Across Arkansas men marched away to subdue devils, either Yankee or Confederate, depending on one's politics. Unfortunately devils of another breed stayed behind. In the spellbinding novel Where the Road Begins, author Nancy Dane brings alive a time when marauding bushwhackers rode the hills and when women had as much to fear as any soldier. This clash between North and South took a conscripted youth, Elijah Loring, far from the banks of Little Piney Creek down a road where terror and war awaited. After returning home a hardened man, he suffered lost love, and in this lawless land, confronted dangers as great as any endured in the crushed Confederate army. Where the Road Begins is based on the documentary history Tattered Glory, also compiled by the author.
©2006 Nancy Dane (P)2012 Tate
Yes, I am reading the Tattered Glory Series, this is book one. In later books, some characters are featured who only made brief appearances in the earlier book.
The constription and battle scenes.
Elijah is the main character in book one. He is a young boy who has to join the War, even though he was too young and didn't go voluntarily.
Granny, without a doubt.
The Civil War in Arkansas is not written about as much as the War in other parts of the country. It is good to find a well-researched novel that tells the almost forgotten stories.
One of the best.
When Elijah saves they others when Peter is killed.
Sometimes, it was very monotone
Elijah because my students could relate to him.
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