On a distant planet, all the native creatures communicate telepathically, projecting images which drive humans to madness. As a result, the people live in walled cities and owe their lives to the nighthorses, equines who can bond with certain riders and provide a telepathic "buffer". But one savage winter, young Danny Fisher and his nighthorse Cloud lead the survivors of a deadly telepathic attack to shelter high in the snowbound mountainsonly to discover their "sanctuary" threatened by a vicious predator never before known to humans. Sequel to "Rider at the Gate".
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.03(d)|
About the Author
Carolyn Janice Cherry, better known by the pen name C. J. Cherryh, is the author of more than 70 books, including the Hugo Award-winning novels Downbelow Station and Cyteen, both set in her Alliance-Union universe. She planned to write since the age of ten, and when she was older, learned to use a typewriter while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin, and Greek. Cherryh is one of the most prolific and highly respected authors in the science fiction field.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There seem to be two kinds of Cherryh books- fantasy and complicated political. I like fantasy and this is one of the best. The mood is haunting and unforgettable, easy to read over again. In some books I find this author's writing style, which usually focuses on the internal musings of the characters, to feel distant. In this book it works perfectly with the plot and the theme to create that haunting mood.
I recommend it highly and wish there could be another sequel.