Four Horses For Tishtry

Four Horses For Tishtry

by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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Overview

In ancient Rome, set in the universe of Saint Germain ...

Tishtry is a slave girl with only one goal in her heart -- to buy freedom for her family and for herself. It is no easy task, even for someone with her exceptional talents. She may well be the best stunt rider her family has ever produced, but how much money can she earn, far away from the rich arenae of Rome? Only when Tishtry's master lets her try her skills in some of the finer arenae of the Empire does she dare to believe she might one day be free.
But greater rewards bring greater risks. Tishtry must learn flashy but dangerous stunts to please new and critical crowds. She must deal with corruption and incompetence at every turn. And for the first time, she faces the jealousy of other competitors -- jealousy that threatens her life as well as the realization of her dream.

Perfect Landing ...

As the big dapple mare came out of the turn at a gallop, the girl crouched on her back braced her feet and carefully straightened up. Together they flashed around the practice arena, the mare galloping steadily, the girl standing on her rump, arms raised. With a whoop, she vaulted into the air, did a somersault, and landed on her feet.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151480338
Publisher: Event Horizon EBooks/Event Horizon Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 1,049,164
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

A professional writer for more than forty years, Yarbro has sold over eighty books, more than seventy works of short fiction, and more than three dozen essays, introductions, and reviews. She also composes serious music. Her first professional writing - in 1961-2 - was as a playwright for a now long-defunct children's theater company. By the mid-60s she had switched to writing stories and hasn't stopped yet.

After leaving college in 1963 and until she became a full-time writer in 1970, she worked as a demographic cartographer, and still often drafts maps for her books, and occasionally for the books of other writers.

She has a large reference library with books on a wide range of subjects, everything from food and fashion to weapons and trade routes to religion and law. She is constantly adding to it as part of her on-going fascination with history and culture; she reads incessantly, searching for interesting people and places that might provide fodder for stories.

In 1997 the Transylvanian Society of Dracula bestowed a literary knighthood on Yarbro, and in 2003 the World Horror Association presented her with a Grand Master award. In 2006 the International Horror Guild enrolled her among their Living Legends, the first woman to be so honored; the Horror Writers Association gave her a Life Achievement Award in 2009.

A skeptical occultist for forty years, she has studied everything from alchemy to zoomancy, and in the late 1970s worked occasionally as a professional tarot card reader and palmist at the Magic Cellar in San Francisco.

She has two domestic accomplishments: she is a good cook and an experienced seamstress. The rest is catch-as-catch-can.

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area - with two cats: the irrepressible Butterscotch and Crumpet, the Gang of Two. When not busy writing, she enjoys the symphony or opera.

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