“Unputdownable” (HIM magazine on DEATH'S HEAD) “A fine example of this genre” (Gay Times on FORTUNES OF WAR) “A powerfu. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die. Even under the brightest sun, the frigid autumn sea is all the colors of the night: dark blue and.
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Mutt Malvern, the son of Sean's boss, torments Sean incessantly. Though Sean tries to ignore Mutt, he dreams of independence. After riding a recently captured piebald mare named Skata, Sean warns that she will kill someone. Uncomfortable with the idea of riding a capaill uisce, Puck decides to ride her island pony, Dove, and she registers for the races, despite objections from the other riders who see a girl on the beach as bad luck.
When Sean first sees Puck on the beach where she is knocked from her mount, he tells her to keep her pony off his beach, and though Puck considers withdrawing from embarrassment, her determination is reinforced after Benjamin Malvern visits to warn her that she and her brothers are about to be evicted since no one has paid on the house since her parents' deaths.
Malvern's son, Mutt, shows his ongoing contempt for Sean at the expense of the brutal loss of a colt.
While on a boat, Mutt allows a capaill uisce to attack Fundamental. Fundamental is a colt that is one of Sean's charges. Although Sean tries to save Fundamental, he fails.
Sean wants to quit his job, but he cannot stand the thought of losing Corr, his beloved capaill stallion. When Sean and Puck catch a ride to town with Thomas Gratton, they talk about the race.
After Puck admits how much she loves the island, Sean offers to let her ride a capaill. Since Puck wants to be sure that a capaill is more likely to win than Dove, she and Sean race. Though Sean's mare is faster, the horse jumps from the cliffs, leaving Puck as the victor. Puck insists on riding Dove in the race.
Sean objects when he learns Mutt plans to ride Skata in the race, but Mutt is indifferent to his employee's fear that Skata will kill someone. At the bonfire where riders declare their intent to participate in the Scorpio Races, the men object to Puck's involvement, but Sean defends her courage, forcing the others to concede. Inspired by her courage, he confronts Malvern about downloading Corr and resigns when his employer refuses.
During a fierce storm, Gabe rescues his siblings from a capaill's attack and takes them to stay with the Grattons until the storm passes. The storm also causes the horses at Malvern Yard to act up.
Though Sean wants to prove how invaluable he is, he helps anyway.
He cannot bring himself to let a horse be injured because of his games with Malvern. Malvern insists that Sean's actions change nothing. Puck is furious when she learns about Sean's situation, assuring him that Corr belongs to him no matter what the law says. After Sean rescues Corr from Mutt's cruel training techniques, Malvern agrees to sell Corr to Sean if they win the race.
Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion.
He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different.
She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her much of a choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive.