Sagebrush

Sagebrush

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by William Wayne "Bill" Dicksion
     
 

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Still half asleep, Michael looked up at his parents sitting on the buckboard of their covered wagon and saw an arrow penetrate his father's chest. Then he saw his mother being dragged from the wagon by two Indians. She was fighting them with all her might. He watched as one of the Indians hit her with his stone ax. His mother fell from the wagon and disappeared from

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Still half asleep, Michael looked up at his parents sitting on the buckboard of their covered wagon and saw an arrow penetrate his father's chest. Then he saw his mother being dragged from the wagon by two Indians. She was fighting them with all her might. He watched as one of the Indians hit her with his stone ax. His mother fell from the wagon and disappeared from his sight and from his life forever. Now he was alone.

"Sagebrush" tells of how Michael survived the Indian attack and then endures alone in the vast and hostile land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490415413
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/03/2013
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

William Wayne Dicksion's ancestors migrated to the American frontier in the eighteen century. As a boy, he loved the stories they told about that great adventure. Writing is his way of sharing those stories. He's educated in science and literature. His other interests are geography, history, philosophy, and anthropology. His writings reflect those interests. He and his wife, Millie, live in Waikiki.

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Sagebrush 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 369 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book!! It was hard to put the book down for me because it was very suspenseful. I enjoy these type books so I fully recommend this one!!
Jlmink More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book, I didn't want to lay it down. Sorta of hard to get started, but then after you did you wanted to see what was going to happen next.
Thea McLean More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. There is alot of action around every corner. It has just the right amount of action and passion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book for those who appreciate western dramas.
helichomper More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book, lots of action and great story about the old west. Read it in one day, couldn't put it down
mybookfriends More than 1 year ago
A great example of how a disadvantaged individual made the best of what was in front of him. Through his trials he remained positive. Being very watchful, he carefully chose who he could trust and made long time friends of them. It's an easy read that grabs the reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a good western but this was poorly written, simplistic, ridiculous and just bad. I stuck it out because it wasn't long and I kept hoping that something unexpected or different might happen...it never did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept reading in hope it would get better. But it was just.bleck. Stilted
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I would give this book a chance after reading the mixed reviews.  The plot is good enough and would probably be interesting, if it weren't for the writing style of the author.  I read 10 chapters of this book, hoping it would get better, but couldn't handle the "See Dick Run" writing style of abbreviated sentences that is prevalent throughout this book.  I agree with the review I read also that the author is WAAAAYYY to descriptive in talking about what he did while he was bored / learning to live on his own (i.e. "he ate blueberries, blackberries, chokeberries, strawberries, etc etc etc).  It just goes on and on.  The concept of "He wouldn't let himself cry" is probably repeated 10 times in the first chapter alone.  I just couldn't handle it any more.  Glad it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started out good, but then it went from bad to horrible. We are supposed to believe that a 12 year old kid grows up by himself and becomes an expert fighter all on his own? He is able to kill everyone who opposes him? Even experienced Indian fighters? Give us a break here.
lynlamb More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because it just sounded good.  The story is fine, not great.  The writing is horrible.  By that I mean it is written in short jotty sentences and just does not flow.  There are parts of it that are just plain unreasonable regarding the thought processes of a 12 year old child.  Even if the child was brought up in the west and taught things by his father he still most likely would not reason as an adult.  I read all 500+ pages but it was a struggle to stay the course.  Maybe the next will be better.
lisartist More than 1 year ago
I kept hoping it would get better. It seems that although the writer probably researched his material well, he just isn't a very good story teller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this is as bad as some of you say it is then thank you for unintentionally warning me not to buy it even though it is free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story that is very unrealistic and impossible to take seriously. The idea that a young boy could accomplish the things that this boy did is unbelievable. Sneaking up on a buffalo and killing it, chasing down rabbits and catching them are just some of the things happening I couldn't get too far into the book, it was just too foolish. If i could give the book 1/2 star, i would. The writing style was very immature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay at best. The writing style makes it hard to read and the story has no depth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hesitate to critique this novel but feel I must. The story is written in a sophomoric style that is reminiscent of a high school essay. The author often times states the obvious when it is not necessary yet when more embellishment could be called for he doesn't finish, he moves on to another scene and at other times describes scenes that are not believable. He is unable to paint a picture with words for the theater of the mind to imagine. I realize that this is a fictional story about a fictional place, but I can not imagine nor have I ever seen such locations in the west. A good effort by this author but it is not a well written western novel.
gpadgb More than 1 year ago
It was a fun western where good does finally triumph over evil. It was a clean and fun journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GOOD Westerns are hard to find. This was a real good story. I wish there were more men like him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good read, excellently written, and a great story line. It keeps you moving and reading on from page to page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a teen i can read this book in one day n i LOVE this book Its slow at the begining and a bit throughout the book but it becomes a very good book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very badly written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story line, it was well conceived, but I am not a fan if the author's stilted style of writing. It is a good description of the settlement of the early west - historically accurate. Full of color and detail. I found that I sometimes got bogged down in all the description. However the story is full of adventure and excitement.