The Spirit of Thunder

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The year is 1886...in an America that never was.

Soon after George Custer, Jr., President Custer's only son, falls into the hands of the Cheyenne people, he decides to fight side by side with them - against his own father's army.

As the Americans push outward into the Territory, George convinces the Cheyenne to put their new-found resource - a deposit of gold - to good use.

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Overview

The year is 1886...in an America that never was.

Soon after George Custer, Jr., President Custer's only son, falls into the hands of the Cheyenne people, he decides to fight side by side with them - against his own father's army.

As the Americans push outward into the Territory, George convinces the Cheyenne to put their new-found resource - a deposit of gold - to good use.

Join them all again, here in the second book of the beloved Fallen Cloud Saga, now complete for the first time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480032996
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in San Rafael, CA, educated in music in San Francisco and Jerusalem, Kurt R.A. Giambastiani now lives north of Seattle, WA, where he works full-time and writes part-time.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2002

    Another Winner From Giambastiani

    This book picks up right where Giambastiani's first book, 'The Year The Cloud Fell,' leaves off and soon the reader is swept up into another rollicking good tale set in a world that is familiar, yet not. In this series (hopefully more will follow), a quirk of nature has allowed some species of dinosaurs to survive extinction and Native Americans have dometicated some of them, giving them a fighting chance against the more techonogically advanced european settlers that must rely on horses as their main means of transport in the 'new' frontier. In 'The Year the Cloud Fell', we followed President Custer's son and his accidental encounter with the Cheyenne nation. In 'The Spirit of Thunder', George Jr. must take up arms along side the Cheyenne against his father's forces. Will his insight into the military tactics and technology of his people be enough to turn the tide and give his new allies the upper hand? Can this son-of-the-enemy ever truly be accepted or trusted by the Cheyenne people? Luckily, my wife and I decided to dive into this novel while on vacation. It is so engrossing that it was very difficult to put it down and turn out the light at night.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2002

    Magnificent - Exciting and Well Crafted Speculation

    I read Mr. Giambastiani's first book (for which this is a sequel) and loved it. So, I was eager to read the follow up. It follows the imaginary Custer Jr. in his continuing journey with 'The People.' I think the author has painted a wonderfully clear picture of what day to day life among the Cheyenne must have been like. I have been a student of native American culture and so I find it a real treat to be able to go along for the ride. There is great adventure here, too. There are new characters that really up the intrigue. The author knows how to tell a story, effortlessly shifting between the two warring cultures. This book put me in the middle of a struggle for identity. Great fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2002

    extremely entertaining alternate American history

    On an Earth that never was but might have been, General George Custer was never defeated at the battle of Little BigHorn. Instead he won a glorious victory, became a national hero, and went on to become president of the United States. George Custer Jr. followed his father into the army but he was not the warrior his father was nor was he interested in the political games necessary to gain power. <P>When his hot air balloon went down on lands belonging to the Indian Nation of the Cheyenne Alliance (see THE YEAR THE CLOUD FELL), George Jr. saw how intelligent and kind these so-called savages really were. He shifted his allegience to the Cheyenne and fought against his own father, winning a great victory. Now One Who Flies (George Jr.) must somehow find a way to stop his father from building a railroad that will bring the white man onto Indian land. <P> Kurt P.A. Giambastiani has written an extremely entertaining alternative history work that readers will thoroughly enjoy. The action shifts from Washington DC to the lands of the Cheyenne Alliance so that the audience understands the points of view as well as the causes and reactions taken by both cultures. THE SPIRIT OF THUNDER is a work that sub-genre fans will consider a classic in a few years. <P>Harriet Klausner

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