The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  

The Scorpio Races

Written by Maggie Stiefvater

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The best selling author of Shiver and Linger has written a thrilling new adventure which pushes the boundaries of courage to new levels. Sean and Puck enter the deadly Scorpio Races in the hope of changing their lives. Riding the savage water horses under the cliffs at Skarmouth is the ultimate challenge. The beautiful horses know no fear but what of their riders? Sean and Puck will have to survive much if they are going to have the chance to put their courage to the test.

A ‘Piece of Passion’ from Scholastic Children’s Books Senior Fiction Editor Zoe Duncan:

I have always felt privileged to work with Maggie Stiefvater. She is immensely talented and all her books have been absorbing, brilliant and completely impossible to put down. When I was first sent The Scorpio Races, I was so excited. Here was a brand new story that Maggie had put her soul into. I stayed up all night and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I was blown away. The Scorpio Races is exceptional. It’s exhilarating and special. It will make your heart race.

One of Maggie’s many talents is her ability to make you fall so completely for her characters. Her heroes in The Scorpio Races feel incredibly real. They are fascinating and complex. I wish I was half as brave as Puck. I wish everyone had Sean’s silent strength and honest goodness.

The Scorpio Races is an adventure, a fantasy, a heart-wrenching ride, but more than anything it’s a love story. And no one writes love like Maggie.

You can also hear from Maggie herself. Click here to read a very special letter from Maggie Stiefvater about her new book.

And as an added bonus: Maggie's publisher Scholastic have created a fabulous free newpaper for teens featuring a variety of their fantastic teen titles. Click here to have a read.

Synopsis

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Every November, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the chalk cliffs of Skarmouth. Thousands gather to watch the horses and the sea that washes the blood from the sand. The mounts are capaill uisce: savage water horses. There are no horses more beautiful, more fearless, more deadly. To race them can be suicide but the danger is irresistible.

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Reviews

“Masterful. Like nothing else out there now.” - Kirkus, starred review

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it was fast paced with so many twists and turns that your attention isn't lost. The varying themes of romance, affection between man and animal, and the desire for power mean that this book offers something for a wealth of different readers; boy or girl." - The Bookbag

Praise for the Shiver trilogy:

"Literary methadone ... all consuming" - Sunday Telegraph

‘A magnificent and haunting love story’ youngscot.org

Shiver has a sense of unfolding mystery, a genuine quest and threats from humans and wolves alike’ Observer

About the Author

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver trilogy. There are more than 1.8 million copies of the Shiver trilogy in print. Linger, the second book in the trilogy, debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. In addition to being a writer, Maggie used to street race (she owns a 1973 Camaro named Loki), plays the bagpipes and is an artist. She lives in Virginia with her family.

Maggie Stiefvater on Maggie Stiefvater:

All of my life decisions have been based around my inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space and coming to work in your pyjamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor or technical editor (all of which I've tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists, musicians and artists (I've made my living as one of these since I was 22).

I now live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two small kids, two neurotic dogs, one criminally insane cat and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. I'm an avid reader, an award-winning coloured pencil artist and play several musical instruments, including the Celtic harp, the piano and the bagpipes. I also make great cocktail party conversation.

Author photo: S Voss

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Paperback

Author

Maggie Stiefvater
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Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

19th October 2011

ISBN

9781407129853

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