The Holy Road

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ZOVA Books, Jul 9, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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THE GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL SEQUEL TO DANCES WITH WOLVES. The Comanche people have evaded the white settlers for years, relying on their knowledge of the land and the strength of their warriors for protection. But with the fast encroaching railroad cutting across the countryside, there's nowhere left to go as an independent people. When the white representatives give them an ultimatum - to move to a reservation or face the armies of America - the Comanches must each make the choice for themselves, to accept the imprisonment of their people and the dissolution of their culture, or to suffer inevitable extinction. In this heart-wrenching sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller, Dances With Wolves, all the familiar characters - Stands With A Fist, Kicking Bird, Wind In His Hair, and of course, the man who was Lieutenant John J. Dunbar - return with new, vivid complexity. A novel for any age, The Holy Road sheds compelling light on human resilience, social consequences, and the nature of freedom.

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

Written okay, but I guess I'm tired of books that can only relate Native American history by including a white person as a main protagonist. On the positive side, it does portray an interpretation of ... Read full review

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User Review  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

The opening plot showed some real promise and sucked me in but the author chose to take the political route. He perpetuated the myth that Native Americans are all noble and good and environmentally ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Michael Blake began his writing career developing screenplays in Los Angeles. After discussing a new idea for a historical film with Kevin Costner, the budding actor encouraged Michael to write the story as a novel, concerned that as a script the story would never reach the screen. The novel, Dances With Wolves, immediately became a number one New York Times bestseller. Michael Blake went on to receive an Academy Award for his screenplay, and has been writing novels and film scripts ever since. In 2001, the sequel to Dances With Wolves, a historical novel depicting the disappearance of the Native Americans from the free plains, was released under the title The Holy Road. Unfortunately, the novel debuted on September 11th, and was largely overlooked until ZOVA Books acquired the rights. The rerelease of The Holy Road, followed by Michael's brand new World War I novel, Into the Stars, is scheduled for summer 2011. Michael Blake now lives on a ranch outside Tucson, Arizona, where he takes in wounded horses and continues to write.

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