New Read [ Year of the Horse] By [ Justin Allen ] – grisedalelodge.co.uk

Year of the Horse A thrill ride adventure novel capturing the adventure, mystery, legend, and lore of America Year of the Horse is literary fantasy at its very best a novel that delves into our myths, legends, hopes, and fears a coming of age fable set in our fondly remembered if often fictional past an adventurethan capable of setting your hair on end Year of the Horse tells the story of Yen Tzu lu, a child of Chinese immigrants unwillingly pressed into service by a gang of roughnecks bent on stealing a gold mine from a shadowy villain deep in the western wilderness With Tzu lu as our guide, we experience a landscape of legend, stand toe to toe with those larger than life heroes and villains of our shared American mythos, and learn the inescapable facts that have both enriched and plagued our nation from its inception Resonating with echoes of Mark Twain, Larry McMurtry, and J K Rowling, this is a book of fabulous adventure and deep resonance Allen gives readers a picture of how America sees itself, and in so doing he offers up both a heroic vision of the past and hope for the future. Free Download Year of the Horse author Justin Allen For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. Lu, the child of Chinese immigrants Henry, first a slave then a Union soldier and now free Chino, once just a Californian and now a Mexican with no homeland and of course Jack Straw, also a former Union soldier and now a privateer of sorts are all hired by John MacLe, former Confederate loyalist, and his daughter Sadie to get their gold mine and homestead back from the man who murdered Sadie s mother They travel across mountains, canyons, plains, and deserts They also deal with Mormons Lu, the child of Chinese immigrants Henry, first a slave then a Union soldier and now free Chino, once just a Californian and now a Mexican with no homeland and of course Jack Straw, also a former Union soldier and now a privateer of sorts are all hired by John MacLe, former Confederate loyalist, and his daughter Sadie to get their gold mine and homestead back from the man who murdered Sadie s mother They travel across mountains, canyons, plains, and deserts They also deal with Mormons one of whom really wants to make Sadie one of his wives , dwindling supplies Oregon Trail...

  2. Reviewed by Theresa L Stowell for TeensReadToo.comJustin Allen sends young Yen Tzu lu, also known as Lu, on a Wild West adventure in this humorous twist on the old fashioned western story.Lu is the fourteen year old son of Chinese immigrants who lives with his intimidatin...

  3. I know this is going to sound weird but I was put off before I even reached chapter one by the authors note and warning I read it twice Was he serious or kidding I am still not sure but his voice outside the narrative of the book annoyed the crap out of me and for that I will not likely pick up another book by the author despite the fact that the story was pretty good.I enjoyed the characters, their journey, the conflicts, the magic, lies, ghost riders, and the devil, apparent I know this is going to sound weird but I was put off before I even reached chapter one by the authors note and warning I read it twice Was he serious or kidding I am still not sure but his voice outside the narrative of the book annoyed the crap out of me and for that I will not likely pick up another book by the author despite the fact that the story was pretty good.I enjoyed the characters, their journey, the conflicts, the magic, lies, ghost riders, and the devil, apparently The plot was fun, the writing excellent, descriptions were amazing, and the story and the characters have touched meall the makings of a good book, in my opinion.However, when I reached the end and was yet again faced withwords by the author in the acknowledgments I was AGAIN put off by his overbearing and obnoxious tone despite his praise to American Women, as I happen to be one, I was still kinda insulted and annoyed I can t make out if Mr Allen is just a pompous ass, a jokester, or someone who lives and breathe...

  4. I feel bad about not finishing this book, since stories about Chinese having adventures in the West are super rare to nonexistent However, though the writing is competent and features nothing to complain about, I still ca...

  5. Very entertaining, and a wonderful homage to a varied collection of classic writers and their tales of Old Scratch.

  6. Fun read

  7. Chinese boy hired to go West with a famous gunfighter In doing so, grows up.

  8. I now kind of know why I don t like Westerns Too white, too slow, too macho.The author did TRY to bring up some racial issues, though they were handled pretty vaguely, in the way that they re mentioned, but in the end it s just the way life was Motive and character growth were rather stunted and unclear for most of the book characters some things were forgiven too easily, the main character was too follow the leader, the mysterious dramatic hero just ended up really annoying.I I now kind of know why I don t like Westerns Too white, too slow, too macho.The author did TRY to bring up some racial issues, though they were handled pretty vaguely, in the way that they re mentioned, but in the end it s just the way life was Motive and character growth were rather stunted and unclear for most of the book characters some t...

  9. Before the book even starts, the author threatens to sue whoever doesn t let EVERYONE read it Who does thatwill be sued to the fullest extent of the law The firm of Lister, Gatliff, Patrelle, Irons and Murphy has ...

  10. Although there wasn t anything terrible in this book that prevented me from finishing it, there also wasn t anything to compel me to pick it back up I didn t get far enough to feel like I can give the book an honest star rating I simply lost interest.

  11. It was okay, but the end ruined it for me.

  12. Don t know that I ve ever really read many western novels, but this one was great Good characters and plot Sorry when it ended.