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Saga of a Texas Ranger Hardcover – September 13, 2010
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Instead of cowboys versus Indians this is Texas Rangers versus Indians, then Rangers versus the Mexican army, complete with rousing action scenes and deft description. Caleb McAdams is the titular character, the only survivor of the Indian raid that killed his entire family. He vows revenge, seeing his chance at it early on when he's accepted into the Texas Rangers. Saga follows Caleb on his rite of passage to manhood taking the reader handily through much of Central Texas history from the mid 1800s on.
This is only the first of a series of four books. Saga mixes adventure and romance with history and with a keen sense of place and time introduces us to the men Texas counties are named for--Houston, Hays, and Caldwell.
Also, I get the feeling that the author has incorporated his personal feelings about Native Americans, Sam Houston, and others.
Being a native Texan and fan of history and westerns I am enjoying the book more than I thought I would after getting into the early parts. It will keep your attention and be tough to lay down.
All in all, though, a decent, easy read. I feel that I learned alot about the Texas Rangers which was my goal to begin with.