horse-centric primitive culture
A woman following an alien incursion (disguised as a sale of not-Arabian horses) on a protected primitive planet is adopted into a nomadic horse-centric (not-Russian) tribe.
|Neat culture, by ponydom on December 08, 2004|
|I really liked this book, and this world, a lot. This is a coming of age novel, with a space-bearing wrapper, but truly it is a historical fiction at heart, set primarily in a region run by nomadic horsemen. I enjoyed watching Tess struggle to fit herself in this rich environment, first just to survive and later because she truly loves the people. |
I have read this novel several times -- I enjoy the complex relationship that develops between Tess and Bakhtiian, and the richly developed culture on Rhui and the galaxy it inhabits. There are many layers of people and cultures trying to understand the larger worlds they inhabit and their part in them.
There are horses, and a lot of them, though they are not particularly singled out as individuals.
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| Historical/General Fiction
| Questing Fantasy
| Science Fiction
| Young Adult