I posted a review on LibraryThing. This is a good book for a young horse-lover, but if you are not familiar with horses, some of the terms would not be recognizable. Also, the copy I received had many grammatical and spelling mistakes. After awhile, I couldn't help but look for these. It took away from the story. The first-person POV was interesting, but definitley not in the same league as Black Beauty.
All in all, a good read for the young reader.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, and looking forward to the next in the series. I think this background will help the upcoming sequels.
It will be interesting to see what caused the start of the plague, and I am really anxious to see how the rogue naval unit fits into all of this.