The Glory

The Glory

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From the bestselling author of THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller and romance about a girl on the run from the law, a boy on a mission to save a life and a race from Colorado to Oregon that they both have to win...

A Girl on the Run from the Law
Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she'd love, but she won't stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she's told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West . . .

A Boy on a Mission to Save a Life
Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can't get any worse. An operation will save him, but there's no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30mm | 300g
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444012762
  • 9781444012767
  • 135,718

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A thrilling adventure story ... not just for horse lovers The Best New Children's Books 2015
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Lauren St John's horse stories are as good as any of the classics by K M Peyton or Patricia Leitch and this is a marvellous adventure. Readers will fall in love with the horses, wiry, intelligent Shiraz, part Arab; and Scout, Alex's horse, a wild palomino. -- Andrea Reece * LOVE READING * A Glorious read. * IT WAS LOVELY READING YOU * Certain to be a huge favourite with readers and will bear comparison with classic horse stories by authors such as Patricia Leitch and KM Peyton. * BOOKS FOR KEEPS * A pony adventure story worthy of the Pullein-Thompson sisters * HORSE & COUNTRYSIDE MAGAZINE * Part gripping adventure, part love story, this powerful novel travels through an exhilarating yet terrifying landscape. Alex and Will must dig deep, discovering newfound pride in themselves and love for their families. * BOOK TRUST * Lauren St John is the new queen of the older horse novel. * The Times (Saturday Review) * THE GLORY is a born winner. * AMANDA CRAIG * Brilliant - a vast adventure and love story and, I'm trying hard not to say, glorious. * KATHERINE RUNDELL, author of ROOFTOPPERS * The author's knowledge of horsemanship, and of the geography and history of the route, give this novel conviction, and the landscape comes to life along with the characters. The journey involves romance, betrayal, sacrifice, danger, family drama and a tense pursuit. Saddle up for an exhilarating ride. -- Nicolette Jones * THE SUNDAY TIMES * A National Velvet for modern teenagers. -- Alex O'Connell * THE TIMES * Exciting and heartwarming, this is a real page-turner * * The Glory is a glorious book, a truly fantastic adventure story ... This is a thrilling, escapist triumph * School Librarian * A glorious book ... a thrilling, escapist triumph * The School Librarian * A thrilling adventure story ... not just for horse lovers * The Best New Children's Books 2015 *
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About Lauren St John

Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs and a pet giraffe on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the inspiration for her bestselling White Giraffe and One Dollar Horse series, as well as her YA horse novel, The Glory. Dead Man's Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin Mystery series, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Before becoming a children's author, she worked as a journalist for The Sunday Times, writing about sports, music and spies. Along with her veterinary nursing training, it served as perfect research for her Kat Wolfe mystery series and The Snow Angel, a standalone MG novel.

A passionate conservationist, Lauren is an Ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, a patron for horse sanctuary, Mane Chance, and the founder of Authors4Oceans. When not rescuing leopards and dolphins, she is a full-time valet to her rescued, and not in the least demanding, Bengal cat, Max.

To find out more, visit her website at
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362 ratings
4.44 out of 5 stars
5 60% (217)
4 27% (99)
3 11% (39)
2 1% (5)
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