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Authors: Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

The Guardian Herd

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DEDICATION

FOR MY GUARDIAN HERD, THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ME

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EPIGRAPH

He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all.

—
Richard Bach
, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

HERDS
RIVER HERD

The black foal:

STAR—
solid-black yearling colt with black feathers, white star on forehead

Under-stallions:

THUNDERSKY—
dark-bay stallion with vibrant crimson feathers, black mane and tail, wide white blaze, two hind white socks. Previously Thunderwing, over-stallion of Sun Herd. Deceased

HAZELWIND—
buckskin stallion with jade feathers, black mane and tail, big white blaze, two white hind socks

SUMMERWIND—
handsome palomino pinto stallion with violet feathers. Deceased

ICERIVER—
older dark-silver stallion with powder-blue feathers, white mane, white ringlet tail, blue eyes, white star on forehead. Sire of Lightfeather. Previous over-stallion of Snow Herd. Deceased

GRASSWING—
crippled palomino stallion with pale-green feathers, flaxen mane and tail, white blaze, one white front sock. Deceased

CLAWFIRE—
white stallion with blue-gray feathers, jagged scar on face, gold eyes. Born to Snow Herd, joined River Herd

Medicine Mare:

SWEETROOT—
council-mare. Old chestnut pinto with dark-pink feathers, chestnut mane and tail, white star on forehead

Mares:

SILVERLAKE—
council-mare. Light-gray mare with silver feathers, white mane and tail, four white socks. Previously Silvercloud, lead mare of Sun Herd

CRYSTALFEATHER—
small chestnut mare with bright-blue feathers, two front white socks, white strip on face

DAWNFIR—
spotted bay mare with dark-blue and white feathers, black mane and tail. Deceased

ROWANWOOD—
blue roan mare with dark-yellow and blue feathers, white mane and tail, two hind white socks

DEWBERRY—
battle mare. Bay pinto with emerald feathers, black mane and tail, thin blaze on forehead, two white hind anklets

LIGHTFEATHER—
small white mare with white feathers, white ringlet tail, white mane. Star's dam. Born to Snow Herd, adopted by Sun Herd. Deceased

MOSSBERRY—
elderly light-bay mare with dark-magenta feathers, black mane and tail, crescent moon on forehead and white snip on nose, two white hind anklets. Deceased

Yearlings:

MORNINGLEAF—
elegant chestnut filly with bright-aqua feathers, flaxen mane and tail, four white socks, amber eyes, wide blaze

BUMBLEWIND—
friendly bay pinto colt with gold feathers tipped in brown, black mane and tail, thin blaze on face

ECHOFROST—
sleek silver filly with a mix of dark- and light-purple feathers, white mane and tail, one white sock

BRACKENTAIL—
big brown colt with orange feathers, brown mane and tail, two hind white socks, golden eyes

FLAMESKY—
red roan filly with dark-emerald and gold feathers

STRIPESTORM—
liver chestnut colt with bright-yellow feathers, red mane and tail, thin white blaze

SHADEPEBBLE—
heavily spotted exotic silver filly with pale-pink feathers, black mane and tail, thin blaze, three white socks. Born a dud and a runt to Mountain Herd, joined River Herd

MOUNTAIN HERD

ROCKWING—
over-stallion. Magnificent spotted silver stallion with dark-blue and gray feathers, black mane and tail highlighted with white, one white front anklet. Deceased

HEDGEWIND—
flight instructor. Bay stallion with gray feathers, black mane and tail, thin white blaze

FROSTFIRE—
captain. White stallion with violet-tipped light-blue feathers, dark-gray mane and tail, one blue eye. Born to Snow Herd, adopted by Mountain Herd

LARKSONG—
sky herder. Buckskin mare with dark-blue feathers, white snip on nose, black mane and tail

BIRCHCLOUD—
lead mare. Light bay mare with green feathers, two white front socks

DARKLEAF—
sky herder. Dun mare with black dorsal stripe, purple feathers, black mane and tail, white snip on nose, golden eyes

STARFROST—
white colt, pale-yellow feathers edged in white, light-green eyes, curly tail

SNOW HERD

TWISTWING—
over-stallion. Red dun stallion with olive-green feathers, black mane and tail. Deceased

PETALCLOUD—
lead mare. Power-seeking gray mare with violet feathers, silver mane and tail, one white sock, wide blaze on face

STORMTAIL—
Ice Warrior. Gigantic gray dappled stallion, purple feathers, black mane and tail, black eyes

GRAYSTONE—
Ice Warrior. White stallion, silver mane and tail, pale-yellow feathers each with a silver center, blue eyes

RIVERSUN—
black piebald filly, black-tipped violet feathers, wide blaze, green eyes

DESERT HERD

SANDWING—
over-stallion. Proud palomino stallion with dark-yellow feathers, wide white blaze, one white sock. Deceased

REDFIRE—
captain. Tall copper chestnut stallion with dark-gold feathers, dark-red mane and tail, white star on forehead

SUNRAY—
spy and sky herder. Golden buckskin mare with light-purple feathers, black mane and tail, white star and snip on face

RAINCLOUD—
legendary mare. Fine-boned palomino. Deceased

JUNGLE HERD

The black foal:

NIGHTWING—
ancient stallion, solid-black with black feathers. Born to Jungle Herd. Known as the Destroyer. Immortal

SMOKEWING—
over-stallion. Speckled bay stallion with brown and white spotted feathers, black mane and tail, white snip on nose. Deceased

ASHRAIN—
battle mare. Wiry dark-bay mare with yellow and green feathers, one white sock, snip on nose

SPRINGTAIL—
battle aide. Light-bay piebald mare with dark-blue feathers, brown-and-white tail

SPIDERWING—
legendary over-stallion. Deceased

HOLLYBLAZE—
legendary sister of Spiderwing. Spotted bay weanling filly with brilliant gold-tipped emerald feathers, two white front socks, light-brown eyes, black mane and tail, wide blaze on face. Deceased

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