SOUL RIDERS: STAR STABLE: JORVIK CALLING, by Helena Dahlgren, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Step into the universe of the massively popular online MMORPG 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.

Soul Riders 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. Lisa is a teenage girl who is still coming to terms with the tragic loss of her mother in a riding accident and has sworn never to go near a horse again until she met Starshine, a mysterious blue-maned steed who comes to her in dreams. New on the island of Jorvik, Lisa befriends Alex, Linda, and Anne. Under the guidance of mystical druids, they discover they each have a special bond to their horses that gives them magical powers. While trying to balance school, family, and friendships they have to figure out what it means to be a Soul Rider. They are attacked by the Dark Riders and the mysterious Mr. Sands discover that their horses are in danger. Instead of relying on their combined strength, they decide to split up on their quest to find answers and learn to fight back against their enemies. However, will it be too late before they realize their mistake?

Jorvik Calling is the first installment in the epic, fantasy trilogy, Soul Riders, about magic, friendship, and horses bound to thrill all young equestrian fans.

Out March 2020

192 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I’ve now had the pleasure of reading two books from this series. This is an epic fantasy series that is about magic, horses, middle-age girls, secrets, adventure and belonging. I think these books are perfect for middle-graders, a nice clean read.

Each girl is effectively portrayed and has her own voice in the story. The characters develop steadily toward their goals. I loved the connection between the horses and the girls. A map is provided to help the reader connect more with the island locations. If you like a fast-paced, intriguing story, this may be one you’d like to read. I would recommend it to both middle-grade aged girls and even adults who enjoy this type of read.

It’s an easy read, full of descriptive narration and a flowing author’s voice. There’s a quest a growing discovery of magic and lore and a tight bond with individual horses, not to mention a terrible bad guy.

I gave this book:

Five star rating – shiny golden stars

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