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By Mary Stanton | Comments: ( 970 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

The Heavenly Horse is the Dancer, a shining Appaloosa stallion, first of all horses in the Army of One Hundred and Five and guardian of the Courts of the Outermost West.Anor the Executioner, monstrous and fanged, is the servant of the Dark Horse He comes from the Gates of Death and if he can, he will destroy the Dancer.Between them stands Duchess, last true mare of the ApThe Heavenly Horse is the Dancer, a shining Appaloosa stallion, first of all horses in the Army of One Hundred and Five and guardian of the Courts of the Outermost West.Anor the Executioner, monstrous and fanged, is the servant of the Dark Horse He comes from the Gates of Death and if he can, he will destroy the Dancer.Between them stands Duchess, last true mare of the Appaloosa line With the Dancer, she runs away from the barns of men but is stalked by Anor and his Harrier Hounds If they can kill her and her foal, the Appaloosa breed will be ended.


  • Title: The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West
  • Author: Mary Stanton
  • ISBN: 9780671654108
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Mary Stanton

Mary Stanton was born in Florida and grew up in Japan and Hawaii, after which she returned to the United States and received a B.A in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Minnesota.Stanton s career as a fiction writer began with the publication of her first novel, The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, in 1984 A beast fable similar in tone and theme to Watership Down, it was published in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan The sequel to that novel, Piper at the Gates, appeared in 1989 She sold her first mystery to The Berkley Publishing Group in 1994.In all, Stanton has written nineteen mystery novels, two adult fantasy novels, eleven novels for middle grade readers including the successful series, The Unicorns of Balinor , and three scripts for a television cartoon series, Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders, as well as edited three short story anthologies Her nonfiction articles on horse care and veterinary medicine have appeared in national and regional magazines.Stanton s newest series, The Beaufort Company Mysteries, was launched in December 2008 with the publication of Defending Angels Set in Savannah, Georgia, the paranormal mysteries chronicle the adventures of Bree Winston Beaufort, a young lawyer who inherits her uncle s law firm and its deceased clientele, whom she represents in appeals before the Celestial Court.The second book in the series, Angel s Advocate, was published in June 2009, followed by Avenging Angels in February 2010.Mary also publishes the Hemlock Falls and Dr McKenzie mysteries under the name Claudia Bishop See the Claudia Bishop web site for information.Stanton s interests outside writing have remained consistent over the years She is a horsewoman, a goat aficionado, an enthusiastic if inept gardener, and a fan of gourmet food, but not an expert She has developed a writing program for teens and middle grade readers that has had considerable success in schools.Stanton has been a dedicated reader all her life, with particular emphasis on biography, history, veterinary science, medicine, psychology and current affairs She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America.



Comments The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West

  • Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside)

    My feelings about this book can best be summed up in this simple way: "YAAY! HORSIES! HORSIES HORSIES HORSIESHORSIESHORSIES YAY!!!"I am a huge animal lover and horses are among my favorite. I found this book in a grocery store's paperback section when I was about twelve years old, and my mom, praises be to her, never hesitated to buy me any book I wanted. Just look at the cover! It's a twelve-year-old girl's fantasy coming as close to true as can ever happen! It's got a magnificent Appaloosa wit [...]


  • August

    This book is Summer. It's stretching out on that scratchy pink camping blanket that smelled like our quarter-sized garage, fixing my explosive ponytail, and squinting into sunlight splashed on well-loved library book pages. It's getting lost so thoroughly in the world of Duchess and the Dancer that I forget about a snack and read hungrily until dinner. It's snapping the book shut after the last word, my eyes shining with tears or adventure, then flinging myself into a gallop across the yard; nev [...]


  • Kat

    I picked this up on a lark and was astonished to find myself deeply engrossed well into the night. A wonderful blend of magic and anthropomorphic realism in the vein of "Watership Down" makes "Heavenly Horse From the Outermost West" a really interesting read, especially for horse-lovers. I can see some threads or narrative choices in this book that pop up later in Mary Stanton's Juvenile Fiction series "The Unicorns of Balinor:" the Watching Pool where the heavenly horses keep an eye on the affa [...]


  • J

    Because I *was* a 13-year-old girl.


  • G.K. Hansen

    This is one of those books that is far better than it has any right to be.


  • Irishgirl1247

    I loved this book as a child and reread it multiple times. But then again I was horse crazy as a child and only read books with horses on the cover, so maybe I'm a little bias. re-read 2013:I acquired the sequel a few years ago since I wanted it for years before that, but I was a kid then and the it was a time before you could go on amazon and find a used copy in 5 minutes. So once I had a credit card I finally acquired the sequel! But then realized I no longer remembered what happened in the fi [...]


  • Matthew Maiello

    as a kid to young adult this would of been a epic story about a mare and a stallion against evil as a adult reading this after working in the horse world for 5 years it means a lot more. well over half this book isnt written in words its written between the lines. there is abuse and betrayal. love and hope. the biggest show of this was susie.(view spoiler)[ if you didnt know horses she was sick but with under standing come much new light about herlike that she was old. (hide spoiler)] i think th [...]


  • Autumn

    This book would have been a one star if it weren't for the writing. A lot of the characters were awful, especially Duchess, who turned into a moron after meeting the Dancer. The Dancer himself was an idiot who, though he went through a lot, never improved even after knowing he made mistakes. The only one who seemed reasonable was Cody. Thank the damn Lord they listened to him (sometimes).


  • Amber

    I've read this book so many times since I was a kid, and I still never get bored with it. Even if you're not an animal lover, you forget you're reading about a story about horses and you just get drawn into this compelling good vs. evil adventure.


