The Horses at the Gate by Mary Mackey

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As nomad invaders ride south to attack the peaceful, goddess-worshipping people of Shara, the preistess Marrah is initiated into the cult of the Dark Mother. Armed with powerful magic, she and her nomad lover, Stavan, must fight for the survival of their children and their people. Volume two of The Earthsong Trilogy.

"A heart-pounding evocation...whose lessons lie in the hearts of the characters."
--Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul.

"Literary grace and powerful storytelling."
--Theodore Roszak


About Mary Mackey

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Mary Mackey is the author of a number of novels, as well as several screenplays and numerous works of nonfiction and poetry. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard with a PhD from the University of Michigan, she is a past West Coast President of PEN, and currently is professor of English and writer-in-residence at California State University. She loves with her husband in northern California.
Published October 27, 2011 by Onyx. 336 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Bestselling Mackey's sequel to 1993's The Year the Horses Came continues the confrontations of Marrah, fifth-century b.c. warrior woman, and her peaceful, Goddess-worshipping, gender-egalitarian city with the savage, patriarchal, war-making tribes of the (Ukrainian) plains.

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While this may intrigue devotees of the Goddess, most fantasy readers and admirers of Jean Auel will find it trying. This sequel to The Year of the Horses continues the story of Marrah, one of the gen

Jan 01 1996 | Read Full Review of The Horses at the Gate

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