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Piper at the Gate

(Heavenly Horse #2)

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The sequel to Mary Stanton's first novel, "The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West", this novel continues the story of the desperate struggle for survival of the sacred Appaloosa breed of horses against impossible odds.
Paperback, 306 pages
Published November 1st 1989 by Baen Books
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Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside)
YET MORE HORSIES!!! Hooray!

This book, the sequel to The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, was ridiculously well-loved by me as a kid, and it has stood up to re-readings as an adult well enough, though I don't revisit it as often as its prequel.

It's another fantasy set in the realm and mythos of equines, filled with warring gods and brave mortals in peril.

also: HORSES!!! YES!
WaferBiscuits
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: animal-fiction
A well-done, worthy sequel for an excellent book.
Teri
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
While i liked the characters in this book awhole lot more, i felt alot of it was too easy? not believable? It was like, the story is great, alot of potential, but the author didn't want to take the time to lead you there. Also,at the beginning of the book, I like Piper...alot. But by the end, he loses something, and well at least we still have the geldings. But I would like to see a third book, i would like to know what happenes to El Arat and her fillies. Piper is still young enough, he could r ...more
April Helms
Jan 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: children, young adult
Even better than the first book. This story revolves around Piper, the first son of Duchess and The Dancer. Piper is called on to rescue his sire and dam after they've been tricked onto the green path, and into a sort of limbo, by the Dark Horse.
Grace
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A childhood favorite of mine
Izzy
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book. It reminded me of Watership Down, in like the best of all possible ways! I can't wait to find the first one!
Susan Fehr
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
No review: its been a while since I read this: 15 years or so?!
Angelus: Lupus tenebris Angeli
love it lots of thrill
Melissa
Feb 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
I feel like I must have read this. I've read the first one about 3 times. But I honestly can't remember anything about it at the moment, except the cover. So it is on my 'to-read' list.
Wit
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
A horse tale with a twist. Very much so along the lines of Watership Downs but with less of an appeal to stop ecological destruction and a lot more fantastical elements.
Christina
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read this book when a was younger, and I still think of it as one of the best books I ever read.
Danielle
Jul 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
also read as a kid, its part 2 of the heavenly horse. :)
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Mary Stanton was born in Florida and grew up in Japan and Hawaii, after which she returned to the United States and received a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Minnesota.

Stanton’s career as a fiction writer began with the publication of her first novel, The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, in 1984. A beast fable similar in tone and theme to Watership Down, it was pub
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