Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, Book 4)
Adam Blade, Cherith Baldry
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One boy's journey to help his village becomes a quest to save the kingdom. Features a fearsome new beast in every book!
A mysterious force has been creeping over the plains of Avantia. The animals are stampeding, and brush fires sweep the prairie. The farmers are spooked--whispers of a mysterious horseman are spreading as fast as the stampedes. And now that someone has disappeared on a cattle drive, suspicion runs high.
Tom and Elenna speed to the plains to stop Tagus the Night Mare before he can do any more damage. But Tom ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time and is mistakenly thrown in jail. Can he win the trust of the people--and his own freedom--before it's too late to stop Tagus?
Scripts also predict an unlikely hero. They say that a boy shall take up the Quest to free the beasts and save the kingdom. We hope this young boy will take up the Quest. Will you join us as we wait and watch? Avantia salutes you, Aduro PROLOGUE VICTOR AWOKE WITH A START. GRABBING HIS sword, he sat up and looked around wildly. It was just before dawn and the sky was beginning to lighten in the east. The coals from last night’s campfire were still glowing red. Victor surveyed the plain —
Adam and the other guards marched Tom through the streets, with the rest of the men following close on their heels. Tom tried to pull away from the rough grip of his captors, but it was no use. These men were twice his size, and strong. “Why won’t you listen to me?” Tom pleaded. “I don’t know anything about your son.” “Then tell me, why are you here?” Adam asked him. “And what’s so important about what you have to do?” “I can’t tell you that,” he answered. Tom knew he had to keep his Beast
Tom knew it, he was surrounded by an angry mob. Men were waving weapons and yelling at the top of their lungs. Hearing the commotion, a guard approached the crowd. Seeing Tom, he drew his sword and called to the other guards at the prison. “It’s the boy who’s been causing the stampedes.” Someone grabbed Storm’s reins and another pulled Victor from the saddle. Victor let out a cry of pain. Before he had a chance to flee, Tom, too, was dragged from Storm’s back. The crowd was so worked up that
the lasso around the Beast’s neck, so it would hold fast. Tom didn’t even need to flick the reins. Storm knew what to do, and bolted in the other direction, tugging the lasso securely into place. Tagus let out a bellow of rage. His horse-body reared as the rope pulled tightly around his neck. CHAPTER EIGHT CHASE TO THE HILLS STORM CHARGED ACROSS THE PRAIRIE. BUT the rope wasn’t very long — they couldn’t keep running. “Stop, Storm!” Tom yelled, holding tightly on to the lasso with one hand
be knocked out cold. But Tom had another plan. Just before the two met in a bloody collision, Tom slid to the ground. He went right under Tagus’s thrashing hooves, grabbing the rope that trailed along on the ground. Standing up, Tom now held the rope in his hand. Tagus pawed at the ground furiously. His eyes glared red with pure hate. Rearing up, the Beast charged again, this time with even more speed and anger. Where was Storm? Tom wondered. It wasn’t like his horse to abandon him. Without