Andre Alice Norton, née Alice Mary Norton (February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction) under the noms de plume Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston. Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) association in 1983.
Ride Proud, Rebel!by Andre Norton
"[...]I do. They plant him half a dozen places at once. He might be in any one of them or fifty miles away; that's how Morgan rides." "But you're goin' to join him, and you'll take me with you, won't you, Drew?" The lightness was gone from the older boy's eyes, his mouth set in controlled anger. "I am not goin' to do anything of the kind, Boyd Barrett." He spoke… See more details below
"[...]I do. They plant him half a dozen places at once. He might be in any one of them or fifty miles away; that's how Morgan rides." "But you're goin' to join him, and you'll take me with you, won't you, Drew?" The lightness was gone from the older boy's eyes, his mouth set in controlled anger. "I am not goin' to do anything of the kind, Boyd Barrett." He spoke the words slowly, in an even tone, with a fraction of pause between each. Men of the command had once or twice heard young Rennie speak that way. Although difficult to know well, he had the general reputation of being easy to[...]".
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I read this as a teenager and fell in love with the character of Drew Rennie. Now I read it 50 years later and found it even better. Andre Norton did some impressive historical research to get the details so accurate. After rereading this book I read Dee Brown's history of General John Hunt Morgan's raiders and actually found some of the identical dialogue, recorded in journals written at the time. The incident where Drew's horse, Shawnee, is shot in the neck and still managed carry his rider through a pond before collapsing and dieing actually happened to a real trooper, Carl Sager, at the rout from the battle of Cynthiana. Read this book then go listen to some period Civil War music by the "Second South Carolina String Ba Nd".
A wonderful civil war story from the amazing Norton, more known for her sci-fi. I found this highly enjoyable.