“…a wildly original, pulse-pounding tale of a boy carrying on his family’s legacy of protecting their rural community from bloodthirsty, supernatural skinners.” —Laura Resau, Américas Award-winning author of The Lightning Queen
Twelve year old Matt Del Toro is the greenest greenhorn in his family’s centuries-old business: riding down and destroying wolf-like monsters, known as skinners. Now, with those creatures multiplying, both in number and ferocity, Matt must saddle up and match his father’s skills at monster whacking. Odds of doing that? Yeah, about a trillion to one. Because Matt’s father is the legendary Javier Del Toro—hunter, scholar, and a true caballero: a gentleman of the horse.
Luckily, Matt has twelve hundred pounds of backup in his best friend—El Cid, an Andalusian war stallion with the ability of human speech, more fighting savvy than a medieval knight, and a heart as big and steadfast as the Rocky Mountains.
Serious horse power.
Those skinners don’t stand a chance.
“Thank you again for the amazing FANTASY book with Latino characters! I hope more authors follow in your footsteps and leave political stereotypes aside and realize Latino kids want to see themselves as “Harry Potter” or “Percy Jackson” and not just hear an immigrant story.” MinMexReads.com
CATEGORY: Middle Grade | Fantasy | Adventure | Horses | Boy Protagonist | Contemporary Fiction
AGE: Middle Grade, 8+ (mild violence, creepy situations)
October 2, 2018 | 256 pages
Print: 978-1-945654-14-5| Ebook: 978-1-945654-15-2