It is late autumn 1756, Jacob Murray and a band of rangers are locked in desperate pursuit of a Delaware raiding party that overran and massacred the garrison at Fort Stevens. Among the women and children taken prisoner is Jacob's wife, Maggie. Driven by guilt and anger, Jacob sets a furious pace that leads his men into dangerous unknown territory. Meanwhile the fate of the prisoners is made all the more tenuous when raiding party scouts report the death of Chief Tewea at Kittanning, and Maggie will soon be forced to reconsider everything she has ever thought about the 'savages' that have inflicted such havoc on her life. In a world at war where blood debts are constantly paid and incurred, decisions made can change the course of lives forever. For Maggie, Jacob and their son James, the pull of their blood will draw them into a winter none of them could foresee. The fourth book in the award-winning Gauntlet Runner series, Blood Lines once again transports readers to colonial America during the French and Indian War and offers a clear unsentimental glimpse into the history of the period through the eyes of its characters.
S. Thomas Bailey
black & white illustrations
black & white illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An extraordinary tale of frontier life, Native American culture and the French & Indian War in 18th century America. In this exciting novel, the author presents an intriguing view of a frontier family's adventure that is masterfully written and in many accounts, historically accurate. This is the fourth novel in "The Gauntlet Runner" series, like the others, it is packed with suspense, adventure, and events that will absorb the readers mind, heart, and soul, becoming uncontrollably consumed with each novel. I read every book in this series and am anxiously waiting for the next novel to be published.
Thomas Bailey writes another truly entertaining book in his series “the Gauntlet Runner”. In the days of fast food, Internet and cell phones his writing allows you to visualize how harsh life was for the early settlers and how easy it is today. I enjoyed this work and am looking forward to the continuing tale of Jacob and Maggie.
i have read all 4 books in the gauntlet series and they are hard to put down i feel like i am there along side the characters i am looking foreword to the next book
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