SOUL RIDERS, THE LEGEND AWAKENS, STAR STABLE, by Helena Dahlgren, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Horses… Magic… Friends… and Adventure!

Step into the second installment of the massively popular adventure game Star Stable, and follow four friends who discover their magic powers and learn that every girl can be a hero in this fantasy trilogy. 

The Soul Riders series tells the heroic tale of four young girls who have been chosen by destiny to save the world from the ancient demon: Garnok and his band of dangerous Dark Riders.

Having split up on their own individual missions at the end of book 1, the Soul Riders are now in increasing danger. In a desperate act, Anne manages to save her friends by using her newfound magical abilities. Together again, the Soul Riders feel their powers intensify as they work in unison for the first time. The legend awakens as they start their training with the druids and learn who they are and what it means to be a Soul Rider.

To truly master their powers they must obtain a book that is kept by the witch Pi who was once an ally to the druids, but now has turned on them. When they return to the druids, they learn that a magical rift has been opened up threatening to destroy Winter Valley and the thousands who live there. Linda has visions of the dark and terrible fate that awaits if the Dark Riders succeed. But worst of all, they realize that they are the ones who caused the rift and have no choice but to ride out together to try and neutralize the threat . . .

The Legend Awakens is the second installment in the epic, fantasy trilogy, Soul Riders, about magic, friendship, and horses bound to thrill all young equestrian fans.

Out September, 2020

256 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Another perfect fit for those who are into the game “Star Stable.” As with all sagas, you’ll find adventures galore, missions to be fulfilled and great dangers to overcome. There will be suspense and thrills along the way as each character grows and develops, discovering things about their own abilities as the story progresses. Tension builds constantly and one threat after another challenges the characters’ strengths and weaknesses.

Characters are strong and well-developed, each moving closer to their own personal goals. Many things going on in this book. I would greatly suggest that the reader starts with the first book before tackling this one to understand the theme and story-line. I enjoyed the writing and can see this saga becoming popular with middle graders.

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