It is the year 1189 A.D., and war is raging all around the Mediterranean. Any woman would fear travelling among the pirates, bandits and renegade Christian knights who flock to the call of battle – but Atta Olivia Clemens has a special reason to fear...
Syeira lives in Haysele, a land of horses and horse-sensitives. Fate pairs her with the wild mare Arwin when Arwin’s two colts are taken from her, and Syeira decides to help Arwin rescue the colts. Their mission proves harder than they imagined, for the fearsome Lord Ran has taken the colts far away to Thruckport, his fortified city by the sea.
But despite his power, Lord Ran’s empire is less secure than he thinks. Rebel forces are gathering against him, and a few brave souls are ready to risk their lives to help Syeira and Arwin. Even so, it will take all their courage to save the colts.
Like Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Jamieson Findlay’s The Blue Roan Child is an enchanting story for readers young and old.