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Dance on the Wind (Titus Bass #1)

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Sixteen-year-old Titus Bass fears one fate more than any other: never to experience the great wilderness or the wildness inside himself. So late one night he snatches a squirrel gun and a handful of biscuits, flees into the woods, and doesn’t look back. From Louisville past the Chickasaw bluffs and the Natchez Trace all the way to New Orleans, he plunges into the rough-and ...more
ebook, 640 pages
Published July 21st 2010 by Bantam (first published 1995)
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Maurita Kling
A disappointment. Too long, too wordy, too many Willing Women, and then, an Abrupt Ending! This would have been much better if it had been 1/3 as long & better organized. And I really found it hard to identify with the characters- they seemed rather stereotyped. I've read Much Better novels about the Early West, like 'Dream West', 'Hard Country', etc.
Nov 03, 2013 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish that this had been the first Titus bass novel that I read. Unfortunately, I had previously read Carry the Wind which, although it tells the tale of a middle-aged Titus, includes enough of his early life and history that it spoiled this story of Bass' youth and early life. Knowing what was going to happen, I quit the book after the first few chapters.
Feb 27, 2008 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exciting tail of a young man's adventures as he breaks away from his parents and the farming life he loathes. Sometimes I think he gets too much into the character's thought process, but overall, I'd recommend it to anyone who likes early frontier adventures.
Jun 05, 2013 Margo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent. First book I've read by Terry Johnston and won't be the last!! Book taking place 200 years ago about a young frontier man, this is the first in a series about Titus Bass. Lot of interesting history thrown in with the story.
Sep 24, 2010 Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terry Johnston and this series are responsible for getting me back into reading again.
Dec 20, 2011 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is a real page turner. It grabs you right from the start. A story well told.
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Terry C. Johnston was born January 1, 1947 in Arkansas City, KS.
Nineteen publishers rejected Johnston's first novel, Carry the Wind, before it was printed in 1982. However, this first novel was to gain the honor of receiving the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award for best first fiction. Johnston is known for his eye for historical detail, and he is a stickler for accuracy.
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  • Crack in the Sky
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