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Crow Killer M. Wayne Zillman

Crow Killer

M. Wayne Zillman

Published August 15th 2005
ISBN : 9781413759983
Paperback
294 pages
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In the 1820s, the mountains of the American West were a wild and unexplored wilderness. This territory was opened up by a small group of bold, adventure-seeking mountain men who braved the harshness of the frontier and the ever-present threat ofMoreIn the 1820s, the mountains of the American West were a wild and unexplored wilderness. This territory was opened up by a small group of bold, adventure-seeking mountain men who braved the harshness of the frontier and the ever-present threat of attack by hostile Indians to live their lives in the majestic beauty that was the Rocky Mountains. This is an epic story of one group of those men, and their Indian friends and enemies. It is the story of one man and an Indian maiden who found a remarkable love among many warring factions in this wilderness. This historical novel, Crow Killer, is a romantic adventure story of three such men who ambush a returning Crow raiding party for the purpose of rescuing a Ute Indian girl, Winter Flower, who was taken prisoner, so that they can return her to her people and gain favor with the tribe. Red Feather, a bold and bloody war chief for the Ute nation, is the father of Winter Flower and has sworn vengeance on all white men, and has made them unwelcome in Ute country. The story weaves the actions and interactions of the characters into a gripping tale of adventure and love as they battle the hardships and dangers in that rugged life. The story is filled with attacks, counter attacks, ambushes, and hand-to-hand combat as the small group struggles with the hardships of everyday life and the marauding Indians. Each character has a distinctive personality and the interaction among these men is a story in its own right. Crow Killer is action packed and each chapter could be a stand-alone story. Its fast-moving pace draws readers into it, and carries them back in time to relive the life and times of these men.