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Racing phoenix horses is the pinnacle event of each year. This year proves no different, but three racers from different backgrounds have different reasons for racing…and winning. Pippa, a member of the dominant Ashlords and the daughter of two Race winners, wants the winning crown to keep up her family tradition. Imelda, a Dividian whose ancestors tried and failed to conquer the Ashlords, wants to use her scholarship entry to win against those who keep her people in fear. Adrian, a Longhand whose ancestors were hunted by the Ashlords, wants to start a war. Prepared with their horses and their alchemy to raise a phoenix horse to match the race course, they enter The Races knowing that each night could be their last.

In alternating chapters, Reintgen has created a world in which gods interfere with the lives of privileged mortals and mortals fight for their freedom on the backs of horses that turn to ash. The phoenix horses are exciting and original, the mix of riding and alchemy adding an unexpected competitive edge to The Races. This mix of The Hunger Games and The Scorpio Races will keep readers turning pages in a fiery frenzy to find out what happens next.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Crown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2020-01-21
ISBN 9780593119174 Buy this Book
Issue April 2020
Category Young Adult


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