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About B.N. Rundell
Born into a ranching/rodeo family, Bob is the youngest of seven boys. After careers in business, insurance, and 30 years as a Baptist pastor, Bob retired to pursue his dream of writing. In his first year he wrote two #1 bestsellers (Star Dancer and To Keep a Promise) and continues to add to the Buckskin Chronicles series with all the books reaching the top 10 in bestsellers rank! His exciting stories are set in the mid 19th century as historical westerns and are true to history in every detail. He continues to add to the series and now also is branching out to stand alone westerns based on real characters with exciting action and extraordinary plots and supporting characters.
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B.N. Rundell continues the epic frontier saga which has captivated and delighted so many readers and catapulted the series to continual best seller status.
Late summer, 1864. America’s bloodiest war was coming to an end and many displaced families from every corner of the land in search of new homes, land, and even gold were heading west., unaware of the dangers that awaited. With the natives continually striving to make peace, and politicians and soldiers repeatedly breaking treaties and forcing tribes onto smaller and smaller reservations, the people had had enough. The Indian wars of the west would soon cause the lands to run red with the blood of settlers, soldiers, and natives alike. Into this melee, Reuben and Elly Grundy are dispatched in an effort to keep disgruntled renegade rebels from wreaking havoc.
But with the Sioux, the Cheyenne and their Dog Soldiers, the Arapaho, Comanche, and Kiowa all joining forces against the settlers and others, anything could happen. Add into the mix a handful of wannabe politicians, glory-seeking soldiers, and blood-thirsty soldiers that believe the only good Indian is a dead one, the task could prove near impossible…
As the Colorado territory plains burn with destroyed wagons and homes, and blood paints the flats crimson, the challenge continues. But will it be too much for one well-intentioned couple?
Best selling author B.N. Rundell continues the compelling saga of reluctant lawman Reuben Grundy in Book 6 of the Plainsman Western Series.
With the Civil War raging across the land, Reuben thought Colorado Territory was far enough away from the fighting. His time of peace would be short-lived as he was called to South Park to quell southern sympathisers' recruiting efforts. After leaving their peaceful cabin in the mountains, and being confronted by a suspicious band of partisans, he was forced to do what he could to deal a measure of justice to a band of Confederate Guerrillas—the notorious Reynolds gang—terrorizing the territory.
A complacent sheriff, an absentee militia, and terrified residents made reluctant marshal Reuben’s task all the more difficult. Add in some angry miners and businessmen that chose vigilante justice, and the situation rapidly devolved into pandemonium.
Reuben’s moral character wouldn’t allow him to stand by as others were shot down and robbed by uniformed military men, no matter which side of the war they were on. Familiar country beckoned, but so did time alone with his new wife… It was time to make the right decisions, but would he be able to?
Every time he squeezed the trigger, somebody died. He thought it was just the way of the war, but after taking a couple bullets and being mustered out, it continued. When he stood over the ashes of his family’s farm and stared at their graves, the same bile rose in his throat, and he knew somebody was going to have to pay… and pay with their blood.
This was to be the beginning of a blood hunt that would take Reuben Grundy across four states, pit him against renegade outlaws posing as the Home Guard for the north, the Bushwhackers of Captain Quantrill and the men in butternut and grey, as well as the mighty Pawnee of the plains. His father had taught young Reuben to never look for others to do what needs to be done, even if it means putting his life on the line. And Reuben would do just that, with his training as one of Berdan’s Sharpshooters at the outset of the war between the states, and his own time beside his father in the woods, Reuben was destined to become one of the most feared hunters of the plains.
Whether it was for man or beast, when his sights settled on the target, death was sure to follow.
A CAPTIVATING, VIVID WESTERN CLASSIC – FOR FANS OF THE TRUE WILD WEST.
They had flirted with the distant snowcapped mountains before but never had the opportunity to walk among them. Now with renewed determination, Reuben and his new bride, Elly, set out for those mountains. But the trail they traveled took them through the goldfields of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush of South Park, Colorado Territory.
Evil was running rampant in the outlying areas of the mountain park and when mutilated and disfigured bodies began to litter the landscape from the mountains to the plains, the prospectors and settlers began to let fear rule their lives.
When the supposed killers were finally identified, Reuben joined the posse, not to catch the killers, but to prevent a lawless lynching of possibly innocent travelers. Chosen as a scout to team up with a wily old mountain man, Reuben and his partner would be confronted by a rampaging Ute war party, chase down the bloody killers, and confront those that would take law into their own hands. When blood covered the land, something had to be done, and Reuben could be the man to do it. And all in the middle of God’s Country.
THE CAPTIVATING FIFTH NOVEL IN THE PLAINSMAN WESTERN SERIES FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR B.N. RUNDELL.
The gold rush of 1859 in the Colorado Rockies brought more than just gold seekers. Outlaws, conmen, crooks, and thieves quickly populated the central Rockies, and it was from that element that Reuben and Elly Mae Grundy fled. They had done their part, serving as deputy marshals, but now they wanted time alone and together.
Choosing a site far south and away from the gold rush, they built a cabin for their first home. But they soon discovered their neighbors were Mouache Ute and Jicarilla Apache. When the Comanche launched a raid on their long-time enemies and captured many of their women, they also took Elly and her friends. Now it’s up to Reuben to go against a war party of almost a hundred proven warriors to rescue his bride.
Add in greedy Comancheros, rebellious soldiers, and bad weather, and Reuben’s got his hands full with a challenge he never expected to be thrown into. Fortunately, he’s not the kind of man that ever backs down from a challenge.
“[A] redeeming story from THE master storyteller.” —David, early reader
It was new country, beautiful and wild and full of challenges.
