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Dark Passage (Skye's West #10)
by Richard S. Wheeler (Goodreads Author)
It is 1831 and Barnaby Skye, the deserter from the Royal Navy turned Rocky Mountain trapper, joins his wife, Mary Quill Woman of the Crow nation, in a journey to her village on the Yellowstone. "Victoria", as Skye calls her, is unhappy with her husband--he drinks too much, and seems afraid to help fight her people's enemies. She falls under the spell of Jim Beckwourth, the ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 15th 2000 by Forge Books
(first published November 1st 1998)
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I liked this western because it features the Crow Indian tribe and gives a good account of how the Indians survived in warm weather and didn't survive as well in the winter as civilization made wild game and the buffalo harder to find. The main characters are well written. Barnaby Skye, a British citizen, is unhappy living among his wife's tribe, feeling like an outcast. He knows his wife, Victoria, was just as unhappy living among trappers. While Barnaby wrestles with his demons, his wife is sp ...more