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Ride the Moon Down (Titus Bass #7)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  140 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The time of the mountain man is coming to an end...but some--like Titus Bass will not exit gently. A brilliantly exciting and thoroughly researched novel of the end of the dream that was the unmapped and virgin wilderness in the American West starring the king of the mountain men, Titus Bass. 

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Paperback, 576 pages
Published July 6th 1999 by Bantam (first published November 3rd 1998)
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Apr 30, 2016 Dave rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The blurb says "thoroughly researched" and I agree. But the blurb also says "brilliantly exciting" and I disagree strongly. I gave up on this book at the 44% point because I just could not get interested enough to finish it. When I put a book down and don't feel compelled to pick it up again soon, then I know it's just not 'my cup of tea'. I haven't read any of the previous Titus Bass stories, so his inability to cope with the spread of 'civilization' into the wilderness did not make me feel sor ...more
Jul 18, 2015 Skip rated it it was amazing
This book continues the story of Titus Bass started in the trilogy, (CARRY THE WIND, BORDERLORDS, & ONE - EYED DREAM ), and yet is exciting as a stand alone novel. The hard life of mountian fur trappers is now entwined with the relationships between Bass, his Crow wife, and his growing family. The dangerous encounters, the joyfull reunions, and the ravages of the whitemans disease combined with the deepening love between a man and his family and friends make for a wonderful story. Brutal at ...more
Betty Jenkins
Jul 12, 2013 Betty Jenkins rated it it was amazing
Not at all my usual genre. Bought this book for 25 cents at a garage sale. Didn't read it till almost a year later. When I finally caught onto this book being part 7 of a nine book series, I was hooked. I fell for Titus Bass and Waits by the Water. I fell in love with history of the mountain man and the early west. This book caused me to devour the rest of the series.
Barbara A. Shoemaker
History and she good story make sure good read

When you also live in the West and you are familiar with the places described in the book it is great to read about them along with the great characters Mr. Johnson inserts into a very good story. I found nothing wrong with his descriptions of the people, the time or the places. A good read.
Doug Page
Sep 13, 2008 Doug Page rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
It has a wonderfully authentic feeling for a western novel. I wished I liked the genre.
Jul 08, 2010 Sean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this as a high school kid. Remember it as a great adventure book.
JoAnn Ainsworth
Tale of a mid-1880’s trapper with his Crow wife and infant daughter traveling the west. Uses language of the times, lots of description.
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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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