The Scorpio Races
A breathtaking novel set in the wilds of Ireland, from
the bestselling author of Shiver, Linger and
Stay alive, stay astride, stay out of the water…
Every November, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the chalk cliffs
Thousands gather to watch the horses and the sea that washes the
blood from the sand.
The mounts are capaill uisce: savage
There are no horses more beautiful, more fearless, more
deadly. To race them can be suicide but the danger is
Sean Kendrick knows the dangers of the capaill uisce.
With one foot in the ocean and one on land, he is the only man on
the island capable of taming the beasts. He races
to prove something both to himself and to the horses.
Puck Connolly enters the races to save her family. But the horse
she rides is an ordinary little mare, just as Puck is an ordinary
When Sean sees Puck on the beach he doesn’t think she belongs.
He doesn’t realize his fate will become entwined in hers.
They both enter the Races hoping to change their lives. But
first they’ll have to survive.
Romantic and steeped in legend
Maggie Stiefvater is a master at writing both romance and heart-pounding
Her books have consistently debuted at #1 on the NYT bestseller
PRAISE FOR SCORPIO RACES
“If The Scorpio Races sounds like nothing you’ve
ever read, that’s because it is. The capaill
uisce are exhilarating, frightening creations… Stiefvater has
successfully plumbed lesser-known myths and written a complex literary
thriller” – New York Times
The bestselling author of Shiver (2009)
and Linger (2010) turns the
legend of the water horse into a taut, chilling, romantic adventure. The
water horses are breathtakingly well-imagined, glorious
and untamably violent. The final race, with Sean and Puck each
protecting each other but both determined to win, comes to a pitch-perfect
conclusion. Masterful. Like nothing else out there now.
– Kirkus Review
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