In Tremeirchson, a barn leader’s children are expected to follow their parents into the sky, becoming riders of the winged horses that are the medieval Welsh village’s legacy. Neither Emma nor Davyd, however, want to follow that tradition. Sixteen-year-old Emma risks losing her family by following her heart. She not only loves a rival’s colt, but a rival’s son as well. Davyd, also sixteen, is plagued with a secret—he is afraid of heights. He cannot join his family aloft in the Aerial Games that provide the entire village with its livelihood. Risking public humiliation and his parents’ disappointment, he struggles to find a way to reveal his secret and still contribute to the family’s legacy. Meanwhile, the winged horses begin to die.
“Love, treachery, FLYING HORSES, and adventure are packed in to this wonderful first novel from Linda Ulleseit. Set in a medieval Wales town called Tremeirchson; a young woman, Emma, works with two brothers to try and save the flying horses which are the legacy of their town. Navigating the infuriating politics of the adults, and her own confused heart – Emma, with Davyd and Evan, must figure out what is wrong with the herd and save the traditions of Tremeirchson.Jeannette Lewis
Linda’s passion for storytelling shines in this novel. Highly recommend On a Wing and a Dare.”
“ Lots to love about this book, and I recommend it. ”Linda Benson, author