The Hoofbeat Quests


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Book two for the Hoofbeat Quests book series is finally released and available on Amazon! Here's the beginning off of Amazon!

Bandit looked up at the dark, star scattered sky. A cold wind blew his way. He had just recently tried to kill Chester, and had ended up killing his best friend, Rosie, whom he had just buried.

Chester had fled to save Ginger, a dear helper to him just that night, leaving Bandit and Fallen Ash, another one of his enemies, unforgiven.

At seeing Bandit kill Rosie, Chester's heart had stoned over with hatred, and his usual forgiving attitude had rebuffed Bandit and Fallen Ash's apologies.

Chester had fled from them to meet up with his greatest enemy, Cigar, to kill him, and win freedom for all the herds.

Bandit's forelock was blown into his eyes as he stared at Rosie's grave. "I'm sorry," he whispered to the grave, his heart filled with sorrow. He wasn't a crier, but now he felt ready to cry. Bandit was determined to make things up to Chester, but that would be hard. He wouldn't have forgiven himself if he were in Chester's shoes. He had turned against his friend, joined up with his greatest enemy, set out to kill him, and killed one of his dearest friends by mistake.

Bandit hung his head, his tears pouring. What had he done? Chester was right to call him a monster. Chester's words flashed back to his mind as he stood there grieving. "Step away from me, monster, and don't speak my name!" Bandit lowered his head in agony. His terrible sufferings had cleared away all of his senseless hatred to Chester, and now he was very sorry for all the things he had done.

For some reason, a while back, Bandit had started hating Chester. He couldn't understand why this had happened, it just had. He couldn't place his hoof on it, but something seriously wrong had been coursing through his mind, driving him into senseless madness. Something powerful, almost magical, had gripped at his heart, and had clung to his feelings like a barnacle.

Bandit shuffled his hooves around in the snow covered soil. The rich scent of blood lingered in the air. It was early March, and the weather was still biting cold. Whatever had taken over his heart against Chester had effected his head in some way... Bandit didn't want to think about it. Something had happened, and someone had been controlling him, he felt, but Chester would never believe that.

Bandit's stomach lurched. He gasped and fell to his knees painfully. A terrible headache attacked him. He gnashed his teeth, and the bitterness he'd felt toward Chester came flooding back, powerful as a hurricane, whirling around and around his head, driving him mad. Then, just as suddenly as the pain had started, it vanished.

Bandit stood shakily to his hooves, drenched in sweat. His lip bled from where he'd bitten it. "Oh, Rosie," he whispered, his heart still racing from his sudden burst of pain. "What's happening to me?" "Hello, Bandit," a bitter voice from behind him spat. Bandit whipped around to see Cara, her face scrunched with fury. It was pretty hard to identify who she was in the intense darkness, but Bandit was able to piece her features together. Bandit dipped his head in repentance.

"Please," he begged. "Don't say anything. I already know. I'm a jerk, an idiot, a killer..." He sighed. "You don't have to tell me, but if you want to, speak away. Throw every insult you can think of." Cara's eyes softened, and she dropped her glare. "I-I just don't understand. How could you do such a thing?" Her voice shook traumatically. Bandit drooped his head even more. He shook his head. "I'm sorry." Cara twisted her mouth and said nothing. Sorry? That's what he had to say after all that he'd done? Killed Rosie, turned on Chester, hurt them all physically and emotionally...

Cara stared into Bandit's wretched face. He was so broken. So beaten. He looked as if... Cara couldn't think of a way to explain it. She knew she couldn't yet trust or forgive Bandit, but his face his face was so full of intensely bitter sorrow... She glared at the ground. She couldn't bring herself to look at him any longer. Bandit turned away from her, knowing her thoughts, and returned his eyes to Rosie's grave.

He began walking away, his head low and his tail tucked. He looked ready to kill himself. Cara lifted her head and watched him go. Anger sizzled inside her as she watched him, remembering all he'd done. ALL he'd done. He SHOULD be sorry! His suffering, he deserved it! Bandit bowed his head to Rosie's grave one last time before walking off again. He would make things up to Chester.

"I'll fix what I broke," he whispered to her, knowing she was listening. He was terrible unshaped, and bent, but not broken. He could survive one last attempt to reunite himself with Chester, couldn't he? He then loped off in Chester's direction to put things right. He didn't think Chester would forgive him at all, but it was worth a shot. He'd die if he had to, to make up for his mistakes. He'd fix things. He had to. He just had to.




