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Cloud's Rider (original 1986; edition 1996)
Cloud's Rider by C. J. Cherryh (1986)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0446604240, Mass Market Paperback)The sequel to Rider at the Gate continues as a seamless narrative on the unrivaled partnership forged between human colonists stranded on a planet whose only native life forms are linked by telepathy, and the native nighthorses, who fiercely guard the humans against the planet's mind-clouding predators. The hero of this story is Danny Fisher, a young rider whose will is tested through fateful confrontations with an older rider named Guil Stewart and a miscreant horse, whose incongruous telepathic sendings drive entire villages to madness and death.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:26:45 -0400)
The setting is a planet whose mind-reading animals can impose their will on humans to the point of making them mad. The humans' only protection are so-called nighthorses which can block the thoughts of the other animals. The novel is the story of a nighthorse and his rider.
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