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