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This is the first part of the first Chapter of the first book of the Hoofbeat Quests series by Madelyn Grace. This is part of what you can read off of a sample from Amazon.com. This is not mine in any way, and belongs to Madelyn Grace, word for word. Check out the book on Amazon! Happy reading!

Chester awoke to the shriek of a very familiar voice. The voice belonged to Shining Star, his very best friend.Chester galloped toward the sound of the shriek, his heart pounding in his chest. The shriek died out, and Chester found himself lost in darkness. Just the night before, he and Shining Star had been playing around in the meadow of their herd, Herd Silver Moon, named after Shining Star's great-great-great-great-great-granddame, the legendary mare who first founded the herd.

Chester stopped in his tracks. He had to find Shining Star. What could have happened? Chester whirled around. "Shining Star!" he cried, over and over. He got no response. Chester stepped slowly towards the slightest sound he heard: rasping breath. The breathing stopped short. "Shining Star?" Chester crept towards the location where he'd heard the breathing. As he walked, he tripped over something. The smell of blood filled Chester's nostrils. The leg that had caused him to trip was covered in blood, but Chester could feel no pain. He squinted at his leg, trying to study the wound, but realized it wasn't his blood. Chester looked over to the lump he had tripped over and studied it. The lump was the shape of a horse, Chester could tell by the moonlight. Chester recognized the horse. It was Shining Star! Her beautiful, dappled gray coat was stained with blood. Chester couldn't see much, but he knew he needed help-now!

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Nov 15, 2018
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WHO ELSE HAS READ BOOK 2???
by: happy with horses

I just LOVED book 2! It's totally worth the read! Questions are answered, and new problems come, and new characters arrive, and characters die, and.... Just go get your hands on that book so we can talk about it!!! It's soo good! Better than the first!

Nov 05, 2018
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LOL!
by: Anonymous

No person has rated this book anything but five stars and some people said they thought it was worth a million stars! LOL this is hilarious!

Oct 13, 2018
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What?!
by: Hoofbeat Quests Lover

Rachel you know Madelyn Grace?! WOW! Is she writing book 3? Is she gonna write more? Is she gonna write another series? And... How do you know her?!

Oct 12, 2018
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Awesome!
by: Anonymous

YES! Book 2 finally! Can't wait to read it!

Oct 11, 2018
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HAVE TO READ
by: harry the horse

Book 2 is so good! It is a MUST READ type of book. Rachel, you said Madelyn made this book when she was nine?! WOW! Is she writing more books? Is she writing a new series? After all, you said Madelyn wrote this when she was nine. OK, I'm sorry, this is just unbelievable!

Oct 10, 2018
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Book 2 is really great!
by: Rachel

Knowing the author, yes, Madelyn Grace, I've read book 2, and it's really worth the read! Book 1 is definitely the weakest in the series. Madelyn actually made book 1 when she was nine, so as the series goes on, you can definetly count on it getting better as she got older. She's currently 13, in case any of you were wondering. Yes, 13. If you have any questions, I will be most happy to answer them for you. ;) Happy reading, girls!

Oct 10, 2018
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OM GOODNESS!
by: Hannah

BOOK 2 IS OUT?!?!? THAT PREVIEW WAS SO INTENSE! WHAT IS WRONG WITH BANDIT?!? I NEED TO FIND OUT!!! IF I CURRENTLY WEREN'T BROKE, THAT BOOK WOULD BE MINE! OH, LIBRARY!!!

Oct 06, 2018
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The beginning sounds so sad! :(
by: horse girl Laura

This sounds sad! I ordered book 2 on Amazon and I'm so excited!

Oct 06, 2018
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Awesome!
by: Anonymous

Yes! Book 2! Can't wait to read it!

Oct 05, 2018
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AAAGGGHHH!!!
by: Anonymous

BOOK 2 SOUNDS SO AWESOME! I read more of the preview off Amazon, and it stopped halfway through a battle between Frost Bite and Storm Cloud! I'm freaking out! MUST READ!

Oct 05, 2018
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Thank you everyone
by: Aspen

Thank you everyone, I really appreciate ALL these comments! Wouldn't it be awesome if Madelyn Grace wanted my artwork to illustrate her book? I think that would be a legit dream come true for ME! And since my drawings are a hit to all you, probably you guys too. I'll continue to post and draw the HBQ horses as long as all you continue to comment.

