The Scorpio RacesBook - 2011
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A fantasy about the yearly race of vicious and deadly water horses and a girl who risks everything to compete. Available in book, audiobook CD, Playaway, and e-audiobook formats.
MelifluousView Oct 30, 2017
Puck and Sean were great characters that I enjoyed getting to know. The Capaill Uisce were an interesting magical aspect that made me want to read more. It wasn't a light book, but it slowly drew me in as these characters worked to find their place on the island.
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LVCCLD_KathyD thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
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Other: There are some very descriptive scenes of violence so if you do not like blood then....and there is the language, not alot but some. The book overall is good but if you are under 12 years of age,eh, not really for you. It has horses alright but the thing is, they are scary horses. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU DO NOT LIKE BLOOD.
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On the island of Thisby, autumn brings with it the capall uisce -- fey "water horses" that long to drown or eat men. Since people can remember, the brave and foolish have tried to tame the horses in order to ride them in the Scorpio Races each November. Puck is an orphan who takes care of her three brothers. When she finds out her house will be taken from her if she doesn't pay for it, she enters herself in the Races -- the first girl ever to ride. Sean Kendrick is also an orphan, his father taken from him by the Races he loves. For him, winning the Race would mean getting everything he loves, his red water horse Corr and freedom. Even though Puck and Sean are competing, they are drawn to each other, two stubborn, determined and passionate souls. But will the Race tear them apart?