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"a splendid debut!"

Gordath Wood is just a splendid book! It begins with jumpers (horses that are trained to handle courses with hurdles) and the people who train and care for them. When Lynn Romano decides to ride the prized horse, Dungiven, home through the Gordath Wood instead of loading him into the trailer; the decision changes her life. She finds herself in a kind of medieval land where the two lords, Tharp and Terrick war over the Red Gate Bridge and the right to control something uncontrollable.

Gordath Wood has opened and closed at will since the last Guardian left. It controls the passage from the Now we know to the Then, a land of knights, swords and horses. Lynn has all she can do to keep her head on her shoulders. She is followed into the woods by one of her protégés Kate; who also gets lost and ends up in a camp of the Terrick army while Lynn is captured by one of Tharp's men.

Meanwhile, Joe, Lynn's stable hand and lover, tries his best to see what is happening to the Woods he knows and how to find Lynn and Kate. The horse's owner, Mrs. Hunt is no help at all and seems not to care about the outcome of her best stallion and trainer.

This book is full of plots, magics, love and mysteries. It is a good read and for a first novel, is excellent. Congratulations to the author and I hope to read more from her soon.

Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted December 19, 2008

SUMMARY

**A PNR Reviewer Recommended Read**

Worlds collide in Gordath Wood.

Something strange is happening in Gordath Wood, the old woods surrounding a training stable called Hunter’s Chase. The police think Lynn Romano and Kate Mossland have been murdered, but what actually occurred is much stranger. They’ve gone through a hole between worlds, into a medieval society at war. In a world that doesn’t ordinarily have use for women, the danger is great—good thing Lynn and Kate aren’t your ordinary women.

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Gordath Wood
by Patrice Sarath

Ace Books
June 1, 2008
Available: June 24, 2008
ISBN #0441016413
EAN #9780441016419
336 pages
Paperback
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