In Mystic Dreamers, best-selling author Rosanne Bittner began a compelling saga with the meeting of Buffalo Dreamer, a holy woman, and Rising Eagle, a warrior whose powers were unmatched, for he had been blessed by the Feathered One.
Now, in a new story sure to enthrall both new readers and devoted fans, Bittner follows Buffalo Dreamer, Rising Eagle, and their children through the great Indian wars and the settling of the West, where, in addition to the risks and rewards of daily life, they and their Lakota tribe must face the influx of white settlers and soldiers into their lands and into their lives.
In Mustic Visions, we experience Buffalo Dreamer's increasingly powerful visions of the bluecoats and a coming war. We learn the fate of Little Big Boy and Never Sleeps, and of Never Sleeps's mother, Fall Leaf Woman. And we meet the one who is destined to lead the Lakota People in their greatest trial ever, Crazy Horse!
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Series:||Mystic Dreamers Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Rosanne Bittner and her husband, Larry, live in southwest Michigan and have two grown sons. Ms. Bittner is the author of more than fifty books about the American West of the 1800s and Native Americans. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Western Writers of America, Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association, Nebraska Historical Society, Oregon-California Trails Association, the Council on America's Military Past, and Women Writing the West. She has received numerous writing awards and several of her books have been published in translation in France, Italy, Norway, Germany, Taiwan, and Russia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In 1836 on the Great Plains, Lakota warrior Rising Eagle learns from the shaman that he is to marry Buffalo Dreamer, a person belonging to another clan who foresees the future. After winning her hand by accomplishing the deeds set forth by her father and earning her love, Rising Eagle and Buffalo Dreamer marry. Over the subsequent years, the duo¿s love for one another and their growing family turn into the only thing that keeps them from deep depression. Wherever they and their tribe lives the Whites follow in masses, polluting the land and water, and bringing the deadly small pox with them. Buffalo Dreamer continues to envision the bleak future even as she predicts the one shining moment in their future, a triumphant last stand victory. Like its predecessor MYSTIC DREAMS, MYSTIC VISION brings alive a bygone era so vividly the audience believes they are observing events first hand. The entire cast provides readers with a feel of the period, especially the gloom felt by Indians as their way of life seemed destined to be trampled under an endless stream of Whites. The story line is crisp and entertaining. However, the characters with their motives, interrelationships, and the emotional stress countered by happiness make this another triumph for Rosanne Bittner and fans of historical romance. Harriet Klausner
Excellant. Read it. Loved this story.