Rim-Fyre and the Stones of Time
by Mitzy Tait-Zeller
Soft cover, 2013
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autographed from www.mitzytaitzeller.com
Reviewed by Carol M. Upton
“Had it only been a week since she’d come here? Never in her wildest dreams did she think that her spit-fire errant stallion would be ridden bareback and bridle-less and yet here she was doing just that. Allowing him total freedom – they weren’t even in an enclosure of any sort. It was just a woman, her horse and the wide open prairie – no fences, no holds barred.” ~ Mitzy Tait-Zeller
Author Mitzy Tait-Zeller draws from prairie history, ancient aboriginal traditions, and her innate understanding of horses – particularly the Canadian - to craft this inspired debut novel, which is a definite treasure in the world of horse-related family fiction. Through Tait-Zeller’s lively storytelling, the reader is enticed into a realm that is at once both terrifying and magnificent.
A leisurely afternoon’s ride across the Canadian prairie turns into an unpredictable physical and spiritual adventure for Serena and her Canadian stallion Rim-Fyre. What bewildering land is this? Who are these people? Which path leads back home? Could it all be just a dream – and what is the purpose?
Serena asks herself these questions as she and Rim-Fyre navigate a strange and challenging world on a quest to find their way back to the life they once knew.
Serena encounters considerable hardship and frustration at every turn; along the way she learns to see Rim-Fyre and his breed through new eyes, take some difficult risks, and believe in herself. Their path is slowly revealed through Serena’s persistence and willingness to learn combined with Rim-Fyre’s healing energy. Progress can only be made if Serena suspends her judgement and trusts her healing guides, both human and animal. Every mysterious step takes longer than expected and is backlit by the author’s rich descriptions - the moon’s full glow, the colours of the fall prairie, the buffalo, eagle, cougar and horse energy - all that will help Serena and Rim-Fyre on their journey.
Whether hand-picked for the summer beach bag or chosen for a chilly winter night, the whole family will savor Rim-Fyre and the Stones of Time. The author hints at a sequel. Can we wish for anything more?
About the Author
Mitzy Tait-Zeller, recipient of the 2013 Equine Welfare Communications Award and Author of Hoofprints on My Heart, is an experienced equine enthusiast. Mitzy devotes her time to her family, horses and raising awareness through her passion for writing on Equine Welfare and promoting the Canadian, Canada’s National Horse. Visit Mitzy and her Canadians at: www.mitzytaitzeller.com