A Town Called Fury
When the wagaon train leader Jedediah Fury is killed during an Indian attack, his son Jason leads the people into Arizona. There, they decided to stop and build a town named Fury after the wagon leader. Jason only wants to go back East where he has a shot at a decent life, but he can't leave the defenseless setters to be slaughtered, especially the pretty young lady he's taken a shine to.
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Jedediah Fury is a legend on the wagon trail. He has led hundreds of travelers seeking a new life in the western frontier to their destination and in A Town Called Fury, he is called upon to the do ... Read full review
Jedediah Fury is a legend on the wagon trail. He has led hundreds of travelers seeking a new life in the western frontier to their destination and in A Town Called Fury, he is called upon to the do the same again. Jedediah is hired by Rev. Milcher to guide his wagon train from Kansas City, Missouri to southern California where they mean to set up a town outside of Los Angeles. Joining him are his children, Jason, 20, and Jenny, 15. But like so much in the West, these journeys are never easy. Bigotry within the camp— stemming from the Reverend—causes early trouble and when they reach Indian Territory, the wagon train is raided by the Comanche; many die including Jedidiah Fury and livestock is stolen as are three of the women—Jenny Fury amongst them.
Jason Fury takes the reigns of the wagon train and shows great leadership and courage in getting the pilgrims to their destination, despite all that has happened, but it’s not easy. After the attack which stole his father from him, Jason has to battle torrential rains which flood creeks, broken axels and wheels, Indians, and a conspiring father/son team who would rather see themselves as leaders of the wagon trail. Not to mention wrestling with his own heart and the growing love he has for one girl—should he leave her and go back East to attend college like he planned, or stay out West and begin a family?
Overall, A Town Called Fury is fast-paced, highly satisfying, and is a lot like the “Oregon Trail” computer game come to life. Looking forward to the rest in the series.