The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races Resources
Okay, so it's not quite the island of Thisby, but the official web-site of The Scorpio Races has tons of cool extras, including icons, wallpapers, and striking foreign book covers.
Movie or TV Productions
Of course there's a movie. Of. Course.
Articles and Interviews
Maggie Stiefvater does tons of interaction with her fans. In this interview, she talks about that and, more importantly, the fun trips she took to do research for the beautifully dangerous cliffs of Thisby.
The Guardian warns us how addicting The Scorpio Races can be in this review. Hm, sounds like the same addiction to danger that drives Sean to compete in the races every year.
In this glowing review, the NY Times not only gives us a pronunciation key to capaill uisce (thanks, guys), but also raves about how it pumps new blood into a genre overflowing with vamps, weres, and angels. Who knew carnivorous horses were just what we needed?
Maggie Stiefvater does some incredible animated trailers for her books, and The Scorpio Races gets the same super-special treatment. Our only suggestion, Mags: More red ink. It's not bloody enough, though still bloody good work.
This fan-made trailer does a good job of evoking the haunting mood of the novel… despite using plastic horse toys and Ken dolls.
Listen in awe as a lot of people try (and fail) to pronounce capaill uisce.
In this Scholastic interview, Maggie Stiefvater reveals the legend of the water horse that inspired her book. Don't worry, no limbs were lost in the writing of this novel.
This fan-art shows what Corr might look like emerging from the sea. We'd rather take our chances with Jaws…
Although a year for the book's setting is never given, Finn's Morris could look something like this 1960 Morris Oxford.
So capaill and kelpie aren't exactly the same (Stiefvater made her own unique creation), but this little chart is a nice guide to help you identify your friendly neigh-borhood horse versus an evil carnivore from the sea.