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Rich in period lore of the British Isles and the Dane invaders during the period of Alfred, Squires delivers a powerful tale of Epona “Pony”, the last of her kind, the woman who speaks to horses and lives below the great chalk horse on the Downs.

Her mother taught Pony that she must bear a girl child to continue the line from the dawn of time, the keeper of the faith of Epona. Only, she warns Pony not to care for a man else he destroy her through her heart. Though naive, she realised when Alfred appears on her doorstep that he means to use her, but in her shrewdness, she uses him. This is a fine man, a man to give her the girl child to continue the line, a man she will not care for so she will not die of a broken heart.

Squires gives us a rousing Saga of one woman set on filling her destiny, caught between the clash of Saxon and Viking cultures in England and two equally determined men, each bent on making a kingdom in England.
This report prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Vikings/norse era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   Only wanting sperm/egg donor If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's If magical/mental powers:    -   can read emotions    -   can talk to animals    -   is very quick Sex makes him    -   confused    -   arrogant    -   angry    -   sensitive    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:    -   can talk to animals Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   a better lover    -   angry    -   scared

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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