High on the slopes of mighty Mount Olympus, among the sun-splashed meadows and sparkling waters, glide the winged horses of the ancient gods. Here up high is normally no place for a lost, parentless girl like Pippa. But once every hundred years, the gods and goddesses descend to the mortal realm to choose jockeys for their winged horse race — and Pippa is one of the lucky children chosen to ride.
No one expects Pippa and her undersized, impetuous winged steed Zephyr to win, or even finish, this death-defying race. But if Pippa and Zephyr don’t find a way to win, the gods will separate them forever. To stay with Zephyr, Pippa will have to work harder, train longer, and dare more bravely than her competition. In a race filled with petty, jealous gods and goddesses and a host of ruthless riders, Pippa must prove that love is greater than might.