Victorio's War

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Orca Book Publishers, May 1, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 176 pages
8 Reviews
Jim Doolen discovered his father's fate in Written in Blood and met Billy the Kid in Ghost Moon. Now, in the final installment of The Desert Legends Trilogy, he's a scout for the Army in the middle of a brutal war to force Victorio's Apaches onto a reservation far from their traditional lands. Deeply troubled by the violence he's witnessed and been a part of, and having lost so many friends, both white and Indian, Jim feels trapped between the two worlds he's encountered over the past three years. Captured by his nemesis Ghost Moon and forced to flee with an Apache band of warriors, Jim is only saved from a slow and torturous death when his old friend Wellington adopts him as his son. But now he's on the wrong side. Will he be branded a traitor? Or killed in a battle with the 10th US Cavalry or the Mexican Army? Jim finds his loyalties now divided, and he begins to understand the plight of his captors. But as supplies and ammunition run out, Jim's fate is tied to that of the doomed Apache warriors and survival seems unlikely.
 

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User Review  - loafhunter13 - LibraryThing

Victorio's War is the third book in the Desert Legends trilogy. The trilogy follows Jim Doolen, a young man thrust into incredible encounters with some of the Wild West's more colorful personalities ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deedledee - LibraryThing

Wilson's writing is brilliant as always but having not read the first two books in the trilogy I found myself a little bit lost. Jim Doolen runs into his old friend Santiago after having not seen him ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
19
Chapter Three
23
Chapter Four
44
Chapter Five
49
Chapter Six
53
Chapter Seven
72
Chapter Eight
85
Chapter Nine
89
Chapter Ten
97
Chapter Eleven
107
Chapter Twelve
121
Chapter Thirteen
129
Chapter Fourteen
136
Chapter Fifteen
152
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About the author (2012)

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, John Wilson grew up on the Isle of Skye and outside Glasgow without the slightest idea that he would ever write books. After a degree in Geology from St. Andrews University, he worked in Zimbabwe and Alberta before taking up writing full-time and moving out to Lantzville on Vancouver Island in 1991. John is addicted to history and firmly believes that the past must have been just as exciting, confusing and complex to those who lived through it as our world is to us. Every one of his novels and non-fiction books for kids, teens and adults deals with the past. His tales involve intelligent dinosaurs, angry socialist coal miners, confused boys caught up in the First and Second World Wars, and the terrors faced by lost Arctic explorers. John spends significant portions of his year travelling across the country telling stories from his books and their historical background and getting young readers (particularly but not exclusively boys) energized and wanting to read and find out more about the past.