For well over a half century, Andre Norton (1912-2005) was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Forerunner, Beast Master, and the Central Control Series (comprised of the books Star Rangers and Star Guard), her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, have been popular with readers for decades.
Ride Proud, Rebel!by Andre Norton
A man scuttles out of the brush -- and Drew only half sees the figure snapping a gunshot at him . . . Feeling the sickening impact of the bullet in his middle, suddenly Drew cannot pull any air into his straining lungs. The reins fall from his hands -- but he clings to the saddle as the mule leaps braying ahead. Abruptly from beneath the mule's hoofs the ground gives way -- tumbling both of them into the icy stream! Drew plunges into instant blackness, shutting out the terrible agony shaking him. ". . . dead," says someone above the boy. Famed storyteller Andre Norton, in Ride Proud, Rebel!, relates the gripping tale of a boy thrust at too young an age into the bloody battles of the Civil War, riding under General Morgan
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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.