Zach King, son of legendary mountain man Nate King, is at home in the harshest terrain of the Rockies. But nothing can prepare him for the perils of civilization. Locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with his sister's kidnapper, Zach wends his way through the streets of New Orleans like the seasoned hunter he is. Yet this is not the wild, and the trappings of society offer his prey only more places to hide.
Hunter or the hunted? As mountain man Nate King and his family struggle to live free in the untamed country of frontier America, Nate and his neighbors have begun to find tracks and other signs of a being the Indians know as the "Old One", a half-man, half-breed creature that preys on humans and kills simply for the sake of killing.
Strong mountain men like Nate King risked everything to carve a new world from the frontier, and they weren't about to give it up without a fight. But when some friendly Crows asked Nate to help them rescue a missing girl from a band of murderous Lakota, he set off on a journey that would take him to the end of the trail - and possibly the end of his life.
Rosemary Spencer is a woman alone. All alone except for her young children. She and her husband and their two boys sold their farm, bought a Conestoga wagon and some oxen, and joined a wagon train heading for a new life in Oregon. But they soon learned the dangers of the West. First they became separated from the train. Then bloodthirsty Sioux attacked the train, wiping out everyone except the Spencers. Finally a grizzly mauled and killed Rosemary's husband.
"why the swear words soo sad"
Your reputation defines how people see you and what they will do for you. It determines whether your bank will lend you money to buy a house or car; whether your landlord will accept you as a tenant; which employers will hire you and how much they will pay you. It can even affect your marriage prospects.
"Dynamic reputation scoring is becoming palpable."
Nathaniel King left New York City in 1828 to venture into the vast unexplored regions beyond Mississippi. He heads west, lured on by dreams of wealth based on his uncle's promise to share with him "the greatest treasure in the world".
"OUT HERE A MAN CAN BE A MAN, PROVIDED"
In 1829, life west of the Mississippi was filled with constant peril and hardship. At any moment, a settler might find himself threatened by a murderous Indian or a deadly beast. Only rugged mountain men like Nathaniel King had the courage to challenge the unknown dangers for the freedom the wilderness offered. But when Nate and his mentor Shakespeare McNair made enemies of two Flathead Indians, their survival skills were tested as never before. If either man made one mistake, both would suffer merciless deaths.
The wild Rocky Mountains in 1828 held many dangers and challenges for those daring enough to enter. On a hunting trip, young Nathaniel King stumbles upon a disgraced Crow warrior.
This is the fifth audiobook in the "Wilderness Series". In America's Black Powder Days, fierce Indians and rough mountain men fought a never ending fight for survival in the Rocky Mountains. When newcomer Nathaniel King loses his partner who is captured by the Blackfeet, King's survival skills will be severely tested.
This is audiobook #6 in the Wilderness Series. In 1828, few white men dared to venture into the immense, unsettled region west of the Mississippi. And of those who did, only courageous men like Nathaniel King had the skills and strength to survive the harsh, frozen wilderness.
"By far the best one yet!"
Nate and his young family journey to the southern Rockies, only to have the child and woman taken by the Apache. With the help of his friend Shakespeare McNair, Nate will save his loved ones or die trying.
This is the second audiobook in the "Wilderness Series". Up in the Rockies, where a man could live free, Nathaniel King and a rugged mountain man named Shakespeare McNair head for a rendezvous of trappers and fur traders.
"why the swear words"
The unforgiving wilderness of the Rocky Mountains forced a boy to grow up fast, so Nate King taught his son, Zach, how to survive the constant hazards and hardships--and he taught him well. With an Indian war party on the prowl and a marauding grizzly on the loose, young Zach was about to face the test of his life, with no room for failure. But there was one danger Nate hadn't prepared Zach for--a beautiful girl with blue eyes.
The epic struggle for survival in America's untamed West. In Northwest Passage, Nathaniel King made a mistake that could be his last when he agrees to lead a seemingly innocent group of pioneers through the treacherous mountains. For the Banner party had a secret hidden there that they did not want revealed.
Mountain man Nathaniel King and other settlers in the Rockies are forever on the lookout for possible dangers - and always ready to match death with death. But when a marauding band of killers and thieves kipnaps his wife and children, Nate has finally run into enemies who've pushed his skill and cunning to the limit.
The brutal wilderness of the Rocky Mountains can be deadly to those unaccustomed to its dangers. So when a clan of travelers from the hill country back East arrive at Nate King's part of the mountain, Nate is more than willing to lend a hand and show them some hospitality. He has no way of knowing that this clan is used to fighting--and killing--for what they want. And they want Nate's land for their own!
Raised in the harsh Colorado Rockies, Zach King knows the wilderness. He can track his way through the thickest forest and bring down the most dangerous beasts. But his most recent quarry has moved the game to a whole new ground: New Orleans. Hot on the trail of Athena Borke - the vicious woman who kidnapped his sister, Evelyn - Zach must adjust to a whole new set of rules in this vipers' den of corruption. Zach will brave it all to save Evelyn's life, even if it means forfeiting his own.
Savage and dangerous, the unexplored Rockies hid threats that could kill even the most experienced mountain men. For mountain man Nathaniel King, helping stranded travelers had become common. But when he takes in a pair of strangers who have lost their way, his kindness is repaid with vile treachery.
Wilderness is the exciting series that details Nathaniel King's life and adventures in the Rockies as he fights to carve a life out of the savage frontier. When a deadly dispute among rival Indian tribes explodes into a bloody war, Nate has to make peace between the enemies - or his young family will be the first to lose their scalps.
"Great, exciting book."
Though living on the frontier was deadly, the reward for the hardy souls brave enough to take the risk was unlimited freedom—freedom that murderous renegades would steal for a few pieces of gold. When mountain man Nathaniel King and his family were threatened by a band of slavers, they faced enemies like none they'd ever battled.