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Friday, January 27, 2012

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday - Horse Charmer by Angelia Almos

Horse Charmer by Angelia Almos. Young adult fantasy novel.

A sheltered princess discovers her remarkable gift with horses while on a dangerous quest to find her father's murderer.

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday Snippet:

The barn was quiet and empty of people as she hurried down the long aisle of stalls. The presence of the horses worked its way through her like a soothing balm. The stallion she'd been riding earlier nickered as soon as he spotted her. Cassia patted his head and reached to unlatch his stall. She stopped. Someone was watching her. She turned to the stall across from him.

The petite mare Luki had given her looked back at her. Even in the dim light, the mare was achingly beautiful compared to the bulky mountain horses around her. Cassia slowly approached her and opened the stall door.

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16 comments:

  1. I love horse stories...nice snippet!

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  2. I love horse stories too. Hmm... I wonder if I can fit a horse into my new book? Seriously though, great snip, and I love the whole premise for the book. Very compelling. I'm going to go grab the sample!

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    1. Thank you, Cary. Very nice of you. You can always fit a horse in a book. :-) At least I often try to.

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  3. Uh, oh! Who's watching her? Nice snippet.

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  4. Definitely want to find out who's watching her...liked the snippet!

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  5. Beautiful snippet. Who's watching? Do give us more next week :-)

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  6. I love horse stories!

    This was really a lovely snippet. I can't wait to read more!

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  7. Oh-oh. Someone's watching... Interesting snippet, makes me want to read more...

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  8. This snippet really evokes a mood. Good set up and nice way to contrast the stallion and the mare, beautifully symbolic. :)

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  9. I wonder if this character is better with horses than humans, or maybe there will be some growth to come. Yeah, and who's watching?

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  10. Wow, it was great to wake up to all these wonderful comments. I'm glad the snippet grabbed everyone. The mare is watching her, but she's a very special mare which is why it feels like "someone" is watching her. Thank you everyone.

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  11. I thought it was the mare watching her. But "bulky" mountain horses? I'd expect sturdy, sure-footed, good hooves, probably not too large, and with a fairly long coat--possibly rough-looking. And is the mare "petite" (short) or just finer-boned and sleeker?
    (I have lots of horses in my sci-fi, and more to come.)

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    1. LOL She loves her mountain horses, but was trying for a little contrast. :-) I was thinking Mustangs vs. a desert Arab. Though all have their beauty, but when standing next to each other one will look much finer-boned and sleeker than the other.

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  12. I love the idea of the beauty of the horse being almost hypnotizing.

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