E–pub/Pdf [Into the Savage Country] by Shannon Burke


Into the Savage Country

SUMMARY ↠ Into the Savage Country His life and uickly discovers the depth of loyalty among the men who must depend on one another to survive While convalescing he falls in love with the proud Alene a widow who may or may not wait for him And on a wildly risky expedition into Crow territory Wyeth finds himself unwittingly in the center of a deadly boundary dispute betwee. I enjoyed Shannon Burke s Into the Savage Country for many reasons I appreciated the complexity of its important characters I acuired a better sense of the fur trapping business and its operations in the drainages of the Rocky Mountains during the late 1820s I applaud the author for visual authenticity of terrain and frontier settlements I enjoyed his succinctness of dialogue and the uncluttered flow of first person narrative and I compliment his creative selection of resolution demanding crisis situations The novel entertained me I have only one criticismThe novel is an adventure story and secondarily a love story It begins in St Louis in June 1826 A young man from a farming family in Pennsylvania rejecting his father s expectation that he devote his life to farming and his criticism that he is fainthearted and vacillating driven by the desire to seek adventure test himself and obtain fortune to prove his father s criticisms to be false William Wyeth joins a fur trapping company preparing to leave St Louis Before leaving he meets Alene Chevalier an attractive French woman of one uarter Indian ancestry His attempt to initiate a romantic relationship is rebuffed The brigade to which he is assigned consists mostly of veteran trappers He earns uickly their acceptance He is wounded in a large buffalo hunt and is cared for by his companions They move him to a frontier settlement to recover Here he meets again Alene Eventually they become engaged As spring approaches rather than return to St Louis with Alene to be married William decides to spend the ensuing spring summer and fall months in the wild trapping for a newly formed fur company His uest for adventure and need to validate himself compel him to exact an agreement from Alene She will wait for him until the beginning of winter Should he not return by then she will depart for St Louis to live her life without him Much happens during the interim battles victories reversals competitions heroics treacheryStrong character portrayal is a major dynamic to the success of the novel William Wyeth is a perceptive person who abhors selfishness and treachery yet is able to find some measure of good in the most flawed individual Because of this attribute he is able to grow beyond preconceived opinions to forge ultimately beneficial relationships He perceives the 19 year old greenhorn Ferris to be a conceited know it all attempting to win favor with the members of the brigade by correcting inaccuracies they make or by imparting information of which he believes they should be cognizant William describes Ferris at first this way that he secretly set himself above us Ferris s father we d all heard was a physician and a man of wealth and Ferris had paid a lump sum to the taken on as they d not thought he d make it halfway up the Missouri The knowledge of this pampered upbringing along with his self satisfied manner damned him in my mind Eventually William discovers that Ferris is an extremely perceptive person curious about many things courageous unwilling to enable injustice kind and thoroughly reliable Ferris becomes William s closest friend He is one of three characters vital to the plotA character that initially William despises but eventually tolerates and finally appreciates is the mercurial Henry Layton a St Louis dandy whose father owns half the warehouses along the waterfront of the city William describes him as an infamous bachelor a twenty four year old dandy considered to be the most intelligent unpleasant and mischievous young man in St Louis Encountering Layton at Alene s residence wearing new leggings and deerskin to impress her prior to his departure William is mocked by Layton who is wearing a black tailcoat and white cravat What brings you here in that costume Wyeth Are you off to hunt suirrels and water rats Layton eventually funds a new fur trapping company appoints himself its captain entices William the companions of his first season of trapping and Jedediah Smith to sign on by promising huge personal profits for their labor Alene warns William that accepting Layton s offer is a major mistake you only see the charismatic side now The part when he persuades When he wheedles When he promises When he uses all his charm and cunning and good nature and energy and cleverness to arrange things so men follow him But when it is necessary for him to fulfill his promises he will feel the necessity as a form of bondage and he will wilt and turn sour and ugly Then you will see the weak contemptuous part of his soul He has chosen you because he saw I was partial to you Now he means to ruin you Layton proves in fact to be imperious mercilessly fault finding and selectively cruel His men uickly hate him William gradually learns that Layton knows that he is psychologically damaged and desires to overcome his demons He proves he is worthy of respect when he engages in crisis situations but he is at his worst when he is inactive and bored He has the capacity of achieving unparalleled success but eually capable immediately thereafter of snatching from it utter defeat Layton drives the direction of the plotMy sole disappointment with this novel is that near its end several very improbable outcomes of important events occur For instance Ferris the best shot of the brigade must hit an arrow staked in the ground from an impossible distance to prove to Indians the effectiveness of his Pennsylvania long rifle He himself states that it is an impossible shot Lives depend on his accuracy His shot cuts the arrow in half One very unlikely occurrence may be acceptable to tolerant readers Several occurrences should not Still I enjoyed the book

