The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

The Sport of Kings

C.E. Morgan

fiction historical literary sports challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

545 pages | first published 2016


Hellsmouth, a wilful thoroughbred filly, has the legacy of a family riding on her.The Forges: one of the oldest and proudest families in Kentucky; descended from the first settlers to brave the Wilderness Road; as mythic as the history of the Sout...
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dark 71%
challenging 57%
sad 57%
emotional 42%
informative 28%
reflective 28%
tense 14%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | No: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

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