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Lady of Horses (Epona #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  197 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Journey back into the deep mists of time, enter the lives of a savage people whose rituals include human sacrifice and ritual cannibalism; a superstitious people who fear the magic of the Shamans who live among them; a patriarchal people who forbid women to be hunters, or go among the horse herds, or become shamans.

Enter the frightening, powerful life of Sparrow, the daugh
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 17th 2002 by Forge Books (first published June 1st 2000)
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Mar 22, 2011 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List
This is a historical novel with elements of fantasy set around 6,000BC, around the time horses were first domesticated. I do find the pre-historical period fascinating. So much of what we think of as human originates in that period and I've found few novels set in that era other than Auel's series that starts with Clan of the Cave Bear. Tarr's story involves the ancestors of the Celts on the Eurasian steppes. In her story, it was a young woman who first tamed a horse in her tribe, but her discov ...more
May 05, 2015 A rated it did not like it
Another good reason I avoid adult fiction like the plague. Likable characters and good world building fused with unnecessary immorality.
I only made it to page 50 before I had to put it down. Very dissappointed.
Feb 17, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Love this book. LOVE. LOVELOVELOVE. Ahem. (love!) Somehow I have missed the Epona #1, and will have to go look for it now. (love!!!!!)
May 17, 2008 Jonnie rated it it was amazing
A young girl defies her society's customs to find her inner strength and courage through a special horse. It's a story of rising up from oppression and shedding societal labels of inferiority, and it's a many leveled love story with plenty of adventure. The heroine loves her horses, and two men. Talk about finding your independence! I recommend this to young adult women everywhere.
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Aug 14, 2009 Nadine Jones rated it liked it
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Started out not loving this, since it was plodding along a bit at the beginning, but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. A fun saga set in the "dawn of time" on the Asian steppes, at some point after people had domesticated horses but before they had metal tools & weapons. Similar in feel to Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear" series. I'll read more by this author.
Kristyn Jensen
Feb 06, 2011 Kristyn Jensen rated it really liked it
Loved every minute of this book. The characters were exceptional and easy to get attached to. I, again wish there was more stories with horse goddess and the early tribes of european region.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Epic, distant prequel to White Mare
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Judith Tarr (born 1955) is an American author, best known for her fantasy books. She received her B.A. in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College in 1976, and has an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University. She taught Latin and writing at Wesleyan University from 1988-1992, and taught at the
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