Michael Blake
Academy Award Winner
Best-selling Author
Dances With Wolves
In this award-winning novella, Michael Blake tells the thrilling tale of a man, a horse and the search for peace amidst the horrors of the First World War. Stranded behind enemy lines, Ledyard Dixon must find his way to safety over the perilous expanses of no man's land. An abandoned cavalry horse he calls Drayton becomes Ledyard's comrade. Drawn together in a companionship stronger than any human bond, horse and rider fight for life, for love, and for a return to the kind of peace that only home can offer... but will they ever find their way home?

This Special edition is illustrated with original paintings by John Solie. It has a limited print of 1000 copies, numbered and signed.

100 Pages
19 Illustrations

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"This is the real war horse. There is no greater tale of the bond between a rider and his steed. This book is a teaching. If we learn the lesson, that man and animal are totally connected, there might be a future."
-- John Densmore, author, Riders on the Storm, My Life with Jim Morrison and The Doors.

"Michael Blake is one of the best storytellers of our time. With Into The Stars, he returns with a riveting and heart-
rending tale of man and war -  and his eternal partner, the horse, who brings freedom, redemption and grace."
-- Deanne Stillman, author Mustang: The Saga of the Wild
   Horse in the American West, and Desert Reckoning.

"Why did this tale affect me so? Maybe because I'm a child of WWII? Or because of my love for animals? Perhaps. But mainly because surviving - no matter how damaged - the insanity of war with the help of, and the love for a fellow creature resonated deeply with me. I could not stop reading and my emotions were held captured."
-- John Kay - Steppenwolf.

"A young American soldier, lost behind enemy lines in WWI sees a riderless horse. From that moment in time their lives are forever intertwined. This remarkable adventure of survival, escape, and rising above the dark memories of war is Michael Blake's best novel so far. You won't be able to put it down."
-- John Coinman, Music Supervisor Dances With Wolves