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Mystic Dreamers (Mystic Series #1)

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For over a decade, Rosanne Bittner has enchanted her readers with tales of adventure and romance in the times before the White Man settled the West. Now, in the tradition of Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, the bestselling author of Song of the Wolf and the Savage Destiny Indian series turns her hand to historical fiction with a wonderful new story of Native Ameri ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Tor Books (first published 1999)
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Native American/western historical romances are my guilty pleasures. I love that genre so much and search the web to find new books every few weeks. The blurb of Mystic Dreamers is everything I look for in that genre. There is just something magical about this genre. I admire the Native American culture so much, it is just very pure and beautiful. I wish I could go back in time and spend some time in that time period.

Both Stalking Wolf and Star Dancer were very intriguing and strong characters.
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Christine
Oct 08, 2012 Christine rated it really liked it
I started reading Rosanne Bittner for her stories about Indians. (I wanted to read about how they lived and loved without the white men involved)
This is more of a Historical Fantasy. I can understand when an Indian sees a vision but when other Indians can see the vision then it becomes Fantasy.
This is the 1st book in a 3 book series. It is the Best book of the entire series and as far as I can tell, the ONLY few books of hers that is told entirely from the Indian point of view. (haven't read
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Michelle
Nov 22, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was my first all Indian pov story and I loved getting to put myself in the tribe and fully see life from the inside out, watching how their way of life was slowly being upset - from customs to daily life. Like many of Rosanne Bittner books, I get a history lesson along with the love story and this book kept both pretty balanced. Looking forward to book 2 to see what is in store for Buffalo Dreamer and Rising Eagle.
Jac
Feb 28, 2011 Jac rated it liked it
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The beginning started out good, but about halfway Bittner lost her momentum. The characters would have been stronger if Bittner spanned the book over fewer months. Although the author included some interesting details about the Lakota Nation the characters remained flat and the book read too much like a history book which focused on two lives. A novel like this could have done a better job making the people and their values/motives real.
Gaile
Jul 29, 2010 Gaile rated it it was amazing
The entire Mystic Dreamers is about the Lakota Sioux attempting to save The Black Hills from the white man. Written from the Native American point of view, I thought many parts were very funny but it was also sad as all the Sioux wanted to do was to keep the white man out of their land. They still have refused to sell the Black Hills. Good read!
Rachel
Jan 11, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love how she wrote the book including all the rituals and ceremonies that the Native Americans did.
Weeping Willow
Mar 19, 2008 Weeping Willow rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of the three part series of Mystic Indians by Rosanne Bittner. LOVED the Book! A great read!!
Izzy Heras
May 12, 2013 Izzy Heras rated it it was amazing
I absolutely fell in love with this book. The three books in the series in the series are great but this one, which is the first one is by far the best of the bunch.
Tonya Lucas
Jan 18, 2016 Tonya Lucas rated it it was amazing
Rosanne Bittner delivers the greatest history lesson you will ever learn. The Sioux were a proud and fierce people who lived, conquered and where determined to keep their land.
Tonya
Dec 20, 2011 Tonya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tonya by: Mom
Light and fluffy. Inaccurate at times but for the target audience it's forgivable. Not something I'd recommend to anyone that has a real interest in Lakota heritage but it's a quick, light romance.
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Jan 27, 2016 Firefly_1824 rated it really liked it
I wish I hadn't read to long to read this book, it was very good and better than I thought it would be. One of those little surprises that lies on the shelf waiting to be discovered.
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For those of you who have not yet read my books, my stories are generally set in the American West of the 1800's and feature vividly-described, historically accurate settings that span the US from Missouri to California, from Canada to Mexico. Many of my books portray the poignant history of our Native Americans, and though the characters are my own, I use real historical locations and events in ...more
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