A Man Called Outlaw

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Acclaim for A Man Called Outlaw

"...a big 'ol western, raw and real. It's got gut-wrenching bravery and desperate cowardice. Dare I say it? It has True Grit."-Naomi D. Musch

"...absolutely haunting in its realism and stunning in poetic beauty. Read it, love it, ache with it."-Sam Jenne

"I started reading this book and could not put it down. I stayed up until 2:00 am completely absorbed and enthralled. K.M. Weiland has a way of writing that just pulls you into the story and won't...

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Overview

Acclaim for A Man Called Outlaw

"...a big 'ol western, raw and real. It's got gut-wrenching bravery and desperate cowardice. Dare I say it? It has True Grit."-Naomi D. Musch

"...absolutely haunting in its realism and stunning in poetic beauty. Read it, love it, ache with it."-Sam Jenne

"I started reading this book and could not put it down. I stayed up until 2:00 am completely absorbed and enthralled. K.M. Weiland has a way of writing that just pulls you into the story and won't let you out until the last page is closed."-Anna Naylor

About the Book

One man stood up unafraid.

One man fell alone.

One man's courage became a legend.

Thirty years ago, a mysterious outlaw died a heroic death in an attempt to protect the Wyoming Territory from a ruthless cattle baron. Now, the adopted son of the outlaw's enemy must choose between the power he's been brought up to wield and the truth about what the outlaw was fighting for. He must choose between supporting the man who raised him and protecting the ranch of the woman he's loved from childhood.

More Praise for A Man Called Outlaw

"One week ago, I had 2 novels on my list that if I were to see someone in a bookstore debating over whether or not to buy it, I'd tell them: 'You need to read that one.' Today, I have 3. And this is it."-Lorna G. Poston

"A fast flowing story with action, morals, conflict of interests and love...."-Glynis Smy

"This is a well plotted and paced story. Her characters are fully developed. The stories move rapidly in two parallel tracks separated by 30 years. The author's fine hand accurately paints details of time and places. A GREAT READ!"-Walter Danley, Jr.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978924607
  • Publisher: PenForASword Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, as well as the western A Man Called Outlaw, the medieval epic Behold the Dawn, and the epic fantasy Dreamlander. When she's not making things up, she's busy mentoring other authors on her site helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com. She makes her home in western Nebraska. Find out more about her fiction at kmweiland.com.
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  • Posted April 16, 2011

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    Gritty and Gut-Wrenching Good

    I really, really like this story. Why? Because it's a big 'ol western, raw and real. It's got gut-wrenching bravery and desperate cowardice. Dare I say it? It has True Grit. It also puts me in mind of another great classic film, The Big Country (Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons).
    K.M. Weiland's A Man Called Outlaw unwinds with restless tension that keeps on building right up to the final pages. She weaves into it a cast of characters who act ruthless, jealous, resilient, naïve, desperate, heroic. I had a bit of difficulty, at first, going back and forth between the two periods of time some 30 years apart in the story. But once the plot sucked me in a little deeper, I found it so riveting that the transitions smoothed out.
    I read only about one in ten books that I can't put down. This was one of them.
    Of course, as another reviewer mentioned, it's a bittersweet story. We know early on that the Outlaw is dead, but we don't know why. And as his story unfolds, we cheer for him. We want him to live.
    But in fact, it's not really his story. It's Shane Lassiter's story. And when all the threads finally tie together, it's satisfying, even in its harsh realism.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    FIVE STARS

    There is no doubt that KM Weiland is an amazing author. I am usually not a big historical fiction fan, (but I love a good western) but Weiland took me back to a time and place only recognized through history and tales, and she did so, effortlessly. Amazing characterizations and a plot that thickens and remedies with great emotion. I will certainly revisit this piece again.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

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    A thoughtful, engaging, book

    I loved this book. I waited a long time to get it and was really happy to finally get a chance to read it.

    Initially I was a little disoriented by how the the story went back & forth in time, but that quickly went away. I couldn't seem to read fast enough to figure out what was going to happen next. That's one of the best parts of this book. Unlike some novels, you're never really sure if the bad guy, Judge Wilcock, is going to win or not. I wanted to reach in and shake Shane a couple times. If that isn't a sure sign of good writing, I don't know what is. ;o) I talked back to the characters (and the author a few times as well - but don't tell her I said so). :o)

    I wished the book had gone on for another couple chapters. This is one I can see myself re-reading. It had a lot to say on many levels beyond just enjoying the story.

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