The Queen's Secret (Rose Legacy #2)

by Jessica Day George (Author)

The Queen's Secret (Rose Legacy #2)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Rose Legacy

Bestselling author Jessica Day George continues her heartfelt fantasy series about a girl who can communicate with horses and a kingdom on the brink of collapse.

Anthea knows the truth about horses. They're not carriers of deadly disease like everyone in their kingdom thinks; they're majestic creatures who share their thoughts and feelings with her through The Way. Anthea has convinced the king of this, but at a cost--he demands that horses and riders with The Way do his bidding.

But when a deadly plague breaks out, the people believe that horses are the cause. As more fall ill, it's up to Anthea and her friends to transport medicine, all while keeping out of reach from Anthea's wicked mother. And when Anthea discovers a secret that could change the kingdom forever, she must risk everything to reveal the truth before it's too late.

Continuing the sweeping storytelling of The Rose Legacy, bestselling author Jessica Day George delights readers--especially horse lovers--once again.

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Review quotes

"A fresh, original story that will warm hearts and entertain readers of all ages." —Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Ascendance Trilogy on THE ROSE LEGACY

"Set in a fascinating and fantastic new world, The Rose Legacy will make you long for a horse of your own!" —Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM on THE ROSE LEGACY

"George charges right into the story, and the pacing doesn't let up for one instant . . . Fans of war stories, or anyone who wishes they can talk to animals, will want to get their hands on this." —Booklist

"This tale will speak to readers who feel like an outsider, as well as those who adore animals . . . Readers who love Shannon Hale's fiction, Kristin Bailey's middle grade stories, and Megan Shepherd's The Secret Horses of Briar Hill will be captivated by this luminous start to a new series." —School Library Journal on THE ROSE LEGACY

"Original and taut . . . A rich story with plenty of surprising plot twists and a strong undercurrent of female empowerment." —Kirkus Reviews on THE ROSE LEGACY

Jessica Day George

JESSICA DAY GEORGE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tuesdays at the Castle series, the Twelve Dancing Princesses series, and the Dragon Slippers trilogy. Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and worked as a librarian and bookseller before turning to writing full-time. She now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and their three young children.

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Guided Reading Level
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date
May 20, 2019
Rose Legacy
BISAC categories
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV002130 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Horses
Library of Congress categories
Fantasy fiction
Human-animal communication
Library Media Connection

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