Saturday, March 31, 2012
And nightstalkers drove them off course"
Poor Apple, the gray saddle-pony of my heroine Marenya, lady's maid to the future queen of Belhanor. This apple-loving mare is used to an easy life. Neither of them is prepared for the dangers ahead.
But she and Marenya are a team, just like the other characters and their mounts. When a large part of your life is spent on horseback, you learn to consider your horse the same as a person. In fact, Marenya accuses Faldur, the hero, of preferring horses to people.
He doesn't dispute it.