Set in ancient China, two brothers fight the classic battle between good and evil as the Shadow-without-name attempts to break free from an eternal imprisonment by utilizing the strength and power of the famed dragon horses. Rokshan and An-Lushan are drawn into this centuries-old struggle, along with a young girl destined to become the Spellweaver of her nomadic tribe. And as An-Lushan is pulled towards the dark, Rokshan must embark upon a dangerous journey into the lands of the Wild Horsemen - where he is to meet the great stallion Stargazer and, ultimately, must learn the innermost secrets of the dragons.
Peter Ward was born in 1958 and grew up in different places all over the Far East, England and Germany. He has had a peripatetic career: before graduating from Leeds University with a degree in English, he earned his living as a swimming-pool attendant, hod carrier, joiner's mate, canteen assistant on a North Sea oil-rig, plumber's merchant store-picker in the US, van-driver, painter and decorator, antiques dealer and sales room assistant at Sotheby's in Bond Street. After graduating he worked in the media and communications industry and in the property services. He is now self-employed. He lives with his wife, daughter and two sons in Putney, south-west London. Dragon Horse is his first novel.