When I was a kid, I was as into horse stories as any clichéd teenage girl ever. Also, I still love it when a great horse appears in a novel. Bansh in RANGE OF GHOSTS, for example.
Well, here is a post at tor.com from Patricia Briggs on “five books with fantastic horses.”
Okay, I must certainly look up A WIND IN CAIRO. Okay, I just picked it up. MY GOD MY TBR PILE, it is going to cause a gravitic implosion and most of it isn’t even physical. It’s especially ridiculous because I don’t have time to read fiction right now anyway. Maybe in April. Late April.
Anyway, I, like Briggs, enjoy the ponies in Anne Bishop’s WRITTEN IN RED series, though they do add to the rather high Implausibility Quotient of the series.
Horses that Briggs didn’t mention:
Bansh, as I mentioned above. I see a lot of commenters at Brigg’s post love Bansh.
Copperhead from LMB’s Sharing Knife series.
The pooka from THE GRAY HORSE by R A MacAvoy
The sea horses from Stiefvater’s THE SCORPIO RACES.
While on the subject of violent carnivorous “horses,” maybe the horses from CJC’s CLOUD’S RIDER. Do they count?
Oh, I like Dun Lady’s Jess! From the book of the same name, by Duranna Durgin.
Okay, what other great horses from fantasy am I missing? Bonus points if the horse is a Real Horse and not a Horse-Shaped Human Person.