Buying Options

Read this title for $0.00. Learn more
Read for $0.00
OR
Kindle Price: $5.69
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
So Wild a Dream (Rendezvous Book 1) by [Blevins, Win]
Audible Narration
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


So Wild a Dream (Rendezvous Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$5.69

Length: 381 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible Narration:
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of $2.99 after you buy the Kindle book.
Ready
Language: English

Amazon Launchpad Watch and Shop
Discover new, innovative, and trending products from emerging brands Watch Now

Product description

Product Description

Into the untamed West came the mountain men. They explored the wide-eyed wilderness, crossed the Rocky Mountains, learned the ways of Native American tribes, trekked to the Pacific, and became the stuff of dreams. In SO WILD A DREAM, first book of the award-winning Rendezvous Series, we meet young Sam Morgan, and a cast of legendary historical characters. Sam has a hungry spirit and is pulled by the lure of adventure. Go for the ride! "Blevins possesses a rare skill in masterfully telling a story-to-paper. He is a true storyteller in the tradition of Native people."--Lee Francis, Professor of Native American Studies, University of New Mexico.


In 1822, life in Pennsylvania feels hemmed in, and Sam nurtures the dream of a truly free life. Since the return of Captains Lewis and Clark, people are bubbling with stories about the far-off Shining Mountains. Sam gets a job on a riverboat, and the adventure begins.

Along the way he finds companions and adventures. For guidance, an educated Delaware Indian and Captain William Clark himself. For friends, a con man, a madam, and an assortment of shaggy people who have tasted the waters of those mountains.

Sam first learns the fur trade from Bible-toting Jedediah Smith and Irish Tom Fitzpatrick, both already becoming legends. He also learns from the Indians. At the Ree villages, he comes face-to-face with treachery and instant death. Among the Crows, he learns the love of a woman. From the Bois Brules, Snakes, Pawnees, and other tribes, he learns native crafts, lore, and mysticism.

But Sam's best teacher is hard-won experience. He makes a grueling seven-hundred-mile trek, alone and on foot, across the Great Plains to Fort Atkinson on the Missouri River. On route, he survives the holocaust of a prairie fire and learns the price of survival in the pitiless Western wilds. Sam also learns something of who he is and of who he wants to become.

SO WILD A DREAM was chosen by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers as novel of the year. It also won the Spur award for best novel of the West.p>

“Not since Frederick Manfred’s 'Lord Grizzly' and Vardis Fisher’s 'Mountain Man' has there been so gripping, authentic, and captivating a story of the men who matched the mountains of the Great American West. Win Blevins has long since won his place among the West’s very best.”–Tony Hillerman

“No one since the great A. B. Guthrie, Jr, has a better feel for the world of the mountain man.”—Don Coldsmith

Blevins’s sweeping vision of the American frontier is just plain irresistible.” —W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, authors of People of the Owl.


About the Author

Win Blevins is an authority on the Plains Indians and the fur-trade era of the West. His rollicking tribute to the mountain man, Give Your Heart to the Hawks, remains in print thirty years after its first publication; his novel of Crazy Horse, Stone Song, earned several prestigious literary prizes; and such novels as Charbonneau, The Rock Child, and RavenShadow have established him as among the best of writers of the West. He lives in Utah's Canyonlands with his wife, Meredith, also a novelist.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 903 KB
  • Print Length: 381 pages
  • Publisher: WordWorx (2 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C6NYRTY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #649,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

No customer reviews

5 star (0%) 0%
4 star (0%) 0%
3 star (0%) 0%
2 star (0%) 0%
1 star (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 47 reviews
Marika
5.0 out of 5 stars this East Coast gal had never read anything quite like it! You won't be disappointed
3 January 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Rick Blumenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
5 July 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Shell Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars SINGING THIS BOOK'S PRAISES!
28 July 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
sue
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hunt for Beaver Pelts.
10 January 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
1 January 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful