wilds of... so ...more
Oh, wow, that was gorgeous! I loved everything about this - the heroine, the family she finds, the back story, and of course her wonderful connection with horses. In but a few pages, it managed to bring me on an adventure, make me cry at the horses' beauty and devotion and loyalty and fall for every single character. Of course I expected this book to be good or I wouldn't have bought it, but it was really superb and will stay with me.
When I was young, I was absolutely horse-crazy and read every horse story I could get my hands on and asked for a horse for Christmas every year (never received one, but still...). If I had had this book then, it would have blown my mind, but since the author wasn't yet around, I suppose it's definitely worth the wait: a fantastic action-adventure in a Victorian-type, steam-punk-y world where horses are viewed as better off dead, since the rumor is that they were once carriers of a deadly plague ...more