Sequel to White Mare’s Daughter (1998) by ultraprolific romancer Tarr, a Yale-Cambridge graduate in history and now a breeder of Lipizzan horses on her ranch in Vail, Arizona. Tarr’s duo of horse novels reach far back into ancient Egypt and the Old Europe of Neolithic times in order to build up a basis for worship of the Great Goddess Epona, who first incarnated herself into a majestic white mare. Peace has come to the Mother’s city of Lir, invaded generations ago by followers of Epona. Who will save Lir from fresh invaders now come with chariots? The potter’s daughter, Rhian, who dreamreads what’s to come, and Prince Emrys, son of Lir’s warleader.
High adventure in low prose, in which the wind chortles and anger is an aching knot in the belly.