From the publisehr
"Better that you'd never been born." His father's bitter words torment Soulai. Even worse, he fears they may be true. Soulai isn't brave like his sister. He isn't an accomplished harness maker like his father. He is just a boy who likes to sculpt clay horses--so unimportant that his own father has sold him into slavery.
But in Nineveh, the seat of the ancient Assyrian kingdom, Soulai gets his first glimpse of a stallion named Ti; a horse so regal he bears the mark of the gods. Like Soulai, Ti is owned by the spoiled young Prince Habasle. And like Soulai, the stallion's courage is questioned. Prince Habasle believes that Ti's strange markings promise a future of greatness--a grand destiny liked to Habasle's own determination to become king. As Soulai is suddenly swept into the dangerous world of palace intrigue where his life, as well as Ti's, is put at risk, he can only wonder: Will he find the courage to make a mark of his own?
Original title: To Ride the Gods' Own Stallion
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Horses
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Asia