Praise for "The Finest Creation" "Rabe's fun, galloping romp of a story launches a new fantasy series....Rabe (Redemption and other titles in the Dragonlance series) deftly puts some beguiling twists on the guardian-angel theme. The rearing steed on the jacket will signal young horse lovers that this is a book for them" --"Publishers Weekly""The author of several novels set in Wizards of the Coast's "Forgotten Realms" setting has created her own world and populated it with vibrant characters both human and animal" --"Library Journal""Jean Rabe has not only garnered many awards in the field of imaginative games, but she has also some dozen role-playing novels to her credit, plus numerous short stories and articles. Her store of knowledge concerning war (in all periods), strange civilizations, and magic-white and black-is indeed prodigious." --Andre Norton"Jean Rabe is a helluva storyteller"--Margaret Weis"Enjoyably entertaining..it is as if C.S. Lewis had decided to write "Black Beauty" as a fantasy." --Mel Odom, Alex Award-winning author of" The Rover"
They are the Finest Creations - mystically forged creatures of perfection sent by the Creators to aid the Fallen (humankind) during their mortal existence.
Though they resemble horses and ponies they are supremely bright, communicate telepathically, and are moral. They are assigned to bond with individuals of great potential and to protect them from harm while guiding them along a path of virtue.
This is as it has been for years unto creation ... until a Finest is separated from his mentor before he has been invested with a charge. The young equine takes on the care of two orphans, not realizing that man's potential may rest in their future.
In their path: an evil mastermind whose manipulation of court politics could bring a dark age.
The Finest Creation was originally published by Tor Books in 2004.