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In the Season of the Sun

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In 1829, four families left Virginia for St. Louis and a voyage up the Platte River to an open land of big sky. Guided by a half-breed frontiersman named Coyote Kilhenny, the pioneers did not know that they had reached the end of their journey in an ocean of swaying grass. In an act of horrific betrayal, Kilhenny sprang an ambush on the people who had trusted him most. Whe ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 17th 2003 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1990)
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Dec 20, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it
Many historically based novels are set during the years of westward expansion; Indian's fighting for tribal lands, and pioneers striking their claims. This book is multi-dimensional in that you get both side's viewpoints due to the background plot of a tale of two brothers separated as children. One brother being adopted into a Blackfoot family, the other raised by some of the outlaws who had a hand in the slaughter of the caravan carrying the boys, as well as many other families heading west. I ...more
Oct 30, 2016 Steven rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, audio
I just didn't care for it. The story was too heavy on the romance. This will sound sexist, I know, but honestly, the romance was such an important element of the story that I thought Kerry was a woman. Yeah, sue me. Whatever.

The writing is competent. The story isn't horrible, if it's the kind of thing you're into. I was looking for more Western-style action. I found the story to be pretty predictable and the characters one dimensional. Your mileage may vary.

If you like Dana Fuller Ross, you will
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Dec 24, 2014 Jean Poulos rated it really liked it
I stumbled across this historical fiction published in 2003, while I was wandering around in looking for something different to read. Technically this book would be classified as a western.

The story starts in 1829 when four families left Virginia for St. Louis and a voyage up the Platte River to the land of the big sky. Their guide was a half breed named Coyote Kilhenny. Kilhenny was part of a renegade band that ambushes them. Only two boys survived the ambush. This book is about the
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Kerry Newcomb was raised in Texas. He has served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and taught at the St. Labre Mission School on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Mr. Newcomb has written plays, film scripts, commercials, liturgical dramas, and over thirty novels under both his own name and a variety of pseudonyms. He lives with his family in Ft. Worth, Texas.
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