Young African-American boy Gabriel works in the horse barns with his Pa in Woodville Farms in Kentucky. The Civil War is on, yet it's far away from thier farm. Or so it seems. Gabriel and his Pa are going to Lexington to race one of the horses when a renegade Rebel captain and his group of raiders stop them. And that's just in Chapter Two!! There's a lot more. As I said, this book really makes you care about the characters and worry when bad things happen. And there are bad men here. And danger is always just down the road, ready to spring when you don't expect it. I really, really, really enjoyed this book. So will you. I have to be brief here but I could rave all day. So get it and read it!!
PS--this is the first book in a trilogy. Now I have more great series books to wait for!