“A thrilling series opener.” —Kirkus Reviews
Off The Beaten Path
Wings of Fire meets Pax in this epic fantasy adventure set in a world where human and skysteed share a deep bond of friendship and love.
When monsters emerge to attack the empire, it’s up to Kiesandra and her beloved winged horse N’Rah to prove to herself and the imperial army that she has what it takes to lead them to victory… and survival.
Twelve-year-old Kiesandra’s best friend isn’t human, but that doesn’t stop her from sharing jokes and secrets with her winged horse, N’Rah. She, like every other person with a skysteed, can communicate with N’Rah through her mind. Their bond is critical when one day, monsters from long ago reemerge to ravage a nearby village. No one knows how to fight the fearsome chimerae except Kie’s uncle… and now Kie.
Buzzing with action, heart, and friendship, this first book in the Skyriders series shows that kids can achieve the impossible—especially with flying horses on their side.
Praise for Skyriders
—NYT bestselling author James Ponti
—NYT bestselling author Mary E. Pearson
—NYT bestselling author Liesl Shurtliff
Polly Holyoke is the author of the award-winning Neptune Trilogy (Disney/Hyperion) and Skyriders (Viking Children’s Books). She grew up in Colorado and enjoys skiing, hiking and camping in the mountains. She wrote her first book with her best friend in fifth grade. A former seventh grade teacher, Polly has visited over 300 schools and loves getting students excited about writing. She believes kids need to read, write, unplug from their gadgets and spend more time… daydreaming!
The Neptune Trilogy
Praise for the Neptune Series
—School Library Journal
—The Horn Book Guide
News & Events
January 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Arapaho Public Library
World Building Writing Workshop (virtual presentation)
March 9, 10:00 a.m.
Bud Werner Library, Steamboat Springs
The Secrets to Becoming a Better Writer
March 18, 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Book Launch for Skyriders at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
Steamboat Springs, CO
April 1, 12:00 p.m.
Book signing and discussion with fellow children’s author Rebecca Balcarcel
5600 W. Lovers Ln Suite 142
April 1, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Park and Preston Barnes and Noble
2201 Preston Rd
April 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Bookies Bookstore
4315 E. Mississippi
Texas Library Association Conference
April 22, 11:00-1:00 p.m.
All About Dolphins program
The Westbank Library
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