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The Horse Goddess

Troy is in crumbling ruin and Athens is rising far to the south. It is a time when mortal men and women are becoming gods and goddesses as news of their extraordinary adventures sweeps across the land. In this world, Epona, a woman whose life is celebrated in legend, meets Kazhak, a Scythian warrior and prince. Their stormy love affair sends them sweeping across eighth-century Europe, pursued from the Alps to the Ukraine by Kernunnos–a mysterious Druid priest known as the “Shapechanger.”

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  1. J. H. Minde "Everything I need is right here" says

    The Reality Behind The Myths In THE HORSE GODDESS, Morgan Llywelyn creates a real-life basis for mythology, by reducing the gods and goddesses of the Celtic pantheon to human dimensions.

  2. Linusbooks says

    This book was absolutely spellbinding!!! I first read this book when I was 15 and could NOT put it down! The characters and their struggles and triumphs were so unforgetable that I finally bought a new copy (I lost my original), and once again got caught up in all of the history, mysticism, and romance of the characters and the time period! A MUST READ for anyone!!! Anyone who reads this would agree that Epona and Kazhak are two of the most absorbing characters ever set to paper. Highly recommended!

  3. Anonymous says

    Lest you be misguided by AllieKat’s review below… …none of “The Horse Goddess” takes place in or anywhere near Ireland. The context clues alone are enough to tell you the story is not set in Ireland, but just in case you don’t pick that up, read the Afterward. It is here that Llywelyn gives us more detail on Epona’s alpine home – Hallstatt, in the Austrian Alps.More than anything this book shows just how far ranging the influence of the ancient Celts was, long before the word “Celt” became synonymous with the word “Ireland”. While not as good as “Bard”, “Lion of Ireland”, or “Finn MacCool”, “The Horse Goddess” is a good book – well worth reading, if for no better reason than to get background for Llywelyn’s later books.

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