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Toby Bishop

Louise Marley/ Toby Bishop(1952- )
Toby Bishop is a pseudonym of science fiction author Louise Marley. Louise Marley used to be a concert and opera singer, but now indulges her taste for the dramatic by writing fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction with a dash of the fantastic under her own name and the pseudonym Toby Bishop. She also teaches young adult and adult writer’s workshops, and teaches for the Long Ridge Writers Group. Read or listen to excerpts of The Horsemistress Saga at Toby Bishop’s website.

The Horsemistress Saga

The Horsemistress Saga — (2006-2008) Publisher: In the Duchy of Oc, the most precious of creatures are the winged horses blessed by the goddess Kalla. When one is born, it is immediately taken to the Academy of the Air to be trained and watched over. But when a spirited peasant girl bonds with a winged horse of her own, the Academy gets more than it bargained for.

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Airs Beneath the Moon: Not the best school fantasy

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Airs Beneath the Moon by Toby Bishop

Ever encounter one of those books that you really wished you'd enjoyed more than you had? For me, Toby Bishop's Airs Beneath the Moon was one of those books.

There's something truly solid here, a pretty good foundation with some strong writing structurally speaking, with the exception of the fact that Bishop seems to think that a comma can always replace the word 'and'. It can't.

There's also some fun support characters, like Hester Golden, who's a good friend of young Lark, the heroine. And Phillipa Winter, a Horsemistress who the book spends a great deal of time on, is solid and likeable, if a bit Professor McGonagall-ish. I liked Lark's brothers, too, though I didn't see much of them.

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