Avenge [NOOK Book]

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Violence rages in 1853, when outlaws steal Curtis Sommer's prized horses. The young man begins a journey across the American frontier from Missouri to Texas and on to Nebraska Territory. He seeks justice while confronting vicious enemies and the fury of nature. The last outlaw escapes and brutally rapes a young woman. The two become entangled in startling twists of fate and an epic battle of wits.

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Overview

Violence rages in 1853, when outlaws steal Curtis Sommer's prized horses. The young man begins a journey across the American frontier from Missouri to Texas and on to Nebraska Territory. He seeks justice while confronting vicious enemies and the fury of nature. The last outlaw escapes and brutally rapes a young woman. The two become entangled in startling twists of fate and an epic battle of wits.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011504297
  • Publisher: Richard Puz
  • Publication date: 8/18/2011
  • Series: Six Bulls of Missouri , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 511 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Puz’s books are well researched. They bring to life the stories of American settlers who lived two centuries ago. He has journeyed throughout the world and has spent months traveling across America to search out the locations for his books. His novels are currently in a series called Six Bulls. These include Avenge, Six Bulls-The Ohioans, and The Carolinian. His latest novel, Bride by Mail, is being published in 2013. It is the last book in his Six Bulls series.The novels in the Six Bulls series draw from family tales about settlers who journeyed to the American frontier in the 1800s. Their stories, passed down through the generations, paint pictures of courageous and adventurous people—a hearty lot—who had perseverance, self reliance, and, despite dangers and the unknown, overcame their fears. Most were not famous or widely celebrated, yet they carved out homes, farms, and a life on the frontier, and, in the process, created a great nation.His observations follow:"American settlers are heroes in my eyes, and it is an honor to include some of their folklore in my novels."From my research, I have a better understanding of the Native American’s plight. Despite being fierce and resourceful, they were ultimately swept aside by the oncoming tide of settlers. There came a time for understanding and compassion by the conquering invaders. In too many instances, this did not occur, and that disgraceful stain is part of our historical legacy."Like those ancestors, I, too, am on a journey, too."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2011

    A fine novel . . . powerful

    Diane Donovan, eBook Reviewer for Midwest Book Review, says ~
    AVENGE is part of the 'Six Bulls Series', which uses family tales passed down through generations to add life to history. While each novel in the series draws on historical background and facts to recreate the historical era of the 1800s West, working as a fine uniform history when taken together, AVENGE stands well on its own as a powerful account of frontier violence, justice, and motivation for embarking on life-changing journeys.

    AVENGE is set in 1853, when outlaws steal Curtis Sommer's prized horses. Curtis sets out for revenge and finds himself on a journey for justice that pits him against savage men and a wild American frontier land. The rustlers flee for Indian Territory, and Curtis borrows his father's horse to chase them down.

    Excellent dialogue captures not just interactions between individuals but explains frontier justice and injustice: "Things happen on the frontier. Besides, our government has a poor record of keeping the white man's end of the bargain. Soldiers make treaties out here and send them to Congress, where they get stuck. Those folks are always adding this or changing that. And then the treaties go to the Indian Affairs folks in the War Department, and, before you know it, we've reneged on the deal or, at least, parts of it. Get my meaning?"

    Through excellent action, the Native American experience as well as the western frontiersman's concerns are brought to light, and explored, with protagonist Curtis's focus on vengeance ultimately affecting friendships, romance, and even his ultimate purpose in life: "My closest friends - my brothers have gone west and no longer share my life. Final punishment has come to the devil-man who did harm to Marion and Ella Mae, yet I can't give them back the lives they wanted. With this gun, God, I've delivered justice by becoming the grim reaper."

    But did Curtis ultimately avenge his family's honor by changing his life, the lives of those around him, and affecting the course of history?

    A fine novel capturing vivid history, this is powerful in setting, characterization, and its explanation of the course of not just events but individual choices.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    What an exciting story--really two stories, with Curtis' adventu

    What an exciting story--really two stories, with Curtis' adventures chasing after rustlers, then his chase after the evel Veeko. And throughout, these range over the wide territory with Texas on the south, the plains of Nebrashka Territory on the north, and Missoui on the east. His running into Captain Mabel Gilber, formerly of the Texas Rangers, sets up his thrilling encounter with hostiles. Later, after his brother's sweetheat is brutally raped, Curtis chases after the elusive Veeko leading to a suspense thrilling end.
    Great book.

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