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4.50  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  6 reviews
You have never read a Civil War story like this!

Yes, it is set in the south during the Civil War, but this book is far from a glorification of the antebellum era. At its core, it is a soldier's story told through young eyes. Jack does not believe in slavery and he strives to overcome the prejudices of the time while at the same time knowing he is a product of those times.

Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published June 1st 2020 by Wings ePress, Inc
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History is more than just a recounting of events and Thomas Fenske brings the Civil War to life through the eyes of a young Southern teen and the mystery of an old witch-woman who is sworn to protect him. What was so special about young Jack that a dying slave would assure he would have guardians throughout his military career? Even Jack wasn’t sure what to think as he faces training, deployment and separation from his company.

Told simply, the plain words and thoughts of young Jack feel as if he
Bonnye Reed
I received a free electronic copy of this excellent historical/fantasy novel by Thomas Fenske from the author. Thank you for sharing your hard work with me. I have read this novel of my own volition and this review reflects my personal opinion of this work. I am happy to add Thomas Fenske to my must-reads author list and recommend him highly to friends and family.

Fenske writes a tight tale with believable protagonists - even those questionable beings who aren't really there. The Hag Vanita remi
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So, I hear Thomas Fenske and think Texas, paranormal activity, a little bit of danger...and they're all present, against the little-known (at least to me, raised on the East Coast) backdrop of the Civil War in Texas. The Hag Rider is the fictional memoir of a 15 year old Confederate cavalryman in Texas, who joins the fight to serve Texas, despite his youth and discomfort with slavery. He is protected through his ordeal by an old slave woman and witch, Vanita, whose presence follows him thousands ...more
Marianne Reese
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A historical fictional story set during the Civil War with an added mystical twist told from the eyes and heart of a boy.

At the height of the Civil War, a young boy named Jack escapes the wrath of his abusive drunken father, and leaves home to join the calvary. During his service he befriends other soldiers, and lives the harsh, yet often times, rewarding life of a soldier. Sworn to protect young Jack, a mystical slave woman plays a prevalent role in his evolving military career and adventures.

Peter Guzzardi
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this first-person account of a young man who runs away from a violent, hard-drinking father and joins up to fight in the Civil War. His kindness to a slave pays off in many ways, including an encounter with an old woman who offers him supernatural protection in the form of a little bag he carries with him. A short, entertaining read.
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Thomas Fenske considers himself a hybrid Texas/North Carolina writer, but like most native Texans he knows that his soul ultimately belongs to Texas.

He has searched country roads in search of the best Chicken-Fried Steak, Chili, Texas BBQ, and real Tex-Mex. He's hiked the Guadalupe Mountains, rafted the Rio Grande and braved rapids on the Guadalupe River. He’s suffered through waves of mosquitoes

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