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Sons of Texas by [Kelton, Elmer]
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From Publishers Weekly

A veteran writer of more than 40 western novels, seven-time Spur Award–winner Kelton again delivers careful plotting, colorful characters and vibrant action in this tale set largely in Mexican-ruled Texas. In 1816, the patriarch of the Lewis clan leaves its Tennessee farm to join a group of local adventurers who plan is to capture Texas wild horses and bring them back to sell. Lewis's 16-year-old son Michael sneaks off and joins them. When the party run into a Mexican military patrol at the Louisiana border led by the sadistic Lieutenant Rodriguez, Michael's father is murdered along with much of the party, and Michael is left to die on the prairie, but survives (with a little bit of deus ex machinaaid) and returns home. Five years later, after suffering through a bloody family feud, Michael and a younger brother, Andrew, return to Texas to settle the score and stake out new lives for themselves. Michael eventually finds love, revenge and even future Texas hero Stephen F. Austin. Lucid sentences, few surprises, heavily dialected dialogue, authentically clipped emotions, careful historicism and smooth pacing give what could be a hokey story nice nuance. The second and third installments will cover the Alamo, Sam Houston and Texas independence. (June)
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"A series that brings to mind L'Amour's multi-generational Sackett Family saga...Readers will eagerly anticipate the next entry in the series." --Booklist on Sons of Texas

"One thing is certain: as long as there are writers as skillful as Elmer Kelton, Western literature will never die." --True West Magazine

"Elmer Kelton writes of early Texas with unerring authority....The fate of Texas is at hand, and Kelton will have readers eager to find out what happens."
-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram on The Buckskin Line

"Kelton...expands on his reputation with a thoughtful, realistic portrayal of the West in which carefully drawn characters -- not gunplay -- drive the action. If there's an heir to the Louis L'Amour legacy, it's Kelton." --Booklist on Ranger's Trail

Product details

  • File Size: 751 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books (May 12, 2005)
  • Publication Date: May 12, 2005
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004N635UY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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