Linda Ulleseit breathes enchantment and beauty into her winged horses in book two in this spellbinding series
This book comes after ON A WING AND A DARE, (which I very much loved) but follows different characters. Although, I did get a glimpse of some of my favorite characters from the first book, such as Evan, Davyd and Emma, the page time Emma receives is strong with dedication, knowledge and the sound mind she has built in book one. Emma's strong personality is very helpful to the main plot of IN THE WINDS OF DANGER which focuses on a groom named Owain and a rider named Nia.
Owain was introduced in the first book as the young groom to Adain, Emma’s horse. Here he is older, more sure of his position in High Meadow among the barns of flying horses. That is, until Geoffrey arrives from Merioneth. The new man knows more about Owain’s past than Owain himself remembers. His frequent nightmares hint of great wrongdoing, of injury and death, and threat. And he recognizes Geoffrey from the dream. Owain decides to travel to Merioneth to find out the truth about the past he can’t remember. Owain’s story is about coming to grips with your past before you can embark on the future. As long as his past haunts him, Owain cannot move forward.
Nia, on the other hand, is a very confident young lady. Although she hasn’t been a rider very long, she’s very skilled and a natural leader. High Meadow is growing and will need a third barn of flying horses soon. The current leaders are determined to make sure the new leader is someone they can control. Both factions secretly approach Nia to lead. She is flattered to be asked, but angry that they think she is so easily manipulated. Now she has to figure out how to become a leader who is beholden to no one.
This book is full of mystery, deception, and true friendship. I recommend both books for all ages, and anyone who loves horses.