Standing at the Scratch Line: King Tremain Series, Book 1 (Tremain Family Saga #1)
Raised in the steamy bayous of New Orleans in the early 1900s, LeRoi "King" Tremain, caught up in his family's ongoing feud with the rival DuMont family, learns to fight. But when the teenage King mistakenly kills two white deputies during a botched raid on the DuMonts, the Tremains' fear of reprisal forces King to flee Louisiana.
Johnson used a lot of different characters like Serena, Big Ed, and Darwin “The Professor” Morris to give us a view of various characters that were involved in King’s life. Honestly, I ...more
Early in the book LeRoi "King" Tremain is sent away from his family for his actions while protecting his family ...more
The story is exciting, thought provoking and cathartic. Social, psychological, financial and emotional issues are all addressed in this creative story of love, loss, growth and maturity. I can see each of character in this book. From the international scene of World War I to streets of Harlem and from ...more
I was so moved by the main character that I kept giving my husband updates while being pregnant with ...more
I found it to be an 'eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth' story. At first I was trying to understand the reason behind the motive for Tremain shedding blood without remorse. But as I got further into the story, I began to see not only a black Josey Wales, but a black American hero too. The only drawback was the disappointment of Tremain being robbed of uniting with his first born son.
Although it ...more
I gave the is book 5 stars...an absolutely powerful novel. The story of King Tremain will have you on the edge of your seat. Through his story I can see so many young men with a similar vision even in today's society.
A little bit of a slow beginning but worth it once you push through. Didn't know what to think of King but then as I read through I actually admire him. Sometimes we all want the same things out of life but we all end of doing it differently to get to t ...more
If you can ignore some of the lengthy descriptions (unless you like that), and don't mind that you may have to look up some words, you will love this book.
I've read it multiple times and it still captivates me every time.
But yes, it was looooooong!! but with the detail provided the length of the book was warranted.