The Scorpio Races

by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races

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The best-selling author of Shiver follows the experiences of a pair of youths who are swept up by a fantastical horse race across a treacherous cliff that makes them feel supremely alive and threatens dire consequences.

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Every autumn on the fictional island of Thisby, powerful water horses emerge from the ocean and are captured for the annual Scorpio Races. Winning the race can bring a rider fortune and renown, but the horses are violent creatures, constantly struggling to return to the water, and every year the races claim at least one rider's life. Maggie Stiefvater's take on a traditional Irish myth follows two heroes: Sean Kendrick, the stoic returning champion of the Scorpio Races who is hoping to win

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