This historical novel brings the American West (1830's) to life, with descriptions of buffolo hunts, moccasin making and surviving in the Rockies. The author has the grace and beauty of a natural storyteller with a complete dedication to historical accuracy and authenticity.
Winter was coming to the Rockies and Josiah Paddock didn't have much hope of survival...he was running from his past in St. Louis and didn't have many skills needed in the wilds...if the cold didn't kill him, the grizzlies or the Indians would..then his luck changed. He stumbled across the trail of an old mountain man eager enough for company to help him learn to survive. It was the man's skill with a knife and a gun that kept them both alive as they rode deep into the land of The Blackfeet and Crow, bible-spouting pioneers and sensual women where only the bravest and best survived...and only the lucky made the return trip again.
Great Western. Titus Bass is the main character and the venue is set mostly in the western mountains. Lots of fighting, troubles, rewards, surprises. A more authentic mountain man series reminiscent of LaMour's writing as its's apparent Johnston researched the times, lives and localities to make his book factual and well described. If you're a western fan, you'll like it. Just remember its not a quick 100 page robot written series. You'll like it!