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The Island Stallion's Fury (The Black Stallion #7)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,405 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
Only Steve Duncan and his friend Pitch know of the valley hidden behind the high cliffs of the remote Caribbean Azul Island. And only the two of them know of the beautiful, purebred horses that live there, under the watchful eye of the great red stallion, Flame. But when Pitch s half-brother Tom learns of this lost paradise, he will stop at nothing to make it his own, even ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 12th 1980 by Yearling (first published 1951)
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Kensie Linton
May 20, 2015 Kensie Linton rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: My friends and family
The main characters of this book are Pitch, Steve, and Tom. Pitch is an archaeologist. He found this island and is looking for things from the Spanish Conquistadors. Azul Island is believed to have been the island where the Spanish stayed and built tunnels. Steve is Pitch’s best friend. He came to the island the year before with Pitch and met his stallion, Flame. Tom is Pitch’s fostered brother. He is so big and muscular that he rules Antago because everyone is scared of him so they obey him.
Feb 02, 2016 Tania rated it it was amazing
Returning to Azul Island alongside Steve and Pitch, we are excited to learn this is still a forgotten paradise. Steve and Flame continue to have the kind of connection most riders dream of having with their horse. Then twin foals are born, and one is orphaned. Steve and Pitch set to the hard task of raising him, and saving his life. When a chance encounter with Tom back on Antago sets of a chain of events that brings the cruel man to Azul Island, within reach of Flame and the foal, we fear that ...more
Renada Thompson
Reread this childhood favorite. Does not hold up as well as some of Walter Farley's other books, but I wanted to revisit the section in the tunnels that haunted me as a kid.
Jan 02, 2015 Faithann rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
Didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the others in the series, but it was still worth reading.
Jun 25, 2008 Jeffrey rated it it was ok
My oldest son asked me to read this book, thinking that I'd enjoy it. For the most part, I did. I found the contrasts particularly interesting. Tom is painted evil from the first mention and only gets more stupid, fat and animal with every encounter. Flame, however, is his opposite: beautiful, intelligent and benevolent. We're never given a chance to like Tom and we're never given a chance to dislike Flame.

Overall, it's an "OK" book. My issues with it are more about what I like in a book than an
Jul 26, 2011 Bonnie rated it it was ok
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!
Oct 07, 2011 Wendy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horses-fiction
This book had its good parts and its bad parts. I hated Tom, but then, we were supposed to, Farley made that obvious. His villains are almost always very obvious.

It did have a few good parts, though. The beginning, before Tom showed up, was pretty good. It wasn't terrible, though, except for the part where Tom and Flame fight. I hated that.

All in all, just an okay installment in the series.
Not as good as the first Island Stallion book as there is a bit to much unreal information about horses. I know both series give human emotions to the horses to an extent but having a stallion care about the well being of a foal was just stretching credibility too far. The boys enjoyed it though and the part where the stepbrother is lost in the caves is pretty creepy.
Sep 22, 2015 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.
Jun 18, 2008 Danielle rated it really liked it
This is the only Black Statllion Series book that I'll separately add to my list, simply because it's amazing. It takes place on a mysterious island with lots of tunnels and secret passages and the kinds of things that enchant young readers. Soo good.
Rena Sherwood
Although it brings out the character of Flame more than the other books in the series, this is a very violent book and may not be suitable for small children. I can't help but wonder if Farley was depressed when he wrote this.
Lynne Stringer
I wasn't so much of a fan of this book. I found Steve not a protagonist I could warm to and I didn't find the situations as engaging as the majority of the Black Stallion series was.
Mar 04, 2011 Lori rated it it was ok
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.
Jun 11, 2008 Victoria rated it it was amazing
The boys who went to the deserted island and found the horse, Flame as they named it, did research on the island. They've found a lot of the history on the island.
Nov 09, 2009 Jenna rated it liked it
I hace the fondest memories of searching for these books while on vacations at books stores all over the country when I was in grade school.
Jan 09, 2010 Sharon rated it really liked it
Shelves: childhood, horses
I stormed through this series. I made a beeline for the "F" section for a month's worth of library visits, until I had read the whole series.
May 19, 2009 Heidi rated it did not like it
It doesn't really even earn a single star, it simply has too much discription! I can't even finish it, too boring, no suspense.
Steve Shilstone
Jun 07, 2012 Steve Shilstone rated it really liked it
As a youth, this was my favorite Walter Farley, what with the Spanish conquistador relics and all.
Jackie Krasuski
There was not a Black Stallion book that I could ever put down. The stories are the best.
Tara Calaby
I gobbled up all of these books when I was in my horse phase.
Oct 26, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids and horse lovers
Recommended to Jessica by: me
See the first book in the series for the full review.
Nov 05, 2010 Heidi rated it liked it
I can't really remember this book. But it was very good.
Jun 22, 2012 Theresa rated it liked it
Shelves: review
a great story about horses and their world
Apr 27, 2013 Lulurina rated it really liked it
I really thought this was a really good book
Nov 11, 2010 Suzann added it
Best of the bunch, if you ask me
May 23, 2008 Chloe rated it it was amazing
Amazing.. I love Walter Farley Books.
Re-read from long ago
Jul 29, 2015 Karalynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Great story! Love the twist!
Karen Cress
Feb 23, 2015 Karen Cress rated it liked it
Read many years ago! Love it
Luther Davis
Aug 07, 2014 Luther Davis rated it it was amazing
First Read June 28, 2013
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