The Holy Road: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, 2002 - Fiction - 339 pages
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An unforgettable American story, Dances With Wolves was an international bestseller that has be-come a modern classic. The 1990 film adaptation won seven Academy Awards. In The Holy Road, master storyteller Michael Blake at long last continues the saga.

Eleven years have passed since Lieutenant John Dunbar became the Comanche warrior Dances With Wolves and married Stands With A Fist, a white-born woman raised as a Comanche from early childhood. With their three children, they live peacefully in the village of Ten Bears. But there is unease in the air, caused by increased reports of violent confrontations with white soldiers, who want to drive the Comanches onto reservations–a movement symbolized by the railroad, the white man's holy road. Disquiet turns to horror, and then to rage, when a band of white rangers descends on Ten Bears' village, slaughtering half its inhabitants and abducting Stands With A Fist and her infant daughter. The three surviving great warriors–Wind In His Hair, Kicking Bird, and Dances With Wolves –decide they must go to war with the white inva-ders. At the same time, Dances With Wolves realizes that only he can move unnoticed among the white men to rescue his wife and child.

Told with the same sweep, insight, and majesty that have made Dances With Wolves a worldwide phenomenon, The Holy Road is an epic story of courage and honor.


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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 (2002)

Michael Blake's previous books include Dances With Wolves, Airman Mortensen, and Marching to Valhalla. He received an Academy Award for his screen adaptation of Dances With Wolves. He lives with his wife and children on a ranch in southern Arizona.

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