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Sun River (Skye's West #1)

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
They call him Mister Skye He's big, he's tough, and he knows the West as few others do the trails, the people, the weather - everything from which a tenderfoot needs to be protected. Skye's biggest problem is protecting people from themselves. Mister Skye has agreed, reluctantly, to lead a party of missionaries to the Blackfoot Nation: to get there, they must pass through ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 15th 1989 by Tor Books
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The first book in the Skye series and the first one of these I've read. An excellent story of a wagon train full of missionaries heading west, the culture clashes along the way, and the terrible price they pay.
Jeff Dickison
A very good frontier western, this is certainly NOT the first book in this series. In this one Mister (Barnaby) Skye and his two Indian wives escort a group of missionaries and a Catholic priest to the Sun River so they can teach the Blackfeet about Christ, farming, and peaceful ways. Excellent adventures along the way
Jul 21, 2008 Randy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: western fans
The first book in the author's Barnaby Skye series. I loved it and immediately bought all the rest.
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