Rider

by Joanne Hall
Release date: June 2013
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

‘The Art of Forgetting is compelling and beautifully written . . . It's not a book I'll be forgetting any time soon!’ - Emma Pass, author of Author of ‘ACID’, Random House

‘A roistering romp, with darker undercurrents... Intriguing characters in a setting both familiar and different' - Francis Knight, author of ‘Fade to Black’, Orbit publishing

‘...another excellent addition to Joanne Hall’s rapidly growing collection of published works.’ - Robert Harkess, author of ‘Aphrodite’s Dawn’, Salt Publishing.

‘With characters real enough to touch and a storyline that tugs on the heartstrings... a tale that will linger long after the pages close.’ - Fantasy Faction

A young boy leaves his village to become a cavalryman with the famous King’s Third regiment; in doing so he discovers both his past and his destiny.

Gifted and cursed with a unique memory, the foundling son of a notorious traitor, Rhodri joins an elite cavalry unit stationed in the harbour town of Northpoint. His training reveals his talents and brings him friendship, love and loss, and sexual awakening; struggling with his memories of his father who once ruled there, he begins to discover a sense of belonging. That is, until a face from the past reveals a secret that will change not only Rhodri’s life but the fate of a nation. Then, on his first campaign, he is forced to face the extremes of war and his own nature.

This, the first part of The Art of Forgetting, is a gripping story about belonging and identity, set in a superbly imagined and complex world that is both harsh and beautiful.

updated 2017-07-24

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