Sky Rider | Podium Audio

Spellmonger Cadet

Sky Rider

Book 3

By: Terry Mancour

Performed by: Finty Williams

Released: November 12, 2019

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 10 hr, 9 min

Lady Lenodara of Westwood, called the Hawkmaiden – Dara, to her friends – has had an adventurous life: She tamed a falcon when she was 12, learned she had magical talent, discovered that she had a natural aptitude as a beastmaster, won her witchstone at the first Spellmonger’s Trial, became the junior apprentice to Minalan the Spellmonger, Magelord of Sevendor, mastered the ancient magic of the Thoughtful Knife, fought goblins and a dragon, and was made a noble and richly rewarded for her heroics.
Now that she’s safe back home in Sevendor, everything should go back to normal…right?
But a secret project with the Alka Alon Emissary, Ithalia, leads Dara to new troubles and adventures, as the Hawkmaiden assumes new responsibilities. Lady Ithalia wants to use magic to transform her falcon, Frightful, into a giant, so that she and other giant hawks can defend the Five Duchies against dragons in the air. Each hawk is to be ridden by a Sky Rider to aid the fight – and Dara is to be the first.
When Minalan purchases 20 hawks and hires a falconer to aid her efforts, Dara is tasked with building a mews to house them in the Westwood…and encounters her most difficult opponent yet: her father.
Hawkmaiden vs. Master of the Wood, father vs. daughter, Castle Folk vs. Woodfolk, Dara has to choose sides and made compromises in order to see her task completed without bothering the Spellmonger.
But fighting a dragon seems simple compared to challenging the Master of the Wood in his own land. With bandits milling around Sevendor and the threat of exposure for the giant falcon project, Dara has to learn new skills and understand an entirely different kind of magic if she’s to become the first Sky Rider!



Terry Mancour

Terry Mancour is the New York Times–bestselling author of more than thirty books, under his own name and various pseudonyms, including Spartacus (Star Trek: The Next Generation Book 20) and the Spellmonger series (twelve books and counting), among other works. Terry was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1968 (according to his mother) and in 1978 wisely relocated to North Carolina, where he embraced Southern culture and its dedication to compelling narratives and intriguing characterizations. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in religious studies.



Finty Williams