Thursday, February 19, 2009

In researching this story, I discovered that Texas, during the post-Civil War era, was probably as dangerous then as say Afghanistan is today. Comanches, Kiowas, renegades ... and no military protection. Having lost the war, southern armies were disbanded, pending the arrival of Union troops. Meanwhile, Indian raids continued, having increased during the war. That's part of what this story is about ... an unsettled and dangerous time. As an aside, consider that areas around the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, inhabited by millions, were once the locations of Comanche and Kiowa raids - very, very dangerous.

1 comment:

  1. I have read the "Spirit of the Snake " , in this book, Mr Engebretson brings Palo Pinto County to life by exploring the county's history by including it is his book. His unique style of writing makes for very easy reading and keeps the reader wondering where he is taking him next.
    He puts a "personal " touch to the local citizens of Palo Pinto County. As well as reveal some of the history that Palo Pinto County is so rich in.
    The book is a book you will not be able to put down.
    I look forward to reading " The Golden Amulet" as I am sure it is written in the same easy to follow and intriguing as "The Spirit of the Snake".


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