- File Size: 650 KB
- Print Length: 292 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: American Writers Publishing Company; First edition (July 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DUEQJYY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,659,750 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As soon as the book opens something happens, and the suspense does not stop until the very end. There are several characters who call to us, but Sass and Tuck are undoubtedly the strongest ones. They also call to each other, and they embark in a ritual dance (that's how I see it) from the very beginning. The secondary characters are quite colorful and appealing too, especially Philip, Sass's father.
But - let us not forget the horses. They have distinct (and peculiar) personalities, and they play an essential part in the story. We get to know them quite well, respect them and admire them. My favorite is the Cayuse Indian pony - absolutely!
The landscape is also eloquent - extremely beautiful but sinister. And the eerie wail of a wolf echoes off the granite cliffs - and makes us shudder...
There are unexpected twists that maintain suspense - and surprise - right to the end, and once you finish reading you wish there were even more.
The action and story was interesting to read as it rolled out with great characters and suspense, and reminded me of the authentic old west, and NOT something that suggests the author watched a few western movies and thought he had it all figured out. Maybe the author is a history buff, or diligently did his research, or both, but it made the story's texture more vivid, bumping it up from a really good read to a great one.
Sass, whose real name is Assa. After a Celtic goddess, is tough as nails. She stands to inherit her dad's ranch when the time comes to pass it on. She is determined to prove to every man who comes within spitting distance that she is more than able to run things when the time comes.
Mason Tucker, better known as Tuck, is rescued by Sass following a flash flood in a canyon as he is making his way to his aunt's ranch in Wyoming Territory. Making his way back to Sweetwater Canyon he encounters a rancher who offers him a job for a month if he can't find his things when morning comes.
Tuck returns to claim his stuff early the next morning only to discover he is too late. Sass and some of her ranch hands have already discovered his things and laid claim to them. Sass offers him a job working with her men, but drives him off when he stands up for the Mexicans working under her.
Tuck makes his way to the home of the rancher who offered him a job. Turns out his things are there and the man who offered him the job is Sass's father. Offering him a bet in return for his things the rancher, Phil, gives Tuck a chance to earn his freedom. Tuck ends up staying on at the ranch as a matter of honor and helping out. Turns out some of the men who are working for Phil are killers who have threatened to harm Sass. From this point on the story really gets rolling.
I really enjoyed Ghost of Lost Eagle. It was complex and interesting. The storyline moved smoothly. My only complaint would be about some of the changes Sass undergoes near the end of the story. I felt the characters were well rounded and there were just enough of them on the canvas to keep the story interesting. I would have liked Richard and his gang to be developed a bit more, rather than being stereotypical bad guys. Overall I thought it was a good read and would recommend it to readers of Westerns, lovers of historical romances set in the wild west and people who like westerns with a mystical element.