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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 220
  • Black Horses For the King
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • English
  • 11 July 2019
  • 9780345408815

10 thoughts on “Black Horses For the King

  1. says:

    Black Horses for the King is an Arthurian novel but focuses mostly on an original character Galwyn as he joins Arthur's men and helps to look after his horses and eventually becomes involved in making prototype horse shoes for themIt's a little odd for an Arthurian novel as it has nothing to do with the now traditional focus of the stories on Lancelot and Guinevere and barely even follows the well known characters the minor characters amo

  2. says:

    King Arthur needs horses and someone to keep them well shodI loved this new twist on a very old tale because it focuses on obtaining fighting horses and isn't just another story about Merlin or the infamous love triangleWell done Ann

  3. says:

    I do remember people cheering Lord Artos with 'See the black horses See the big beautiful black horses' I love this book I just do It's one of my favourites a turn to comfort feel good warm fuzzies for the most part easy read This book is a take on Arthurian legend true but it's not really about Arthur Lord Artos is there but this isn't his

  4. says:

    McCaffrey had taken the Arthurian legends and retold part of it from a different viewpoint that of a young fellow who likes horses Also the story is well researched to make it realistic no magic just people working hard and survivingI love her writing but I'm used to her science fiction stories set in the future This one took me bac

  5. says:

    This was the book that turned me on to Arthurian fiction which then led me to Elizabeth Wein's The Winter Prince which remains one of my favourite books today This Anne McCaffrey novel is a historical fiction novel set in the time of King Arthur Arthur or Artos as he is known in this story is searching for black horses large enough for his warriors to ride To help him find and trade for the Libyan black steeds that he ne

  6. says:

    A straight historical novel which focuses solely on one point horseshoesIf as some theorize King Arthur in the 5th century imported impressive Libyan horses to Britain from the Middle East how did he deal with the problems which would have occurred when animals used to a dry desert climate were transferred to wet and soggy England? Hoof rot and mold all kinds of horsey health issues would undoubtedly have occ

  7. says:

    A fun read about the famous black horses of Arthur's court a story as anchored in fact as possible without the mythical elements you might be familiar with It's still full of excitement as the mere process of obtaining the horses and bringing them back is an ordeal Travel was not easy in those daysGalwyn starts o

  8. says:

    The kids and I really enjoyed this riveting tale set in Camelot

  9. says:

    I may have been reading too much experimental fiction lately but I found BHFTK pretty juvenile and melodramatic Pros first the historical research is impeccable including Roman place names and established trading posts It includes amazing detail of shipping practices the travel of Jews and Arabs later reviled and curtailed by Christian influ

  10. says:

    An Anne McCaffrey book I've never read before This was a jewel for me not only because I love Arthurian literature but because Anne McCaffrey was one of my go to authors when I was growing up and she remains one of my most beloved authors today I can't believe I've never read this one beforeI found this to be an

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Black Horses For the King

In order to defeat the Saxons invading his land Lord Artos who will one day be known as. Black Horses for the King is an Arthurian novel but focuses mostly on an original character Galwyn as he joins Arthur s men and helps to look after his horses and eventually becomes involved in making prototype horse shoes for themIt s a little odd for an Arthurian novel as it has nothing to do with the now traditional focus of the stories on Lancelot and Guinevere and barely even follows the well known characters the minor characters among Arthur s knights are original ones while Bedwyr Cei and Gwalchmei are mentioned a couple of times but no The drama of this story is very minor when set against the usual Arthurian plotline the main antagonist is a bully of a young man who wants to kill Arthur s horse as revenge for it throwing himThat might be a welcome change of pace for some and it certainly served to fill a lazy Sunday afternoon for me but it fits oddly I m not sure I would ve cared much to finish it if it weren t for my interest in Arthuriana In the end it s of interest to those who are interested in horsesThe historical research seems accurate in the sense that nothing in it sits very badly with me The afterword made me wince she claims not to include Merlin because Gildas and Nennius chroniclers contemporary with Arthur didn t mention him Do note that Gildas doesn t mention Arthur at all let alone Merlin Her research on that front doesn t appear to have been stellar It s a uick read though in any case it took me only a little over an hour to finish it I think and the content is suitable for all ages

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King Arthur needs to develop a swift mobile cavalry the first ever on his island This. A straight historical novel which focuses solely on one point horseshoesIf as some theorize King Arthur in the 5th century imported impressive Libyan horses to Britain from the Middle East how did he deal with the problems which would have occurred when animals used to a dry desert climate were transferred to wet and soggy England Hoof rot and mold all kinds of horsey health issues would undoubtedly have occurredMcCaffrey gives us her how it might have happened through the story of Galwyn a young man who throws his lot in with the Comes Artos partly to get away from his apprenticeship to his nasty mariner uncle and partly because he loves horses and is impressed by Artos He learns from Artos experienced horsemen and smiths and a radical new techniue shoeing horses in iron is developed Galwyn becomes one of the first experienced farriersThere s not really too much of a plot here the most evil villain is a resentful and vindictive guy who was fired from Artos service and wants to get back at the company and the horses and if you have no interest in the specifics of things euestrian this book probably won t interest you much However if you re a fan of horses in general this short book is a uick read which definitely reflects the author s own love of horses

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Means he must breed Libyan horses the only ones large enough to carry his armed warrior. A fun read about the famous black horses of Arthur s court a story as anchored in fact as possible without the mythical elements you might be familiar with It s still full of excitement as the mere process of obtaining the horses and bringing them back is an ordeal Travel was not easy in those daysGalwyn starts out in wretched circumstances and is pretty wretched himself He has some great character development howeverA good read for fans of history and especially for fans of horses