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

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  5,514 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
Satan has won the Triple Crown, yet Alec still misses the Black, who’s living in Arabia with Sheikh Abu Ishak. Unexpectedly, Alec receives word that the sheikh has died and has left the Black to Alec. A race between the Black and Satan is inevitable, but unexpected events put the horses in the path of a raging forest fire. Suddenly, they are racing for their lives.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 14th 1992 by Yearling (first published 1949)
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Aug 06, 2011 Melody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 30, 2014 Mirrani rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Kensie Linton
Feb 06, 2015 Kensie Linton rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Jaysa Melton, Kaylin Hoover, Autumn Bloss, Lilly Richmond, Madeline Sitton, and my family
The main characters in this book are Alec, Henry, and the Black. Alec is the jockey and trainer of the Black and is the only person that can ride the wild stallion. Henry is there to help Alec if needed and enter the Black in races. The setting of this book first takes place in Alec’s barn when he gets this later from Abu Ishak’s daughter sends Alec a letter telling him that he will be getting the Black back because he died when the wild stallion threw him off. They tried to keep him in hiding ...more
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Rena Sherwood
Who is faster -- The Black or his son Satan? Imaginative way for readers to find out. Keep in mind that this book was written decades before international travel for horse races became the norm.
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Oct 28, 2016 We love rated it it was amazing
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My oldest daughter really enjoyed this one in the series!
Oct 11, 2016 Abigail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do not be discouraged by the title of the book. Satan is the name of the Black's colt. Over all it is pretty good.
Jun 16, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horsey-fiction
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 ...more
Jan 31, 2016 Tania rated it it was amazing
The Black Stallion and Satan is the culmination of everything we'd been waiting for in the series up to that point. Though Alec was granted the first son of the Black, Satan, we knew that his love for The Black could not be overshadowed. It is only a matter of time, in the readers' minds, until these two are reunited. And so here it finally happens - the Black is coming back for good. Meanwhile, Alec and Henry have turned Satan into a racing machine. And so now what? Well, now you have this ...more
Jun 06, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horses-fiction
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
Jul 26, 2011 Bonnie rated it liked it
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
Feb 05, 2015 Lynne Stringer rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 31, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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.
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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.
Feb 16, 2016 Serena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals
I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.

My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Sep 19, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
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?
Jan 15, 2011 Sharon rated it liked it
Shelves: childhood, horses
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.
Maya Rock
Dec 17, 2009 Maya Rock rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 11, 2008 Susie rated it really liked it
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.
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.
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.
Steve Stone
May 09, 2016 Steve Stone rated it really liked it
Yet another great Farley book. Engaging. Farley seemed to put human attributes into the descriptions of his horse characters. A great book for a sub-teen.
Renada Thompson
Continuing my childhood rereads. Enjoyable, quick read but the virus outbreak followed by the fire seems really far-fetched.
Jun 11, 2008 Victoria rated it really liked it
This book gets competitive with a father and son. (horses). They race against eachother and hate eachother causing caious.
Tara Calaby
I gobbled up all of these books when I was in my horse phase. This one is not the story of religious struggle that it sounds like from the title ;)
Lauren Denard
Mar 21, 2016 Lauren Denard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Walter Farley has done it again in another classic book of the Black and Satan! If you love his stories about The Black Stallion, I would recommend reading this book.
Mar 04, 2011 Lori rated it liked it
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.
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