Cloud's Rider

C.J. Cherryh

Warner Aspect. $22.00
(paper $5.99)

Danger has followed Danny and his nighthorse Cloud to Evergreen, where he was escorting three teenagers to safety. Safety in Evergreen, however, is chancy at best. The people there greet them with greed and suspicion, and outside a rogue nighthorse is besieging Evergreen's walls. Then a worse menace comes calling....

Cloud's Rider is an exciting new science fiction/fantasy novel from Hugo-winning C.J. Cherryh. Cherryh can be a bit of an acquired taste, and while her many fans won't need an introduction, new readers may appreciate some encouragement. Cherryh's writing often feels claustrophobic: she strictly limits the point of view to a single character at a time, writing only what that one person sees or thinks or knows. This claustrophobia can be off putting at first -- highly recommend you stick with it; once you do become accustomed to her quirky style, the book reads easily. Subtle humor and a suspenseful plot are also Cherryh trademarks.

Cloud's Rider, a fine book in its own right, is the sequel to Rider at the Gate.


Also about Danny and Cloud:

Rider at the Gate. Warner Aspect, 1995

C.J. Cherryh's web site


This review copyright 1997 by Wendy Morris
Information last updated March 22, 1998

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