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The Berserker's Horse

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The Alliance is a totalitarian government that uses all living creatures as tools for war and slavery. A young orphan girl, tired of turning horses into weapons of destruction for the state, flees on her favorite steed. In her escape, she meets a mute stranger who may hold the key to the Alliance's downfall. The answers they seek will either deliver them to freedom or deat ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Ace
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Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: timetravel, dystopia
The fact that this book doesn't have a sequel, a hardcore fanbase, a movie and at least on example of a hilariously written fanfiction makes me want to give up on humaity and relocate to Mars.

Especially the sequel thing.

I really wanted that sequel.

Full review in Swedish here
Shazza Maddog
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books, re-read
I found this book on my shelf and was disappointed in myself for forgetting it. It was a gift with the author's signature. I remember reading it back when it was given to me but that was some time ago.


Isabella - Is - is a horse trainer for the Alliance. She works with stallions, training them for the Berserkers - warriors who fight the invaders beyond the Boundaries and the Blueskins (think Vikings, with horses). Berserkers and their horses are both genetically and by a computer implant.
laurel [suspected bibliophile]
Isadora Drey, called "Is," is a horse trainer for the Alliance, a totalitarian government who sends vicious, fearless warriors called berserkers to fight against a tribe of blueskinned humans called, well, the Blueskins. These berserker warriors are bonded via a computer-chip with specially bred horses who fight just as viciously as they do. Is is isolated as a trainer, but after having doubts of the system and not wanting to give up her favorite horse to the life of violence and death of the be ...more
Rogue-van (the Bookman)
Is (her name) is a natural-born horse trainer who senses impending trouble and escapes with a marvelous warhorse that she is training. She has to run into dangerous rebel-controlled mountains and evade pursuit by a vengeful Alliance. I loved this part of the book! How is a girl alone in the wilderness going to provide for herself and her steed? What adventures await?

To survive long, Is must learn more about the world and the totalitarian government that is searching for her. Part 2 morphs into r
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