The first arrow should have killed the buffalo. But the massive bull keeps charging, and Lost Eyes watches, helpless, as the young warrior known as Waiting Horse is gored to death. As punishment for this tragic accident, Lost Eyes is exiled from his small Blackfoot tribe on the edge of the Elkhorn Creek - cursed to spend his days wandering the plains, forever remembering the hunt that changed his life.
While their family’s wagon train stops for a rest, Jacob Milam goes hunting with his younger brother, Tom. They are hoping for a rabbit, a deer, or even a buffalo, but they haven’t managed to catch anything bigger than a rattlesnake when they see the Indian raiding party galloping over the plains. Jacob races back to camp, desperate to warn his parents, but it is already too late. Betrayed by their Indian guide, the settlers have been slaughtered. Jacob and Tom are the only survivors.
"Magnificently told tale of adventure"
Acclaimed Western novelist Kerry Newcomb illustrates one of the darkest pages of American history in this passionate saga about culture, conflict, love, and war. He portrays the tumultuous and hostile atmosphere of the mid-19th century as war breaks out between the Cheyenne Indians and the white settlers. Panther Burn, a brave Cheyenne, and Jubal Bragg, a revengeful militia man, find themselves face to face in a tragic struggle between two proud cultures.
Geronimo himself hears the baby crying in the burned-out campsite, surrounded by the bodies of the boy’s family. Even as an infant, Mickey Free is too strong to die. For thirteen years, this white child is raised as an Apache, learning the ways of the greatest warriors to ever mount a horse, and taking their cause as his own. When he turns thirteen, Mickey attempts the Run of the Arrow, a warrior’s ordeal that takes him across miles of desert wasteland with nothing but a mouthful of water to sustain him.
"Johnny Stark was big, ugly, and wasn't about to die..." So begins this extraordinary saga set on America's first frontier-in the heart of the French and Indian War. Stark was a hunter whose crime was running afoul of an Abenaki war party. Fighting his way out of a blood-soaked killing ground, Stark became a legend in a land torn by a brutal struggle between two distant nations, with native tribes choosing sides. In danger of losing their stake in the New World, the French knew they had to bring down Johnny Stark-and prove he was mortal.
To save his father from the Tory gallows, young Dan McQueen makes a bargain with the British--to murder the man destined to lead the rebels, George Washington.
Kerry Newcomb launches his acclaimed Texas Anthem series with a gripping epic of betrayal, revenge, and love. Pistol-whipped, robbed of his horse, and left for dead by his brother, Vin, Johnny Anthem escapes Mexican slavery to find that his fiancée, Rose, has married Vin. Minutes after the ceremony, Johnny confronts the newlyweds and triggers a chain reaction of explosive events. Listeners will welcome Newcomb's wonderfully and profoundly moving prose.
The year is 1863 and the Confederacy is on the run. After narrowly escaping death at the hands of a mob in New Orleans, young Union soldier Jesse McQueen faces disgrace and court-martial - in service of a higher, hidden glory. As a spy behind Confederate lines, he will intercept crucial information that could provide the turning point in a bloody, tragic war. But the young daredevil finds himself playing the part of turncoat and Confederate officer all too well, as infatuation for an indomitable Rebel Belle becomes a deeper, more dangerous sentiment.
For generations, the Sandcrane men have served their tribe as the keepers of the Sacred Arrows. When the time comes for Seth Sandcrane to pass the responsibility on to his son Tom, he waits with pride for his son to assume his place among the elders of the tribe. But Tom wants nothing to do with Sacred Arrows, ancient traditions, and the mystical heritage of the Cheyenne. It is 1896; the nation is growing, and Tom wants a place in the white man’s world.
As the U.S. and Mexico prepare to fight over land, Ben McQueen is wounded and left behind Mexican lines, where his flight to safety is interrupted by amnesia and a pretty widow who is being harassed by a Mexican warlord.
Descendants of a savage, ancient tribe leave a grisly trail of human sacrifice across a land already no stranger to violence and bloodshed. Caught in the raging crossfire of a huge battle for territorial supremacy, the Warriors of the Night vow death to their white and Mexican enemies alike. Into this harsh frontier torn by the sting of lance and arrow and the flame of musket fire rides United States soldier Ben McQueen.
Kit McQueen nearly died in Spanish-held Florida, but with the help of a brash Irish adventurer he made his way north. Now he wants nothing more than to live in peace with his family. But the War of 1812 is raging all around him, and no McQueen can refuse his country's call. To help turn the tide of war, he accepts a mission: to capture or kill the adventurer-turned-traitor who saved his life. Tracking his quarry to the Alabama Territory, McQueen finds more than he bargained for....
Newcomb's popular Medal series returns with a superb tale of war and romance during the War of 1812. In the last major offensive of the war, the British attack American forces near New Orleans. Kit McQueen, fighting with Andrew Jackson, discovers that the girl he loves has been kidnapped, and he vows to get her back.
Forced to take sides in the War between the States, Jesse and Pacer Wolf McQueen face off at Buffalo Creek, while their father, Ben, suffers a gunshot wound, a trusted friend preys on their kin, and outlaws plot the family's downfall.