Monday, March 7, 2011

Gold Rush Prodigal

Author: Brock and Bodie Thoene
Genre: Adventure, western
Series: Saga of the Sierras
Number in series: 3rd
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 223
Time period: 1800's, Gold Rush
Main characters: David, Keo, Strawfoot
Exciting events: Capture!!!!
Passage from book: His hands tied together, David was placed back on the black horse and his feet bound underneath its belly. If he slid off, he could certainly be trampled to death......The black horse fell over on its side and lay still for a moment. Its corpse then began a slow slide down into the canyon, dragging David's bound form along with it...ahead lay the lip of a dropoff into a hundred foot crevice....Gunshots tore into the ground near him, and one struck him in the thigh, making him cry out.
My overall opinion: Such an exciting story this was! I had the genre as western, but I changed it to adventure, though I suppose it is part western. Okay, both. :) The main character is part of the gold rush, sails on a whale ship, and encounters a terrible and insane captain. Very exciting.

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