The two main characters are Sham, the horse that would later become The Godolphin Arabian; and Agba, the horse’s loyal friend and groom. From the deserts of Morocco to Europe, “King of the Wind” takes the reader on a fantastic journey full of hardship and misfortune, but glorious in the end. Despite cruel owners and masters Sham and Agba persevere with the help of each other. Overall, “King of the Wind” is a tale like “Black Beauty,” though in this case the horse has a loyal friend who sticks with him to the very end.
The story has a well-researched feel, full of historical details that breathe life into the tale. Marguerite Henry skillfully weaves the story in a way that sticks to the facts while entertaining his reader at the same time. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a good horse story.Inkweaver Book Rating:
For another book by Marguerite Henry see: Misty of Chicoteague