Lonely on the Mountain

Lonely on the Mountain

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by Louis L'Amour
     
 

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The Sackett Brothers didn't know what brand of trouble had Cousin Logan stirred up, but he needed beef cattle badly. So with Tell Sackett ramrodding, Tyrel, Orrin, and Cap Rountree ride north to the wild country—pushing 1100 head of fat steers across the wide Dakota plains toward the mountains of far western Canada. Past Sioux, past Logan's treacherous enemies,…  See more details below

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The Sackett Brothers didn't know what brand of trouble had Cousin Logan stirred up, but he needed beef cattle badly. So with Tell Sackett ramrodding, Tyrel, Orrin, and Cap Rountree ride north to the wild country—pushing 1100 head of fat steers across the wide Dakota plains toward the mountains of far western Canada. Past Sioux, past Logan's treacherous enemies, through trails no cattle had ever crossed, the Sacketts drive on. Because when you step on the toes of one Sackett they all come running.

One of the outstanding narratives of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is one of the great achievements of one of our finest storytellers. In Lonely on the Mountain, the solitary, wandering Sackett brothers make a stand together...to save one of their own.


A Sackett's Word.
The rare letters Tell Sackett received always had trouble inside. And the terse note from his cousin Logan was no exception. Logan faced starvation or a hanging if Tell couldn't drive a herd of cattle from Kansas to British Columbia before winter. To get to Logan, he must brave prairie fires, buffalo stampedes, and Sioux war parties. But worse trouble waits, for a mysterious enemy shadows Sackett's every move across the Dakotas and the Canadian Rockies. Tell Sackett has never abandoned another Sackett in need. He will bring aid to Logan—or die trying.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816132478
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
08/01/1981
Series:
Sackett Series, #17
Pages:
341

Meet the Author

Louis L'Amour is the only American-born novelist in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He published ninety novels, thirty short-story collections, two works of nonfiction, a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man, and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 22, 1908
Date of Death:
June 10, 1988
Place of Birth:
Jamestown, North Dakota
Education:
Self-educated
Website:
http://www.louislamour.com/

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Lonely on the Mountain 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Lonely on the Mountain' is not an example of L'amour's best writing. It lacks substance and the characterization common to his work. It is too much a mere account of events and ends too abruptly. Despite my criticism, this book is worth reading for light entertainment, if not simply because it is a Sackett.
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
Several of the Sackett gang appears in this story - William Tell, and both his brothers, Orrin and Tyrell, ride out to rescue cousin Logan locked up in a British Columbian jail. The POV changes between characters a few times, but we readers mostly ride with William Tell. The POV changes should've helped break the monotony except all the characters are doing the same thing - riding a lonely trail through the grasslands spreading out at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, each character looking for the others because of stuff that keeps separating them (no spoilers). Despite all that, three-quarters of the book kept me involved. The book was headed for four-stars but L'Amour rushed right through the ending, failing to deliver the promised showdown. This book might fall into the final position of The Sackett's chronological order, but it wasn't last book published. Lonely on the Mountain was published in 1980, as was The Warrior's Path, with Ride the River published in 1983 and Jubal Sackett in 1985. I think L'Amour expected to return to Logan and Tell, as the ending of this book sets up the start of another town, but L'Amour may have passed away before he could do so. I know the L'Amour family promised to continue publishing his unpublished manuscripts but those haven't appeared on the market (where's a ghost-writer when ya need one?). [GRRM could take a lesson here - ol' man, hurry up and finish your series before you die so you don't leave readers hanging like L'Amour did.] But there's the Talon and Chantry novels to look forward to; I'm hoping the spin-off series (finished by 1981) will minimize the gap that's left by the abrupt ending of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in from the shadows and kneels in front of the throne* sire, if you wish for me to kill link then now is the time........
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(Awkward silence)
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Searches for the Arkenstone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Louis L'Amour was a great American writer, and the Sackett novels a great accomplishnent. I have never had such enjoyment from reading as these stories have given me. I have learned a lot of Western lore along the way. And it's nice to have familiar characters who exhibit qualities that all but fools and charletans can admire.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OH MY GOD BRANDON! I AM SORRY! MY NOOK BROKE! DX
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