Blood Song: The Battle of Powder River and the Beginning of the Great Sioux War, 1876 (The Plainsmen Series #8)

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No one captures the glory, adventure, and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the American West like award-winning, bestselling author Terry C. Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles, and compelling historical lore.

BLOOD SONG

 

Frontier scout Seamus Donegan is heading for Montana Territory with his new bride when war erupts in the Black Hills of Dakota. ...

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Overview

No one captures the glory, adventure, and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the American West like award-winning, bestselling author Terry C. Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles, and compelling historical lore.

BLOOD SONG

 

Frontier scout Seamus Donegan is heading for Montana Territory with his new bride when war erupts in the Black Hills of Dakota. Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse have defied the federal government and refused to lead the wild tribes of the Northern Plains onto the reservation—and Washington decides to end the Indian problem once and for all.

Donegan joins up with General George Cook who is leading the 2nd and 3rd Cavalry and a rough-and-tumble band of scouts and interpreters into battle. For Donegan and the men on the front lines, the long fight in the bitter cold of winter will be a fierce struggle for survival that intensifies with each savage blow. For in the in the fury of defeated warriors, the seeds are sown for a new—aand even bloodier—chapter in the Indian Wars.

 

“Johnston’s way of telling his story will capture your imagination!”—Guns & Ammo

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Praise for Terry C. Johnston’s bestselling Plainsmen Series

“Rich and fascinating…There is a genuine flavor of the period and of the men who made it what it was.”—Washington Post Book World

“The author’s attention to detail and authenticity, coupled with his ability to spin a darned good yarn, makes it easy to see why Johnston is today’s bestselling frontier novelist. He’s one of a handful that truly knows the territory.”—Chicago Tribune

“Action-packed...lively, lusty, fascinating.”—Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

“Johnston is a skilled storyteller whose words ring with desperation, confusion, and utter horror of a fight to the death between mortal enemies.”—Publishers Weekly

“Meticulously researched…genius.”—Rocky Mountain News

“Johnston [is] the great frontier historical novelist of his generation.”—Spur Award-winning author Paul Andrew Hutton, of Phil Sheridan and His Army

“Excellent...keep[s] readers in suspense.”—Fred Werner, noted Western historian

“Johnston can be considered the king of the Indian wars’ fiction writers.”—John D. McDermott, author of A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West

“Memorable characters, a great deal of history and lore...and deep insight into human nature, Indian or white.”—Booklist

“Johnston’s way of telling his story will capture your imagination!”—Guns & Ammo

“Gutsy adventure-entertainment...larded with just the right amounts of frontier sentiment.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312929213
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Series: Plainsmen Series , #8
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 271,149
  • Product dimensions: 4.13 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry C. Johnston, born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, lived his whole life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country.  

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    A must for fans of Terry C. Johnson's style of great historical fiction.

    Blood Song is another gripping & fascinating addition to Terry C. Johnson's Plainsman Series, and tells the story of hard riding frontier soldiers facing the severest of conditions unleashed by nature as well as the hardships endured while engaged in desperate battle against the Northern Plains tribes. The characters, real or fictional, really come to life as the adventure unfolds! Johnson knows his history & presents it to the reader as if he were there! Add this to your library and enjoy the tales that tell, not only of the winning of the West, but also of the men & women who did it!

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