Airs and Graces

Book Two: The Horsemistress Saga

About the Book

Larkyn Hamley, the free-spirited country girl who accidentally bonded with a winged horse, is in her second term at the Academy of the Air when the savage Aesks attack a northern village. The Duke refuses to respond, and Larkyn and her beloved teacher, Horsemistress Philippa Winter, find themselves in direct conflict with Duke William as chaos threatens the Duchy of Oc. Philippa’s career, and even Lark’s life, hang in the balance.

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Author’s Comments

It’s one of Kalla’s mysteries that winged horses bond to the perfect flyer, and this was never more true than with Larkyn Hamley and her beautiful little stallion Black Seraph, who Lark calls Tup. Tup is as fiercely independent and impulsive as Lark herself, and his spirit and strength are her greatest protection.


Monsters and Critics:
“Strong character development, politics, and magical horses all add up to what promises to be a lively and engaging trilogy.”

“Bishop enables us to visualize the horses in solo flight and complicated formations, scenes at the academy are utterly real, and the characters have dimension. A thoroughly satisfying read.”

“The Horsemistress Saga promises to be an exciting ride. ”
“The more I read, the more involved and in love I am with these books. They are completely absorbing. The world that is created is so rich and full and real. The characters are wonderfully interesting and well-developed. I feel like I live inside this world and I know these people. This is great fantasy at work.

I’m not ready for this series to be done yet, and thankfully it isn’t, but I’m not sure I ever want it to end.”



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