Really a big high five!

Your horse crazy Artist Aspen

Oct 05, 2018
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Yes!!!
by: Hoofbeat Quests Lover

The beginning sounds sooo good! I already ordered my book 2 on Amazon! I LOVE HOOFBEAT QUESTS!!!

Oct 03, 2018
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Great News!!!
by: Harper

Madelyn Grace just came out with book 2 on amazon (link above)! I'm soooooo excited! And Aspen came out with new Hoofbeat Quests art! (They are ADORABLE!)

Sep 17, 2018
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Sorry Heavenly Horses...
by: Hoofbeat Quests Lover

Sorry but Raven is a black all over mare.

Sep 13, 2018
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Of course, Aspen!
by: heavenlyhorses

My personal favorite character, Raven, is a black mare with a white stripe in the shape of a star running down her face. She's super funny! If you haven't read the book, please do! It's awesome! And Bandit, did you say? He's a blood bay stallion with a white star and green eyes. He has no leg markings.

Need anything else?

Sep 09, 2018
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Artist ;)
by: Aspen

Hey everyone...

I've been looking everywhere for some more pictures of the horses in this book, is there any you know of or can you all describe them a bit more including Bandit?

Aug 25, 2018
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WHERE IS BOOK 2???
by: Hannah

Does anybody know where book 2 is? In the back of book 1, it says, BOOK 2, AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. WHERE IS BOOK 2???

Jul 28, 2018
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O My Gosh!
by: sara

I read the first few chapters, (my little sister owns the book) and I thought it was unrealistic. Then, as the book went on, I fell in love with it! Now I understand why people are going crazy over this book! I'm currently on chapter 17. I love it!

Jul 24, 2018
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A really great read!
by: heavenlyhorses

I love this book so much! I just couldn't put it down! This tops canterwood crest, and that's really saying something!

Jul 22, 2018
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Five stars is not enough for this book!
by: Dream

I LOVE THIS BOOK! This is my favorite series (even if I haven't read the second book :) This is a MUST READ type of book. My favorite character has got to be Chance the awesome smart amazing leader! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SECOND BOOK!

Jul 20, 2018
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LOVE THE HOOFBEAT QUESTS!
by: Anonymous

You know how they made a fan page for the Wilson sisters or whatever? Well, we should make a fan page for the hoofbeat quests! Oh, and to the current Anonymous, I love your poem. :)

Jul 17, 2018
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A poem I made of me while I read the sneak peek...
by: Anonymous

When Shining Star let out her shriek, I couldn't barely take a peek,
My heart thumping in my chest, I scrolled down to read the rest,
Suddenly Chester stumbled, "oh my gosh," I mumbled,
What happened next, I could hardly imagine if not for the text,
Shining Star is gone, then, only does it dawn (on me)...

IT'S OVER AND I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

Jul 11, 2018
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Best Book EVER!
by: Pony Up

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!

My favorite character is Chester.

My favorite part is when *slight spoiler* Raven falls through the snow covered, frozen over river, and Chance almost dies saving her.

My favorite herd is Herd Red Bird.

And my favorite thing about the book is EVERYTHING!

There's humor, romance, thrills, chills, and just plain AAAGGGHHHs!

I highly recommend this book!

Jul 03, 2018
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:o
by: Lover of horses

Super cool! Love the preview!

Jul 03, 2018
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Just a heads up
by: Anonymous

Howdy Hoofbeat Quests readers! Come join our Hoofbeat Quests book series chat! If you haven't read the books yet, and have questions, come visit our chat! All horse-crazy girls invited!

Jul 01, 2018
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by: Loves Horses

I am stunned. That preview was so impressive. I read the rest of the preview off of Amazon, and... Wow. I'll have to find that one in the library... Wow.

Jun 30, 2018
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Awesome
by: H.O.R.S.E

I really like that beginning. It was gripping. I love a good horse book where the horses are the main characters. There are too many books where the story is focused on the rider, and not the horse. I look forward to reading this.

Jun 29, 2018
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Sounds good
by: harry the horse

Sounds like a pretty good read. I read the rest of the preview off Amazon, and already, in the first chapter, it's exciting. Fantastic preview. I'll have to find it at the library.

Jun 29, 2018
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LOVE LOVE LOVE!
by: Anonymous

This book is so amazing! That first part we get to read barely covers anything! If you liked that, check out that book in the library! It's so good! Deserves a million stars in rating!

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