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Jean Rabe

Jean Rabe lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A former journalist, she has written numerous bestselling novels for TSR/WOTC in their Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, and Dungeons & Dragons worlds. She has also sold stories to numerous anthologies. The Finest Creation, the first title in her Finest series for Tor/Forge Books, was followed by The Finest Choice. Her latest, The Finest Challenge, completes the trilogy.

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The Finest Creation

by Jean Rabe

They were the Finest Creations - mystically forged creatures of perfection sent by the creators to aid the Fallen (mankind) during their mortal existence.Though they resemble ordinary horses they are highly intelligent, capable of communicating telepathically and completely moral. They are assigned to bond with individuals of great potential and then protect them from harm while guiding them along a path of virtue.

This is as it has been for years unto creation .... but when a young Finest is separated from its mentor before it has been invested with its assignment, the result of an ambush by evil forces bent on corrupting men, the young equine accepts the charge of two orphans to its care not realizing that man's potential may rest in their future...... And that the path forward is already being diverted by an evil mastermind whose manipulation of court politics and affairs of state might instigate a new dark age upon the light of civilization.

The Finest Series combines elements of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series with C.S.Lewis's Narnia for an inspiring tale of mystical intrigue and the crucible of morality for mankind.

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The Finest Choice

by Jean Rabe

They were the Finest Creations - mystically forged creatures of perfection sent by the creators to aid the Fallen (mankind). Though they resemble ordinary horses, the Finest are highly intelligent, capable of communicating telepathically, and completely moral. They are assigned to bond with individuals of great potential and then protect them from harm while guiding them along a path of virtue.

Gallant-Stallion has found his charge, a young girl by the name of Kalantha, whose brother is soon to be king and pawn of a deceitful and murderous bishop who covets the royal power and has allied himself with creatures of the dark arts. The Finest has successfully removed her from the bishop's influence but now must contend with the other temptations of the world - the lure of power, the mystery of learning and knowledge, and the intrigue and freedom of adventure and independence.

The Finest series combines elements of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series with C.S. Lewis’s Narnia for an inspiring tale of mystical intrigue and the crucible of morality for mankind.

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The Finest Challenge

by Jean Rabe

They were the Finest Creations - mystically forged creatures of perfection sent by the creators to aid the Fallen (mankind) during their mortal existence. Though they resemble ordinary horses they are highly intelligent, capable of communicating telepathically, and completely moral. They are assigned to bond with individuals of great potential and to protect them from harm while guiding them along a path of virtue.

Kalantha has successfully rescued her brother from the shadow of the evil bishop's bellicose influence, but now finds herself cut off from both him and her Finest protector, Gallant Stallion. All three must race against the clock to curtail the unnecessary war that the Bishop’s minions have engineered. And, still lurking in the shadows and prowling the night skies is the avian menace whose dreams of a carrion-strewn countryside can still come through if their equine nemesis is neutralized.

The Finest series combines elements of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series with C.S. Lewis’s Narnia to tell an inspiring tale of moral and mystical intrigue.

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When the Husband Is the Suspect

by F. Lee Bailey and Jean Rabe

F. Lee Bailey takes the stand with Jean Rabe in When the Husband Is the Suspect. Based on his phenomenally successful career as one of America's legendary trial lawyers, F. Lee Bailey explores the recent spate of spousal homicides which have grabbed the public interest with names such as Sam Shepherd, Scott Peterson and Michael Schiavo garnering national attention.

Bailey, the bestselling author of The Defense Never Rests, reveals his behind-the-scenes insights into some of America's most legendary courtroom battles, including the trials of Sam Shepherd and O.J. Simpson.

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