  • Danielle

    This is a childhood favorite. I read it at least a dozen times when I was a horse crazy pre-teen.


  • Celeste Brooks

    My all-time favorite book!


  • Ward Behle

    This book came out when I was 10 or 11, and I still have a faded, falling-apart copy of it. I do make time to read this story once a year simply because I love it so much.Being an artist and horse lover, the cover art caught my attention right away. Later, I got so hooked into the story that I couldn't put it down, which was a miracle to me since my reading comprehension is lousy. But when an author writes a good plot, the reader can overcome these obstacles.To me, it seemed logical that animals [...]


  • Lindsay

    I'm going to be honest. I did not have nostalgia on my side when I read this. This is not a book from my childhood. However, as a horse lover and a fan of fantasy, I thought it would be a lovely distraction. I was left sorely disappointed. The only good thing I can sat about this novel is that the writing was fairly agreeable. I found the combat sequences to be a weak, at times unclear, and rather rushed but I'm willing to be forgiving here since the rest was well done. I also enjoyed the lore a [...]


  • Alisha

    My Grammie bought this book for me when it came out. We spotted in a bookstore and, being a 13-year-old girl, I was all over that rainbow horse on the cover. I didn't expect an epic story of equine legend and love and a journey and battling evil and pride and hardships and perseverance and reward. I lost that battered paperback a million years ago and yesterday I ordered a copy. I cannot wait to hold it again and remember sitting at Grammie's big kitchen table in the sun, holding my breath to se [...]


  • Teri

    i would have given it a 5 star, but there were a few parts that dragged on a bit, and the Dancer, altho a very cool horse, is not very likable. But beyond that, it is a great book! A few turn of events that will surprise you, some that will bring tears to your eyes. Fancylead mare; Featherscond in command;El Aratdreamspeaker/storyteller;Cissyunranked and snotty;Snipunranked, kind and abit ditzy; Susie.taker and kind also apart of Duchess herd.Duchesslead mare; Susie; Ponyoryteller; Coryllie and [...]


  • April Helms

    I found this and its sequel at one of those mass book sales, and consider it quite a find. This is a book I've read several times. Duchess, the last appaloosa on earth, meets with The Dancer, of the Courts of the Outermost West. The Dancer wants to establish the appaloosa on earth again. But the Dark Horse, too, is seeking the appaloosas for his own evil purposes. Fans of Watership Down will enjoy this book, which is filled with all sorts of horse folklore and mythos.


  • Jocelyn

    This book is a fantasy that is about horses and how they get along with each other. This is about diffrent horses in the world. Every chapter is a diffrent kind of horse and talks about the diffrent ways of getting to Eqqus. The horses know the pecking order and what to do during the time they have.


  • Rena Sherwood

    THRILL to a plot that may enthrall a six-year old corpse.WONDER at Mary Stanton's lack of knowledge about the nature and history of horses.Be AMAZED by the utter failure of the imagination. The worst thing that could happen to a horse god is to have a breed go extinct? Are YOU KIDDING ME?All together now -- "How does crap like this get published?"


  • Kathryn

    This is a great book for a teenage girl, especially if she's mad about horses. For everyone else's a little overwrought. VERY flowery prose, especially in the sections dealing with the religion of the horses. Also there's horse tragedy and horse romance and lots of horse adventure. Fun stuff and a good book, for what it is.


  • B.T. Lyons

    I have very fond memories of this book from my childhood. It was a fun break from other such anthropomorphic books such as Watership Down and The Secret of NIMH, and while now later in life I might consider it a bit "out there" on the fantasy scale of such writings, would still recommend it in a heartbeat to young horse fans.


  • Lucynda Hollowoa-riley

    I read this book many years ago when i was a 13 year old horse riding, horse crazy teenage girl. I absolutely LOVED it. I'm 40 now and found myself sitting here thinking about it and went for a search to see if it was still out there. Wouldn't you know I found it. Now as a 40 year old lover of both horses and fantasy I'm going to see what else this wonderful writer has written.


  • Talie

    This is the kind of fiction we're missing in the book world today. Highly descriptive without bogging down the reader; full of characters who are well thought-out, dynamic, and portrayed deeply yet in the simplest of terms; a plot that is both well-placed and engrossing, even if it's one of those classes "good versus evil" kind of stories. Who cares if this is about horses?


  • Judith

    I love this book. I read it when I was a girl and recently reread it to see if it was as good as I remember it. It was. The characters are horses and the story line is one of redemtion and fighting evil. Well written and imaginative.


  • Debi

    I Wish I had read this book as a kid before I owned my own horse. it would have been a favorite. As an adult I enjoyed it but found t he writing choppy. it will not keep me from reading the sequel though.


  • Selena

    This is a book I originally read as a young teenager and I wanted to re-read it to see if it was all I remembered it to be. I was not dissapointed! If you love horses and fantasy then you can't go wrong reading this book. There is also a sequel called Piper At The Gate that is equally good.


  • Sarah

    I read this book over 15 years ago and still think of it as my all time favorite.


  • What's Dat

    Don't judge a book by its weird name or cover. This is one of the best books ever written. I have read it so many times. Political and pro animal all at the same time. Excellent.


  • Ria

    A really good fantasy read especially if you like horse stories too. A very clever idea to use horses in the way that it does to create a fantasy novel.


  • Angelus: Lupus tenebris Angeli

    LLLLOOOOVVVEEE it!


  • Tina Bryan

    Read this book a long time ago and LOVED it Want to read again


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