Rider at the Gate
A forgotten colony lost on a planet of wild beauty and unimaginable
danger. A people held together by a renegade band of outcast heroes,
called to their destinies by alien dreams. A world of Riders and
Nighthorses, their minds linked together on the knife-edge of an
abyss – for even a single Nighthorse can annihilate the human race.
And now one Nighthorse has gone insane...
C. J. Cherryh (born 1942) is the pen name of Carolyn Janice Cherry, a multiple-award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer. She currently resides in Spokane County, Washington.
Cherryh is pronounced ”Cherry”. The author appended a silent ”h” to her real name because her first editor felt that ”Cherry” sounded too much like a romance writer.
The asteroid 77185 Cherryh has been named in her honour.
Cherryh's take on books with telepathic horses. Her nighthorses seek human company for two reasons: humans provide them with 1) memory and 2) bacon.
The Finisterre Universe consists of two books. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.