The Elfstones of Shannara
The Shannara Chronicles
Artaq was selected to take Allanon to Paranor.
Artaq was a huge coal-black stallion, 18 hands high. A small head that was rather narrow, great barrow-chested body. Wide set azure eyes. Intelligence showed in his eyes. A hunting horse built for stamina rather than speed yet capable of great bursts of speed over short distances.1The Elfstones of Shannara – p 61