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SUMMARY ↠ Into the Savage Country From the author of Black Flies a 2008 New York Times Notable Book a  breathtaking adventure set in the American West of the 1820s that gives us a tale of complex friendships a love story and a panoramic retelling of a crucial moment in American historyWhen young William Wyeth leaves St Louis for a fur trapping expedition he nearly loses. this is a slim uiet historical novel about the fur trade in the 1820 s this is not to say it is uneventful just that the way the story is told is in keeping with adventure stories of a bygone era like jack london y which is good just uietit reads part frontier adventure storypart westernpart coming of age story if that can be said about a book with a protagonist william wyeth who is in his twenties it relates his last gasp of trapping adventure before he plans to settle into sedate domesticity with the woman he loves who is making no promises about waiting around for him to get his wanderlust out of his system atta girlthe adventure parts are great and include peril of many varieties bears snowstorms betrayal accidental shootings ice thieves sioux crow and blackfoot tribes at war with each other and the british there are real life people sprinkled throughout the book general ashley jedediah smith jim bridger hugh glass as well as fictional characters that are all very compelling especially pegleg and swoon the rakish layton he is not swoonworthy right off the bat but believe me he earns that swoonmy only complaint is that there was something a little too contemporary feeling about the dialogue i can t put my finger on it precisely but there was something tonally dissonant about it that didn t feel authentic which is a word that makes people suirm i know but i can t think of a better one right now the descriptions and landscapes felt completely appropriate and well researched and even the non dialogue narratorial voice which is freuently lovely Youth s bright flame sears the mind and leaves us glorying in the past with an unalloyed affection that does not dim the present but enhances it with fond memories untarnished by their unpleasant parts that all feels right which is why the dialogue in particular stood out to me as off somehow it s not a big deal just something i noticed if you like historical fiction with a male focus as opposed to historical fiction with voluminous dresses on the cover or survival in the wilderness tales this is for youit s short but very well written35 from mecome to my blog

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SUMMARY ↠ Into the Savage Country N Native American tribes the British government and American trapping brigades A classic adventure told with great suspense and literary flair Into the Savage Country illuminates the ways in which extreme circumstances expose the truth about the natures of individual men and the surprising mechanics of their bravery loyalty and friendshi. I really really enjoyed reading this book It is as many reviewers said an old fashioned adventure story and a western But the author also did a superb job of describing the personalities of the men who take part in it and how their individual characteristics influence each other The main characters are uite young and they are daring to try trapping beaver in the remote western mountains for a variety of reasons from needing to prove themselves to parents to greed to the naive idea that this would be a fairly rapid way to make a grubstake to start a good life in the settled part of the young United StatesThe history is very accurate And it was a fairly brief period of history because the once abundant beaver fairly rapidly were trapped into near extinction when the fashion for beaver skin hats abounded The variations in the native tribes dealing with the trappers and the tremendous competition between the American French Mexicans and British for the mountain west in the 1820s enriches the story Trapping beaver was a brutal dangerous life but there was camaraderie within each trapping brigade as well an individual conflictThe tale was told in detail but the story line moved very swiftly and it was hard to put down I highly recommend this for anyone who loves the west and is interested in this lesser known part of the exploration and settlement of America

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Into the Savage Country
  • Shannon Burke
  • English
  • 19 June 2019
  • 9780307908926

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    E–pub/Pdf [Into the Savage Country] by Shannon Burke This old fashioned western set in the Bighorn Range of the 1820s takes us back to the days when reading a novel was pure entertainment With this third novel Shannon Burke exhibits once again his deep curiosity about the world and how it work

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    E–pub/Pdf [Into the Savage Country] by Shannon Burke Shannon Burke í 0 SUMMARY I've been on a GR hiatus so bear with me as I ease back into things Some of these reviews will be short since some time has passed since my readingShannon Burke's Into the Savage Country is an impressive historical novel that occupies a very si

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    E–pub/Pdf [Into the Savage Country] by Shannon Burke A refreshing novel that doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is a good old fashioned adventure story told with great skill Fur trappers during the opening of the American west facing down nasty weather natives the British and the Spanish The protagonist is likeable and discovers over the course of t

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    Shannon Burke í 0 SUMMARY E–pub/Pdf [Into the Savage Country] by Shannon Burke From High Country News May 25 2015The classic Western frontier story is an archetype of the hero’s journey A young man off to seek his fortune in the West enters the wilderness to prove himself and emerges both stronger

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    E–pub/Pdf [Into the Savage Country] by Shannon Burke This was a rousing adventure story a coming of age story and a love story all in oneIt’s early in the 19th century and anything west of St Louis is ‘Savage Country” Young William Wyeth has come to St Louis looking to prove to his family he is not a dreamer Seeking both adventure and a fortune Wyeth joins a trapping brigade and sets out to prove himself When he is injured he’s sent back to St Louis whe

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    CHARACTERS Into the Savage Country E–pub/Pdf [Into the Savage Country] by Shannon Burke I really really enjoyed reading this book It is as many reviewers said an old fashioned adventure story and a western But the author also did a superb job of describing the personalities of the men who take part in it and how their individual characteristics influence each other The main characters are uite young and they are daring to try trapping beaver in the remote western mountains for a variety of reasons

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