The Last Rider
At the age of fourteen, Brooke is beautiful, deceptive, cunning, and deadly. She is an expert archer, and aspires to join the Guard, a rebellious group trying to over throw their King and stop the war destroying their land. Her Aunt, however, has something else she wishes for her young niece- the life of a house wife.
Unable to persuade her Aunt, Brooke does as she is told, and puts off her dreams, settling for reading of heroes instead. One, in particular, is her favorite: The Red Rider- a hero who was never seen, never caught, and never treated as a true hero. The story of the illusive Red Rider comes with a catch- he or she may still be alive.
One day, Brooke's seemingly boring life turns upside down when a strange woman claims to know her Aunt. But when they confront each other, it's obvious there is bad blood, which is taken to the next level when Brooke's home is burned and her Aunt is no where to be found. All that remained of the place she once called home: A blood red cape- identical to the one in her stories.
To free her Aunt, and find the mysterious woman, Brooke sets out on her own, putting her true skills to the test as she accidently gets caught in between the warring sides, and battles off hordes of men trying to capture her as well. Meanwhile, the stranger she had seen proves herself more than once to be a friend, while at the same time putting Brook in harms way like that of an enemy. When everything is finally revealed to Brooke, about herself, her Aunt, and the Red Rider, can Brooke come to terms about who she really is- and what she is to become?