Genre: Action Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Romance, Young Adult

For Fans Of

"A Knight's Tale," "Robin Hood," "Hunger Games," "Harry Potter," and John Flanagan's "The Ranger's Apprentice."

Book Summary

Decode the mysteries of white horses, crop circles and ley-lines to save his people? No pressure, then.
Reagan knows he’s nothing special; his mother reminds him often enough. Being shy and scruffy makes him inadequate in her eyes; winning the Garlanding and scoring 100% on his graduation tests are of little consequence. But his mathematical skills and ability to sense ley-lines are essential to the council for determining the cause of dangerous accidents in the village. Aided by his spirit guide and an irreverent trainer, Kalen, sparks fly when they meet Reeve, daughter of the leading authority on white horses.
The quest becomes a race against time as an epidemic claims numerous casualties. Can Reagan find the missing pieces of the puzzle before his perilous gift destroys him, as it destroyed so many chosen children?


"A fantasy-laden adventure that benefits from meticulous research; the plot is compelling, the characters superb and the writing excellent." - BookViral

"I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Hengist series, but there is something about this one in particular that really speaks to me. I can't put a finger on it, but it has to do with the way the author spins this one out, with the mixing of the mystery and the mystical. Written cleanly, with life to the words, I was put in Reagan's village, dreaming his dreams and living along-side him." - Hannah Sullivan, Author, Thunder 

"If you are new to the Hengist books, Reagan works well as a standalone novel. The book makes clever use of wit & humor to ease up the narrative whenever it gets too serious. As with the other books in the series, Jacky continues to write with a refreshing honesty; creating a reality that isn't unnecessarily padded up for the younger reader's benefit." - Moterwriter

"Reagan is a particularly well-developed character with many facets to his personality. On one hand, he is a son struggling to please his parents while also a young man whose talents win the respect of Malduc, the leader of the elder council. Ms. Gray does an excellent job presenting Reagan's internal psychological struggle between the teenager in him and the side of him that is a level-headed professional." - Veronica Richards, Author, The Heartless Fey 

"I'm not a math nerd, but thoroughly enjoyed looking for patterns along with Reagan. I picked up this book because I have an unnatural obsession with the chalk horses of England and was not disappointed! This is a well-researched slice of both topics (math, I mean...)!" - Lisa Rikand, Author, Girl the Reaper


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About the Author

Jacky Gray's first career was engineering and after 23 years writing software for telephone exchanges, she spent 10 years teaching children, occasionally introducing them to the joy of mathematics. She still teaches part time when not roaming the country researching or signing books amid Faeries, Witches and Knights in Shining Armour. But her favourite are the Vikings and Pirates. It's a hard life, but someone's gotta do it.

She lives in the English Midlands with her husband and three children, where she enjoys all live entertainment, watches a lot of movies and some great TV shows like Merlin, Robin Hood, Dr Who, and Being Human. She also listens to a lot of Journey and Queen and reads (apologies to the adverb police) voraciously, especially Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Cornelia Funke, Michelle Paver, Stephen King and J.K. Rowling. But her favourite author will always be the master of history, Bernard Cornwall.

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