numen most puissant and wise: The spotted horse with the jewel between his eyes, On wings of flame he flies
The yellow dun treads on the topaz of the sun; The hooves of the white have left his mark. on the pearl of the mottled moon. Black runs the charger in the clouds of the thunder, The blood bay gallops in the hot sere wind. numen most puissant and wise: The spotted horse with the jewel between his eyes, On wings of flame he flies, On wings of flame. Chapter One. Shuntali! The title was not a name. It designated an outcast, an unperson, a member of the class that beggars could look down on, could shout at if they chose.
It was not yet morning. Darkness lay all around. I have seen a familiar face at the hostelry, Seda said. He did not understand. He did not understand One of those who fought with you. A pinched face, small eyes like those of an animal. Weasel-face, I call him to myself. Fully awake now, Kyrem threw off his blankets. They have followed us here? But weeks have gone by. I thought we were rid of them long since!. Vashtins do not ride. Seda had grown more talkative of late. If they have followed us, likely they have only.
Swords and sorcery fill this fantasy about an outcast girl who teams. Nancy Springer has passed the fifty-book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery - although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession.
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Swords and sorcery fill this fantasy about an outcast girl who teams up with a prince to break a supernatural curse that could destroy their warring kingdoms In the kingdom of Vashti, a shuntali is an outcast-an unperson. One day, a young warrior gallops into the city astride a magnificent blue stallion. He is Prince Kyrem of Deva, and he has come to Vashti on a mission of peace between the warring kingdoms. En route, he is attacked by brigands only to be rescued by a rag-tag stable boy who seems to have a way with horses.
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Wings of Flame - Nancy Springer. Lead us, he murmured to the girl.
Wings of Flame - Nancy Springer. They walked one on either side of Omber’s head, coaxing him forward, coughing in the smoke, thinking they would die in the smoke-but in a moment they were outside at last, and the shuntali slipped the blindfold off the steed. Kyrem vaulted onto his mount. The stableboy got back into her shirt, silent and shivering. There was shouting in the darkness all around, pounding of hooves under the trees, and the inn-the inn was going up in flames. You can’t go back there, said Kyrem.
Wings of Flame is a vibrant book that deals with the lonliness of a a girl lower than a slave, a king that wants freedom, and a prince held as a hostage for peace. All come together through a blue roan stallion and the Horse God Suth. All in all a great book. Teen and Young Adult. Literature & Fiction.
More hardworking sword and sorcery from the author of the Vale trilogy.
Publisher: Time Warner Books UK (April 17, 1986)
Pages: 256 pages
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