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Rendezvous (Skye's West #9)

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Barnaby Skye, a pressed seaman in the Royal Navy, jumps ship at Fort Vancouver in 1826 with little more than the clothes on his back and a belaying pin for a weapon. Fighting for life, starving, hiding from his pursuers--the Hudson's Bay Company and the British Navy--he follows the Columbia River inland toward a fate he never anticipated. In a trapping brigade, Skye falls ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published December 15th 1998 by Forge Books (first published June 1997)
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Jun 25, 2015 Violet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
A great story of Barnaby Skye's early adventures; pressed into service in the British navy at the age of 14, he finally has the chance to jump ship at the mouth of the Columbia River at the age of 20. He works his way inland, learns how to be a mountain man, meets and falls in love with an indian maiden and gets married. This is one of a series of the wonderful books written by Mr. Wheeler with Mr. Skye as his main character. I have read several and will read all that I can get at our local libr ...more
May 04, 2011 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: completed
I have not read any of the other Barnaby Skye novels-- apparently there are a number of them. In this case, Wheeler takes a Lucasian (think Star Wars) approach and jumps back to Skye's earlier years, so I don't really feel as if I missed much.

Wheeler writes well enough. He has obviously researched wilderness survival skills and the life of a mountain man, along with some of the differences of the Indian tribes, etc. In this novel, we witness the transformation of a young Navy deserter who travel
This is the first, chronologically, in the story of Barnaby Skye - starting from his deserting from the Royal Navy, through his first Rendezvous, and his first time out trapping. It's also the 1st book in the SECOND series in Skye's West.

So, now I have a dilemma. With 2 series, and some overlap in the chronology, at some point I'll need to make some choices about reading order. The 1st series is completely out of order - ie, the 2nd book is the last chronologically, etc. And, while some series I
Nov 24, 2008 Betti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like a good western. It looks like Richard S. Wheeler has a BOATLOAD of books with Barnaby Skye as the hero. I will have my work cut out for me. Hoping all his books are along the caliber (no pun intended) of Rendevous.
Very satifying.
Aug 11, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm hooked. Bring on the next one!
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Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.
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