Bad enough Matt Del Toro is the greenest greenhorn in the family’s centuries-old business: riding down and destroying werewolf-like creatures, known as skinners. He must
also learn how to match his father’s skills at monster hunting. Odds of doing that? Yeah, about a million to one. Because Matt’s father is the legendary Javier Del Toro—hunter, scholar, and a true
caballero: a gentleman of the horse.
Now, with the skinners multiplying, both in numbers and ferocity, Matt is desperate to keep his father and hot-tempered older brother from killing each other, prevent
his new friend, Perry—a horse-crazy girl who recently moved to their small town of Huerfano, Colorado—from discovering the true nature of his odder-than-oddball family, and save a group of
scientists from getting skinner-ed.
Luckily, Matt has twelve hundred pounds of backup in his best friend—El Cid, an Andalusian war stallion with the ability of human speech, more fighting savvy than a
medieval knight, and a heart as big and steadfast as the Rocky Mountains.
Serious horse power.
Those skinners don't stand a chance.
What Folks Are Saying about DEL TORO MOON:
"I loved this wildly original, pulse-pounding tale of a boy carrying on his family’s legacy of protecting their rural community from bloodthirsty, supernatural skinners. Medieval Spanish myth
meets the Hispanic culture of rugged southern Colorado to create a captivating story of modern-day knights. I was enthralled by the talking warhorses, who I adored as much as the multi-layered and
brave human characters. The relationships among family and friends (both human and equine) were deeply moving, while the intense, high-stakes action scenes sent my heart galloping. Del Toro Moon
honors the bonds of family and friendship, the courage to fulfill tough duties, the respect for culture and home, and the losses that come with triumphs. Unique and memorable, this story will stay
with me for a long time to come."
~ Laura Resau, Américas Award-Winning author of The Lightning Queen
"A rip-roaring monster slaying adventure with heart and humor, cleverly situated in the contemporary mountains and canyons of southern Colorado. This fresh and fun exploration of tough familial
relationships, modern knights, and talking horses is sure to appeal to fans of The Ranger’s Apprentice and equine enthusiasts."
~ Todd Mitchell, author of The Last
Panther and The Traitor King
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