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The Black Stallion and Satan by Walter…

The Black Stallion and Satan (1949)

by Walter Farley

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Series: Black Stallion (5)

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When I read Farley's work I am always amazed at how capable he is of capturing the essence of action and suspense in his adventure stories. You would think that he carried a tape recorder around with him and dictated chaotic events as they were happening so that they could be used later, because the action is so perfectly done, it's as if you're watching it or listening to it yourself. All of this is done without the lengthy descriptions that some authors rely on to express danger or distress. The masterful way that Farley can give just the right amount of information to engage your brain while letting your imagination automatically fill in the rest is simply beyond measure.

Young readers will love his action-packed story of the Black's return and will find their hearts racing as he and his son battle the blaze so often depicted on the cover of the book. But adults be warned, you won't be able to put this one down either. If you loved the series as a child, you'll be picking it up again and enjoy every minute as if it was the first time. ( )
  mirrani | Mar 30, 2014 |
I bought this solely for the title. I will read it eventually, but even without having read it, it's one of my favorite books. I hope that doesn't change once I've read it.
  psychedelicmicrobus | Sep 27, 2013 |
Now this is more like it. The Black is back, with his small, proud head, his finely molded muzzle, his arrogant carriage! And Alec, impetuous and wrong-headed, sure of himself and his stallion. Also Henry, wise, grizzled and always right. Plus adventure! Fires! Horse fights! Horse races! Police action!

Every bit as good as I remembered, but I'd forgotten the painfully awful Italian dialect Farley put in the mouth of Tony who is always referred to as "the huckster". Itsa beeg, beeg shame, thatsa what I mean, anna itsa gonna cost ol' Meester Farley onea hees stars. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
Who is the fastest horse alive: The Black, legendary wild stallion who burns up the racetrack, or his son, Satan? When a forest fire sweeps through the countryside, the horses of Hopeful Farms must race for their freedom. And The Black and his son are head-to-head in a match race for life. Walter Farley knows horses, and this is another fine read for adventure- and horse-lovers of all ages. ( )
  velyrhorde | Jun 25, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679813462, Paperback)

Satan has won the Triple Crown, yet Alec still misses the Black, who’s living in Arabia with Sheikh Abu Ishak. Unexpectedly, Alec receives word that the sheikh has died and has left the Black to Alec. A race between the Black and Satan is inevitable, but unexpected events put the horses in the path of a raging forest fire. Suddenly, they are racing for their lives.

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When the Black is returned to Alec Ramsey, the whole racing world, including Alec himself, wonders which horse is faster: the great stallion or his son, Satan.

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