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Beyond Acacia Ridge

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Straggletail is the lowest-ranking female hyena in the Eastern Plain Clan, the punching bag. Glossycoat is the clan’s princess, destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become the matriarch.

When the two hyenas form an unexpected alliance, they set off on a perilous journey in search of the place where the sun goes at night. They meet strange creatures, brave the
Kindle Edition, 74 pages
Published May 6th 2019 by Goal Publications
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Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beyond Acacia Ridge is a very sweet story with a message we could all likely use to hear. An enjoyable furry read for all ages.
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: animals, furry, kindle
What stands out in this short, sweet story is the hyena behaviour. These aren't just furry humans, or dogs in disguise; the author has studied her species and it shows. For people who want something a bit like The Lion King, but more hyena-y. ...more
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: furry-literature
I really enjoyed this story. Short but sweet, heart-warming, adventurous and encouraging all at once!
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
While this story suffers from janky pacing and some mediocre character writing, I still find the overall story it had to tell enjoyable. The author's extensive knowledge of realistic hyena behavior also lends it a unique and sometimes educational edge. That alone, combined with the short length, makes it worth a read in my eyes. ...more
Mary Lowd
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a very sweet coming-of-age story about two young hyenas.
Mar 24, 2022 rated it really liked it
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A cute short story about hyenas finding love and breaking clan rules for the better.

More stories should be written about hyenas. Just sayin’ .
Nenekiri Bookwyrm
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beyond Acacia Ridge was a wholesome adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I feel like I learned a good deal about hyena behavior from Amy's descriptions and her knowledge and expertise definitely shines through. Straggletail is a protagonist that echoes feelings of inadequacy and seeing her grow during the arcs of the story was lovely. My biggest complaint is that the ending conflict didn't feel quite natural with the pacing of the story up to that point. Would recommend to people who lov ...more
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