Mace and Hammer

For four hundred years, generations of Del Toros and their battle-savvy warhorses have secretly guarded their corner of rural Colorado from all things monster. Now with the local creepy critters locked up, it’s a perfect opportunity for the family to make a pilgrimage on horseback through the mountains in honor of an old friend’s memory.

That’s when the wild in wilderness comes out swinging. Along the way, Matt Del Toro and his friends battle unexpected rock slides, impossible ascents, death-by-lightning storms, and worst of all: human-hating subterranean dwellers known as tommyknockers. With the knockers determined to make the Del Toros food for worms, the journey becomes a dangerous race of survival.

Aided by his war-brother, the stallion Rigo, Matt must use all his training, one unexpected resource, and a twist o’ Irish luck to save himself and his family.

Book Three in the award-winning Del Toro Moon series by

Darby Karchut

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CATEGORY: Middle Grade | Fantasy | Adventure | Horses | Boy Protagonist | Father and Son | Magical Creatures

AGE: Middle Grade, 8+ (mild fantasy violence, creepy situations)


May 30, 2023| 2xx pages

Paperback: $13.99

Ebook: $4.99

Print: 978-1-958109-36-6 | Ebook: 978-1-958109-37-3