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Eloquent and suspenseful, with beautiful but sinister landscape, and engaging characters
on September 7, 2013
Ghost of Lost Eagle is described as the first western romance paranormal story in the Sweetwater Canyon series. Western and Romance fit this work, but for me it is not paranormal. I see it rather as spiritual, founded on folklore and the Lone Wolf myth. The ghost of Lost Eagle is there all along, unseen but inviolable and helpful to those who deserve his support. And even though there is a ghost, the manner in which this story is dealt with seems to belong to folklore more than to the spectral realm.
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.