The plot is perfectly paced. It really isn't a story about water horses (which are freaky monsters, I kid you not). Instead, it's a story about courage, and hope, and figuring out who you really are and what you really need. All of that plays out against the backdrop of the Scorpio Races and the incredible horses. I was thoroughly fascinated the entire time.
I wouldn't liked a little more romance in the romance moments. A little bit of lingering. But at the same time, Puck and Sean aren't characters who can afford to linger on romance. Their relationship was both sweet and authentic.
I would recommend this book to anyone without reservation.