When Reuben chose to start the new chapter of his life with a partner, he had no inclination as to the trials that would come. The sight of a war party of Cheyenne Dog soldiers caught their attention when they saw two captive white women, and Elly’s insistence that they free them was the beginning of those challenges. A confrontation with four bandits that wanted the women presented another challenge, but when a federal Marshall and the owner of the Overland Stage line challenge Reuben with the task of securing a gold shipment from the gold fields of Colorado and get it to the Union forces while Rebel recruits want it for the Confederacy, raises the stakes in his new role. Add in an attack by outlaws teamed up with renegade Arapaho and Cheyenne, some desperado prospectors, and a handful of confederate deserters, Reuben and Elly have their work cut out for them…
But when they think they’ve got it handled, two orphaned urchins tug at their heartstrings and complicate matters even further.
It was to be no more than a wagon train going west, but when Reuben uncovers a plot to provide a shipment of Beecher’s Bibles to the restive Oglala Sioux, he was forced to intervene. He knew the destruction that would come at the hands of renegade natives armed with Springfield Rifles and in good conscience, he forced himself to try to do whatever was necessary to prevent that from happening.
The war was waging in the east and when the usual guard of soldiers from Fort Kearny was no longer possible, the wagons had to travel without the safety of the troops. An appeal to the commandant also revealed a deeper plot that would put the innocent travelers in more danger, prompting Reuben to change his plans and form a plot of his own.
He knew trouble often comes in threes and an angry band of Pawnee that had been cheated by the gunrunners brought their own trouble. And to Reuben’s chagrin, the Brule Sioux and the Arapaho could also complicate matters for the young man who was bound for the western plains. But if the restless and renegade natives weren’t enough, a mighty pretty blue-eyed blonde young lady set her sights on the young plainsman.
If he could see what was coming, Reuben would probably and gladly jump into the nearest pond of quicksand and count himself lucky.
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR B.N. RUNDELL DRAWS YOU INTO THE HEART OF THE OLD WEST.
The journey begins when Jeremiah Thompsett comes of age and accepts the responsibility of fulfilling his mentor's long-held dream. Raised by an escaped slave amid the Arapaho nation in the Wind River mountains, he now must track down the slave catchers that killed his adopted father and stole their cache.
“A beautiful page-turning and action filled story of the old west with its minute-to-minute danger and a glimpse into the sophisticated old south.” – Reader
Ride into the western country with an array of characters who must overcome unimaginable obstacles in order to prove the making of a man and determine what fate lies before them.
“I have read hundreds of westerns and these are among the very best.” – Reader
Buckskin Chronicles: The Complete Series includes – To Keep a Promise, To the Tall Timber, To the Absaroka, To the Bighorns, To the Medicine Bow, To the Sierra Madre, To the Cache La Poudre, To the Overland Trail, To the Sangre De Cristo and To the San Juan.
Holding on to the dream of living in the Rocky Mountains that Tatum shared with his father, he begins his journey—a journey that takes him through the lands of the Osage and Kiowa and ultimately to the land of the Comanche. Now he has a family, and the wilderness makes many demands on anyone that tries to master the mountains…
“Rundell's Rocky Mountain Saint series is marvelous and inspiring.” – Reader
Follow Tate Saint, man of the mountains, on his journey from boyhood to manhood where he faces everything from the wilds of the wilderness to forces of nature and historic wars.
Rocky Mountain Saint: The Complete Series includes – Journey to Jeopardy, Frontier Freedom, Wilderness Wanderin’, Mountain Massacre, Timberline Trail, Pathfinder Peril, Wapiti Widow, Vengeance Valley, Renegade Rampage, Buffalo Brigade, Territory Tyranny, Winter Waifs, Mescalero Madness and Dine’ Defiance.
After spending most of five years in the Rocky Mountains, Gabriel Stonecroft finds it necessary to return to civilization to settle some long past accounts. He sets out from the headwaters of the Missouri River, with his only companion a wolf, navigating the wild river through the lands of the Blackfoot, Gros Ventre, Assiniboine and more.
But an attack by a renegade French voyageur and his rebel Blackfoot companions is just one of the obstacles in his way. Once he lands at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi, the conspiring and deceitful ways of civilization weigh heavy upon him and his duty to the memory of his father and his fortune.
Along the way he will discover a purpose and plan for the return to the river and the mountains of the west. The past always has a way of raising its ugly head and bringing havoc and heartache upon the unsuspecting…
It started as a brother defending the honor of his only sister, but it led to a bloody duel and a young man of a prominent family lying dead in the dirt…
Gabriel Stonecroft along with his life-long friend, Ezra, the son of the pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal church, at his side, the journey to the far wilderness of the west would begin. One man from prominent social standing, the other with a life of practical experience, are soon joined in life building adventures.
That journey would be fraught with danger, excitement, and adventure as they face bounty hunters, renegade Shawnee and Delaware Indians, and river pirates. The odds are stacked against the two young men that were lacking in worldly wisdom when it came to life on the frontier. But that reservoir of experience would soon be overflowing with first-hand involvement in happenings that even young dreamers could never imagine.
Gabe and company spent the winter with the Mouache Ute but the buffalo hunt was watched by a hunting party of Yaparuhka Comanche. That hunting party soon became a raiding party and the blood began to flow.
When the Northern Arapaho descend on the plains, the bitter enemies of the Comanche riled the warriors bent on vengeance to attack the Arapaho, and warriors died. But the cry for vengeance was directed at the white man and his people that were responsible for the deaths of Comanche warriors.
The quest for vengeance was misdirected and again the stench of death would fill the air.