Arbalest: Legend of the Horn – Young Adult Fiction
Author Name: Harold Courtright
Book Title: Arbalest, Legend of the Horn
Book Synopsis: Arbalest, Legend of the Horn, is about an evil lord, an orphaned prince, a stallion of prophecy, and a weapon of magic that derives it’s power from the moon, all vital components in the creation of the most elusive creature of the imagination, the unicorn.
During the siege of Castle Ahryz, an infant prince is rescued by a servant and a trusted guard. The prince is raised as a peasant. Years later, after their home is plundered by minions of the evil King Luther, the prince is thrust upon the path to regain his kingdom.
Prince Jerrod acquires a mysterious silvery white stallion, whom he names Arbalest, and he, and several loyal to his cause, set out to claim the throne that is his by right. The attempt is thwarted. As they flee, Jerrod is mortally wounded. Unconscious, he has a vision of the legendary Horn.
Healed by what is looked upon as a miracle, Jerrod comes to believe that only the Horn has the power to defeat Luther. He and his companions set out in quest of the mysterious castle said to be the Horn’s sanctuary.
Nearly consumed in a blizzard, they are led to the castle through the unerring senses of Arbalest. But soon after, Jerrod discovers the magic he so deeply desires to possess is not without consequence.
Author Bio: Mr. Courtright was born in Newton, New Jersey in March of 1952. As a teenager, he acquired an interest in writing. With always a taste for stories strange and obscure, it was not until sometime in 1978 that the interest to write seriously took hold. In 1990 he became interested in Wicca which in turn led to the study of shamanism. Through shamanism, he developed a greater understanding of humankind and of our place within the cosmos. It is no surprise that his unique view of our world is reflected in his writing. He still resides in New Jersey.
Publisher Name: Abbott Press