The Hoofbeat Quests
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!