New Book – “Twelve The King”

May 29, 2009

A new book I very much look forward to reading, by the author of, “Dances With Wolves” and several other novels.

"Twelve The King" book cover

From the website:

Less than one percent of humans who live in America have ever seen wild horses running free. I have spoken with many of the few who have and each has said the view they made will never be forgotten.

As remarkable as a distant sight of wild horses can be it remains the tip of a glorious iceberg. The actual lives of wild horses reveal to humanity the privilege having a life on the planet earth and how vital it is to respect the privilege.

Twelve the King is not a novel or a non-fiction study. It is a short memorial based on a wild horse stallion in whose presence I spent nearly fifteen years of my own life. He never had anything put on his back and was given all-access to the ranch he lived on after surviving a brutal capture in Nevada.

The book has been written to honor his existence and share with anyone the inspiration and knowledge he exhibited each day of his life. It is hoped that those who read about horse number 1202’s intimate state of being will feel something that will provoke action. Action that will oppose the link between politicians and corporations which has been playing a shell game for generations to kill and remove every wild horse in America.

-Michael Blake

Available June 15th from Perceval Press

8 Responses to “New Book – “Twelve The King””

  1. Sonya Says:

    Thank you so much for the information! I will have to read it too!

  2. pnickoles Says:

    You’re welcome! I’m sure we’ll both enjoy it given our mutual love for the wild ones. 🙂

  3. 100 years ago we had no oil and horses. 100 years from now we will have no oil or horses.

  4. Cheryl Reynolds Says:

    I love your respect for all things wild and free..Twelve was beautiful and it is great you had 15 years with him. Thank you so much for providing a FOREVER home for Pam’s El Mariachi, another stallion in desperate need for a life free to be. I loved Dances with Wolves. My husband has watched it a dozen times. I am anxious to read your memoir of Twelve. Thank You

  5. Mr. Blake,
    I was at the 2008 Emergency Wild Horse Summit meeting in Las Vegas and heard your talk about your wonderful stallion 12 and watched your movie about him. It is a very moving story. I look forward to reading your new book about him. I am thankful you are working for the wild horses.
    Karen Day

  6. Lynn Bauer Says:

    Thank-you, Mr. Blake, for stepping up to help El Mariachi and Hope – I’ve seen recent photos of them and they look great! You’re a very special being and so was 1202! Please make sure your voice continues to be heard!
    Again, thank-you!
    Lynn Bauer
    New Mexico

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  8. Donna Says:

    I enjoyed the book. Twelve found a good home for his last years.

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