On a night when the sky is alive with shooting stars, a baby squirrel is found abandoned on a distant beach. Adopted by a kindly squirrel, Urchin is raised by the animals of Mistmantle, all the while unaware of his powerful destiny and the role he will play in the island's future. Mistmantle has always been a free society, but under the new influence of the villainous squirrel captain Husk, the king has enacted dreadful new laws and made slaves of those who were once his loyal subjects. When Urchin's hero, Captain Crispin, is framed for a terrible murder and banished from the island, Urchin has a special role to play. With only his wits and a few friends to guide him, Urchin sets out to restore justice and bring back peace and freedom to Mistmantle.
Beautifully written, with gorgeous line drawings throughout, Urchin of the Riding Stars is a tale of high adventure, fantasy, and suspense that is sure to become a modern classic....Continua