A boy tries to protect the family’s beautiful stallion and his father tries to protect the whole family. The stark, impossible choices are written with an insider’s knowledge of Spain, the people and the history, all conveyed in a long story that focuses on the invasion of war itself into everyday life of ordinary people. I was drawn into those choices, worrying about what I would do if it were me, feeling the tensions, understanding that the consequences of any decision could be fatal.
Dark Night, Black Horse
J.G. Harlond, author
Dark Night, Black Horse is based on a true story. In the first year of the Spanish Civil War, Nationalist troops requisition a wonderful black stallion belonging to Diego Martín, a 'contrabandista'. Diego’s son, aged eight, steals the horse from the troops and hides it in a cave.
Amazon reviewer: Jean Gill (author)