The Black Stallion and Satan (The Black Stallion, #5)
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The Black Stallion and Satan (The Black Stallion #5)

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When the Black is returned to Alec Ramsey, the whole racing world, including Alec himself, wonders which horse is faster: the great stallion or his son, Satan.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 14th 1992 by Yearling Books (first published 1949)
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Now this is more like it. The Black is back, with his small, proud head, his finely molded muzzle, his arrogant carriage! And Alec, impetuous and wrong-headed, sure of himself and his stallion. Also Henry, wise, grizzled and always right. Plus adventure! Fires! Horse fights! Horse races! Police action!

Every bit as good as I remembered, but I'd forgotten the painfully awful Italian dialect Farley put in the mouth of Tony who is always referred to as "the huckster". Itsa beeg, beeg shame, thatsa...more
When I read Farley's work I am always amazed at how capable he is of capturing the essence of action and suspense in his adventure stories. You would think that he carried a tape recorder around with him and dictated chaotic events as they were happening so that they could be used later, because the action is so perfectly done, it's as if you're watching it or listening to it yourself. All of this is done without the lengthy descriptions that some authors rely on to express danger or distress. T...more
In the fourth instalment of the series, Alec is facing a crisis - he loves racing Satan, but has begun to feel as if the horse is no longer his. He longs for the days when he had the Black - so when he receives a letter to say that the Black is returning and will be his for real, he is over the moon. But word gets out and soon everyone is speculating as to which is the fastest horse - the Black or his son. A race is devised, with some of the top stallions from around the world invited to take pa...more
I don't have much to say about this one.... There's a lot of lead-in to what ends up being an extremely rushed climax. That was pretty disconcerting.

Also, I wish Farley would have realized that he's crap at having his horse characters meet up in a race, because he loves them all, and stopped doing it. And I think we all figured that the Black was going to (view spoiler), so we didn't really need a book about it, but the premise was actually okay, if...more
Jill Ford moreland
Love the Walter Farley books!
I started re-reading The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley in April and read five more from that series in May: Son of the Black Stallion, The Black Stallion and Satan, The Island Stallion, The Island Stallion's Fury, and The Blood Bay Colt. Only The Black Stallion and Satan was as enjoyable as when I was a kid, though I remember never really caring for the Island Stallion "spin-offs" or the two books on harness racing. Where's Alec and The Black? Bring 'em back!
Lynne Stringer
This was the second Black Stallion book I ever read and I was confused when it started with a different horse, having missed the introduction of Satan in the previous novel. Once I got over my confusion, I found it very enjoyable and though it was well written and well thought out. Loved the exciting race at the end.
Who is faster, the Black Stallion or Satan, his son? No one really knows. The race of the century is on!

And off, as the horses to race are strike with Equine Infectious Anemia and must be quarantined.

Will the two great stallions face each other, or will they never make it to the track?
Reading for The Black Stallion Reading Challenge.

I thought I'd read this one before but very little was familiar, most of was new. The writing was okay, nothing special. Farley used a LOT of exclamation points. I did like the portrayal of Alec, it felt realistic.
I'm weeding this because when I opened it the pages fell out, but seriously this has got to be the most awesome title ever. Also it was a trifecta of win when I also found a trippy book about white horses and witchcraft that takes place in Columbus.
Maya Rock
Satan is the Black Stallion's son who is POSSIBLY FASTER THAN THE BLACK STALLION. You really don't want it to be true though and in the end there's a barn fire and they both escape and the Black Stallion runs faster than Satan. What a relief.
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Now that Alec inherits the Black back, this series got good again. I was glued to this book to see what would happen! And it touched my hear to the point of tears to see what Tony and his Nappy (Napoleon) did for Satan and the Black.
Cheryl Rodrigues
one of my very favorite books in the series...this time the race becomes a race for survival. very riviting writing. Walter Farley was excellent at making words alive, letting you feel and see what was happening if only in your own mind.
I raced through this series as a child. Of course, "The Black Stallion" was my favorite, and I read it a few times, but I waited eagerly for any of the books to return to my branch of the library so I could snap them up.
I included this book because it was one of those books that I read as a child that opened the door to "Reading For Pleasure" for me. I recently found an old copy at a 2nd hand book store so I hope to reread it soon.
The first book was the story of a boy and a horse, but the series grows with books on similar themes of overcoming adversity and animal/human bonding. Loved them as a kid.
This book gets competitive with a father and son. (horses). They race against eachother and hate eachother causing caious.
Jackie Krasuski
There was not a Black Stallion book that I could ever put down. The stories are the best.
Another enjoyable read by the author. Terrific storyline and great characters as usual.
well wat i learrn from dis book is that stick up for other people and not just yo self
This is my favorite "Black Stallion" book. And Satan is the name of a horse.
My Second favorite of the Black Stallion Series after Black Stallion Mystery.
That horses are the same as humans they fight when people are on our own turf
This book was a very intense book. I mean look at the cover! :)
A great entry into the series. Satan is the Black Stallion's son.
Oct 06, 2010 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: horse lovers
Recommended to Jessica by: me
See the first book in the series for a full review.
Dec 10, 2010 Connie added it
May be a bit much for young readers, but I enjoyed it!
Such a good story about a father and his son.
Jared Dunn
Fire!!! Ride!!! Satan come!!! Run!!!
I read it as a teenager.
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