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1Frodo28f
Mar 21, 8:46pm Top

I read a book in maybe 1986 about a herd of horses or horse type creatures.
Fictional ya/children horses/unicorns/pegasus the main character was a foal that got separated from the herd and went on an adventure.
There was a prophesy about a savior as at the end of the book you realize it's him.
Something about a scar on either his ankle or forehead, something about poison and scorpion like creatures.
His coat changed color and his scar was still white.

2MissSquish
Mar 21, 11:42pm Top

Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies? That's from 1999, too late?

3MyriadBooks
Mar 22, 8:25am Top

No, I think this is Birth of the Firebringer (1985) by Meredith Ann Pierce.

In the climax, the unicorn hero is stung by a poisonous wyvern and the mark leaves a scar like a star of white hair on his heel, and is branded by fire on his forehead, leaving a mark like a crescent. Both marks match scenes in the unicorn prophecy, and as the book closes the hero realizes he's shedding out his brown winter coat and the new coat is coming in black.

(This was the first book in a trilogy.)

4MissSquish
Mar 22, 7:17pm Top

Ack! I'm sure you're correct. I had the wrong Firebringer.

5MyriadBooks
Mar 29, 10:14am Top

>4 MissSquish: Ha, I really need to go read the Clement-Davies one, too. It looks really good!

6Frodo28f
Apr 17, 7:24pm Top

Omg yes. Sorry, i kinda lost the thread. But yes, thank you, that's it.

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