BannackBook - 2014
Two classic novels of Skye's West by one of America's great Western storytellers, Richard S. Wheeler.
Mister Skye is big, tough, and knows the West as few others do. He's agreed to lead a party of missionaries to the Blackfoot Nation: to get there, they must pass through land controlled by the Crow and patrolled by the Cheyenne; and they must stop fighting among themselves about everything. To get there, the party won't survive at all, without Mister Skye.
Barnaby Skye, a pressed seaman in the Royal Navy, jumps ship at Port Vancouver with little more than the clothes on his back. Fighting for life and starving, he heads inland, falling in with legendary mountain men such as Jim Bridger and Tom "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick. And in the Rocky Mountains he finds another unexpected turn in his life when he meets Many Quill Woman....