Just returned from the Crusades, brothers Gavin and Will find home changed more than they'd expected - in fact home is a very dangerous place indeed.
Ellie is reluctantly preparing for her wedding to Gavin. He's not the problem - marriage is. To Ellie, it means a) servitude, b) no independence and c) certain death in childbirth before she's 18. But marriage, it turns out, is the least of her worries. King Richard has been declared dead and his brother John is claiming the throne. Hartslove castle is attacked on the day of the wedding - and Ellie is kidnapped by one of Prince John's supporters. Gavin knows he should try to rescue her - but can't help thinking that a one-armed knight is no use to anyone, especially a beautiful girl like Ellie. It's left to William and his horse Hosanna to rescue Ellie and prove that King Richard is still alive - but success in both is marred by a tragedy that none of them will ever forget.
The heartbreaking sequel to K. M. Grant's brilliant debut novel, BLOOD RED HORSE
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... this really is unputdownable, featuring great characters, plenty of action and some unforgettable moments. -- The Bookseller, January 2004
Atmospheric and evocative ... a terrifically exciting novel. -- Ink Magazine, March 2004
Green Jasper is one of the best books I have ever read. -- W. H. Smith customer reviews May 2005, Alex Bailey
These books are tense and exciting - great reads for boys and girls ... -- Undercover, June 2005
the book (Blood Red Horse)is not soon forgotten and lends itself to great discussion -- US School Library Journal 2005
Blood Red Horse is the first book in the de Granville trilogy. Green Jasper begins 3 weeks after Blood Red Horse ends and Blaze of Silver, which will come out in 2007, begins a few months after Green Jasper closes, so all three books, as well as standing alone, make one continuous story. I have just finished writing Blaze of Silver and have grown so fond of Will, Gavin, Ellie, Kamil and, of course, Hosanna, that I found it hard to say goodbye to them.History! What else is it but a giant story? And I am very lucky, because my family history has been written down so that I am always bumping into ancestors who have done strange things. They must have gone on crusade. Then, in 1746, one was executed in the gristliest possible way, and the travels of his head, before it was eventually reunited with the body, are the subject of my next book, to be published in 2006, called How The Hangman Lost His Heart. Another relation managed to tell Napoleon all the things he needed to know before he escaped from Elba. With ancestors like these, I had a cast of characters ready and waiting with which to people my books. Not just nice people either. I'm sure we had our share of men like Piers de Scabious, the villain of Blood Red Horse and Green Jasper.with very best wishes,
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014131737X
Book Description Puffin, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11014131737X