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MacCallister (MacCallister: The Eagles Legacy #1)

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  160 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
From bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone comes a blazing new saga of Duff MacAllister. One man, forging a destiny. One legacy, sworn to justice. One name, branded in the heart of America. . .

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The Scottish Highlands, 1885. Two men, brandishing knives, attack a young woman outside a pub. Duff MacAllister steps in and saves her--
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Pinnacle (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jun 02, 2014 Phillip rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I haven't just liked...I have LOVED the first two novels I've read by William Johnstone: Flintlock, and Shawn O'Brien, Town Tamer. They were both exceptionally well written and well plotted throughout. I realize William Johnstone has passed, and these recent novels are being written by a relative, JA Johnstone, but I honestly have to wonder if this is the case with this novel. The writing here is amateurish at best. The dialogue is forced and unnatural. Duff and Falcon seem to live in this odd w ...more
Rob Smith
Jan 22, 2017 Rob Smith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
This is a terribly written book. The style of the writing of this Johnstone Clan ghost writer is familiar, though I can't recall which Johnstone book, or two, the person wrote. The constant amateur dialogue of questions for answers to move the narrative along is bad enough during a few pages. This continues throughout the book.

There's also less engaging characters than typical of a Johnstone book. The story starts in Scotland with characters that are brushed past. The similarily treated main cha
HornFan2 (Mike)
Not a bad read, definitely parts were written by William and finished off by a ghost writer. Had excellent storylines, just seemed like they could have added more pages for the end verse rushing it. Having good kill evil by hitting the easy button to do verse making it a systematic multiple battle with good conquering evil.

I just wish they gave the ghost writer's credit, the reader knows who wrote what or from 2016 on just let Charles G. West write everything. Doing this enables readers to do l
Apr 05, 2011 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Duff MacCallister is the last member of his clan living in Scotland, He knows of distant kin in America because he's met the twins, Rosanna and Andrew, famous actors doing a play in Scotland. He'd received a letter from them and attended, with an invitation to visit or bring his soon to be bride, Skye, and live there.

A landowner and cattle rancher in his own right, he hadn't considered it until the night before his wedding, when looking for Skye, he finds her being assaulted by two of the Sherif
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Mar 10, 2011 Flannery Kneel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Picked up this gem at Wal-mart and what a gem it is! Hollywood! You need to get your hands on this one! Duff MacCallister after suffering the worst tragedy is forced out of Scotland his lifelong home, after he kills one of the Somerled men, the local Sheriff’s son and family enemies that have feuded for centuries. He secretly boards a merchant ship to America, and while aboard becomes an instant expert at being a shiphand.
Once in New York, he moves in with his distant cousins, famous theatre a
Tome Addiction
Mar 23, 2015 Tome Addiction rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
Ok, I am hooked. Fun, entertaining, historical, and quick read.

Here is my description of the story in movie terms.

Clint Eastwood plays a Scottish immigrant who is forced to leave his homeland and secretly flee to the U.S in the later nineteenth century, just on the edge of the historical wild west times. He handles every altercation in typical Eastwood style right down to the witty banter with the bad guys all while trying to make a life for himself but not until all the bad guys are dead.

Dec 28, 2014 Casey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Johnstone nails another one

We tend to think our Western heroes were all born and bred in the west. In this book we learn that Americans of the early Western period might be from any where.
Tough men came from other countries as well as sometimes from Eastern cities or mountains. It took all kinds to make up the people of the West.
Kyle Hawthorne
Fairly enjoyable but seemed like a poor cousin to Louis L'Amour's Sackett books, combining elements of the first one and a much later book or two. I won't read any more of the MacCallister series but may try another book by the author(s).
Oct 01, 2016 Norma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great books started reading them last month. Am on book Eight sad but good. I wished that I could have lived at that time.
Donald Houston
Nov 11, 2015 Donald Houston rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scottish hero!

Duff is a nice addition to the MacCallister family! A genuine "Highlander" cut from the tartan...! Good read or a good yarn!
Carol and Gary Curtis
First on a series. Fairly typical Western, filled with action. The writing was quite good, the characters were interesting and the plot was nicely developed. Not special but a good read.
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William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life,
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