The saga of Madeline continues as she suffers the travails of life as a ponygirl in the former Soviet Republic of Kalikastan. Ponygirl Summer is over, and the ponygirls must prepare for the fall racing season. Maddy, now known as 'Lightning', struggles to find love amidst the cruelty of life as a dehumanized female. Can her love for her trainer, Anton Drabik, a former Red Army colonel, survive the retributions of his mistress, Anya? Can she find solace in her love for her sister ponygirl, Persephone? Meanwhile, Chocolate, the brown skinned Chicago whore recruited to race against Lightning, discovers what it really means to dedicate herself to her new 'profession', and Jake, who has sworn to rescue Maddy, struggles with the temptations of Kalikastan's 'peculiar institution': female slavery.