By Don Coldsmith
Don Coldsmith, inducted into the Writer's corridor of repute of the United States and voted one of many maximum Western Writers of the 20th Century by way of the Western Writers of the USA, is one in every of our nationwide treasures. He single-handedly revolutionized the Western novel along with his acclaimed Spanish Bit Saga, which has greater than six million copies in print. Set within the early 16th century, the Spanish Bit Saga re-creates a time, a spot, and a people who were approximately misplaced to historical past. In it we see historical past within the making during the proud eyes of these who lived it.
In the hot prior, the folk lived in worry, regularly pursued by way of their historical enemies, the pinnacle Splitters. yet that was once ahead of Spaniard Juan Garcia arrived, bringing horses-Elk-Dogs. He taught his followed humans to journey and struggle, to defy dying and be effective. Slowly, initially, they discovered the methods of the significant animals that Garcia introduced them. quickly, none may stand opposed to them, and the as soon as cowering and timid humans turned lords of the yank nice Plains. the top Splitters have been defeated and now the folks stay a lifetime of peace and prosperity.
But now not all are happy with peace. desirous to end up their manhood, the youths of the tribe lengthy for the times of warfare. opposed to the direct orders in their elders, the younger bloods hunt down the pinnacle Splitters and, waging their very own warfare, position the complete tribe in jeopardy.