Hunt for the Horseman by Gita V. Reddy (2015)
Middle Grade Fiction | Adventure | Mystery
“A young prince hides his ivory toy from his brother in one of the many secret compartments of the palace. The toy was never found and the search becomes a game called Hunt for the Horseman.
One hundred and twenty-five years later, the land mafia is out to grab the palace. Members of the erstwhile royal family are fighting a losing battle in court to save what is rightfully theirs. They meet for, possibly, their last family gathering in the palace.
Sandy, who has always lived in the U.S., and other children of the family are determined to find the horseman. One of them, a computer whiz, designs a software to help organize the search. Meanwhile, as the court hearing approaches, the thugs resort to very dangerous games.
Will the horseman be found? More important, are the children safe? Will the palace be saved?
Read for a roller coaster ride of fun, thrill, adventure, mystery and more…”
pooled ink Review:
This story’s heart glows with a little gem of India. Fantastical and exciting we follow the characters as they race against the clock to find the Horseman. Hidden for over a hundred years but could Sandy and her friends be the ones to find it?
Reddy writes a fun and creative adventure full of puzzles, games, secrets, and mysteries. It rings with an air of ancient stories and a buzz of modern times, all entwined in this magical secretive palace in India.
Daring, exhilarating, risky we run beside Sandy and her friends as they solve the hidden glimmers that lie in wait for them. Memories, histories, and an uncertain future press against them as they explore every hidey-hole and listen to every tale.
This book is also full of cultural notes of India. I love how throughout the story the author includes Indian terms, which she defines for the reader in case they are unfamiliar with the words. It could be an article of clothing, a greeting, a place, or the like. It’s wonderful because it opens the reader up to the culture and teaches them new words.
I think readers from any background will enjoy this exciting adventure.
Hunt for the Horseman is a fun and exciting adventure that thrums with the beat of India and sparkles with the colors of a good story.
Purchase here: Hunt for the Horseman
Meet Gita V. Reddy!
Gita V.Reddy is a writer of fiction for middle-graders and adults. She enjoys thinking up tales of different genres. She has written mysteries, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and even an animal tale for children.
She wrote and illustrated her first picture book for kids in August, 2015. She plans to write a few more because the experience was very satisfying.
Ms. Reddy was born in India, is a post graduate in Mathematics, worked in a bank for twenty-six years, is married to a physics professor, has a son doing research in neuro-electronics, and loves literature. Yes, her life is as mixed up as the multiple genres she writes.
She enjoys painting and spending time with her family, and LOVES walking in the rain.
She also writes under the name Heera Datta.