"I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Hengist series, but there is something about this one in particular that really speaks to me. I can't put a finger on it, but it has to do with the way the author spins this one out, with the mixing of the mystery and the mystical. Written cleanly, with life to the words, I was put in Reagan's village, dreaming his dreams and living along-side him." - Hannah Sullivan, Author, Thunder
"If you are new to the Hengist books, Reagan works well as a standalone novel. The book makes clever use of wit & humor to ease up the narrative whenever it gets too serious. As with the other books in the series, Jacky continues to write with a refreshing honesty; creating a reality that isn't unnecessarily padded up for the younger reader's benefit." - Moterwriter
"Reagan is a particularly well-developed character with many facets to his personality. On one hand, he is a son struggling to please his parents while also a young man whose talents win the respect of Malduc, the leader of the elder council. Ms. Gray does an excellent job presenting Reagan's internal psychological struggle between the teenager in him and the side of him that is a level-headed professional." - Veronica Richards, Author, The Heartless Fey
"I'm not a math nerd, but thoroughly enjoyed looking for patterns along with Reagan. I picked up this book because I have an unnatural obsession with the chalk horses of England and was not disappointed! This is a well-researched slice of both topics (math, I mean...)!" - Lisa Rikand, Author, Girl the Reaper
From the Author
I think of all the characters, this one resonates the most - I was that geeky teen who was never quite good enough. I loved the chance to explore the development of an awkward, shy boy who blossoms into a confident, witty young man under his mentor's guidance. I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between Reagan and Kalen, and all the other adults he comes into contact with - again I remember being far more at home with adults than other kids my age. I have always be fascinated by Wessex's white horses and as the connections between them were revealed to me, I became immersed in the mysteries of the whole area, spending many a happy hour with maps and dowsing rods! I have been fortunate to meet a raft of fascinating people along this journey who have opened my eyes to the realities of earth energies and the truth about crop patterns. I only hope that I have done justice to Reagan's tale and maybe sparked off some questions that readers will be inspired to answer for themselves.