The Sky-Liners

The Sky-Liners

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by Louis L'Amour
     
 

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The Sackett boys weren't out to make a reputation--it just happened that way. They had crossed Black Fetchen and lived to tell about it. Now Fetchen was coming for them with the most expensive hired guns in the country. But the Sacketts were no strangers to trouble. They knew what guns were and how to use them, and one thing was sure--when the showdown came, the…  See more details below

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The Sackett boys weren't out to make a reputation--it just happened that way. They had crossed Black Fetchen and lived to tell about it. Now Fetchen was coming for them with the most expensive hired guns in the country. But the Sacketts were no strangers to trouble. They knew what guns were and how to use them, and one thing was sure--when the showdown came, the Sacketts would be ready, and someone was going to die.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553253924
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/30/1978
Series:
Sackett Series, #11

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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Sky-Liners 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Very cool book.Louis l'amour fans will love this book.
daveruss33 More than 1 year ago
Louis Lamour is one of my favorite authors. It is early American historical western adventure at its best. This is one in a series of the Sacketts. Reading them in order gives a fantastic panoram of how the west moved west. Starting in Shooting Creek,NC and going to the west coast, following generation after generation of the Sackett Family is not only thrilling but educational. He lived what he wrote about. Any one from Middle school through adult would enjoy Louis Lamour.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another great Sackett by Louis L'amour. Most definitely worth reading. GREAT GREAT book!!
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
I was glad to (temporarily) leave William Tell Sackett behind but wasn't impressed with Flagan or Galloway either. And, as for Judith... don't get me started. She's the typical snot-nosed teen who wises up toward the end, but she doesn't feel solid or consistent. She starts out spoiled - I was reminded of Orrin's ex, Laura - until she sees Black Fetchen for what he is and comes to her senses; then, Judith becomes this meek, subservient creature proclaiming her love for Flagan. The romance is weak, there's no courtship and little interaction between her and her love, so I didn't buy it. And, because Judith reminded me of Laura, I expected her to be a turncoat, playing the Sacketts for Fetchen's advantage but the story isn't even strong enough to support that plot - ultimately, Judith fades into the background, just another love interest of the Sackett fellas. L'Amour missed an opportunity to give us a strong-female character. This story is action-packed, especially toward the end. But, I'm still wondering about the horses. Flagan and Galloway are hired to escort Judith and several horses cross-country to Colorado. But the horses are stolen, along with some cows from a traveling cowpoke, and the Sackett boys go off chasing the cows and we never learn what happens to the horses. Nobody - not even Judith or her father, the owners of said horses - ever brings up their missing stock. I was probably supposed to assume that the horses became the horses that Fetchen and his gang rode but I chose to imagine the horses breaking free during one of the battle-scenes, running wild across the plains until some Lakota men (led by Michael and Eddie Spears, haha) rounds them up and rides off into the sunset (but feel free to go your own way with your own imaginings because L'Amour certainly didn't fill in the holes). In short, the inconsistencies made it difficult for me to suspend my disbelief for this book.
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Padded in looking for Skyshine
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A three 1/2 year old sits at the door.
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A small black kitten pads up to the boy. Hungry and cold.
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Cries softly. Then sarts wailing hungrily
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