Black Horses for the King

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Doubleday, 1996 - Great Britain - 219 pages
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Set in Arthurian times, Black horses for the King tells the story of a young boy who helps bring back a troop of black Libyan stallions to England to drive out the invading Saxon armies. 11 yrs+

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

An Arthurian re-telling? By Anne McCaffrey? Why, yes! It was a little weird to read it, especially after having read The Winter Prince so recently; she uses several of the same names and locations ... Read full review

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User Review  - ccookie - LibraryThing

First line: ~ 'Galwyn's feeding the fishes again,' the mate called as I emptied the odorous bucket overboard ~ Anne McCaffrey does a wonderful job describing the life of 5th century Britain at the ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

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