From the Back Cover
Stars of Heros
spans from the 19th Century to the 26th Century and beyond. The series title is a tribute to, and a word play on, the main themes in the books: horses, space, family, and heroes. Whether ordinary people or aliens, these heroes try to make a difference on their home world.
In Spirit of the Lone Horse
, the first in the Stars of Heros
series, we are introduced to Jo Mason and her family. Jo is the commanding officer of a large mounted band base. Thanks to a horse almost killing her, she is terrified by the noble creatures she once loved. Meeting the rogue stallion's son, she is faced with the choice of running away from her fear or taking back control of her life. Her decision begins an adventure that weaves a tapestry through past mistakes and regrets, present circumstances and consequences, and future hopes and dreams.
About the Author
Ani H. Manjikian is an avid animal lover and web developer living in the Puget Sound area. Born and raised in Southern California, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus at birth should have killed her, or worse, left her blank to the world. Her strength of spirit, parents' love, and a miracle all combined to overcome that prognosis within nine months.From this almost impossible beginning, she has developed into all-around person with the technical knowledge and analytical mind of a programmer, creative and detailed orientation of a writer/editor, and aesthetic instincts of a designer/photographer.