North in the Spring: Coming-of-Age Adventure (The Apprentice Series Book 2)
by Frank Kelso Publish: Oct 08, 2019Series: The Apprentice SeriesAction & AdventureTeen & Young Adult
No longer the whiny Nigel, he anglicizes his Cheyenne name to become Blackie Wolfe. Pascal grooms Blackie to take over the trade business, but at seventeen, can Blackie handle it? Can he convince Pascal to fire the troublesome Phillippe and make Blackie the team leader? When he leads a trade parley, it turns sour and Blackie is taken hostage. The Bannocks hold Blackie in trade for kegs of the forbidden gunpowder. Pascal trained him to run—it’s Blackie’s duty to escape. After breaking free, the Bannock chasing him capture an Arapaho woman and her daughter. No one came to his family’s aid in their time of need. Blackie decides to save the Arapahoe woman and daughter from the Bannocks, but in their flight, they are captured by the Absaroka. Without the black robe’s respected present, can Blackie negotiate their freedom and return to Pascal and the mule train?
Blackie is forced to grow up and make decisions he avoided the first seventeen years of his life. Throughout this adventure, Blackie Wolfe matures and realizes who he is and what he must do to survive in a land where death awaits over the next hill.
A fitting sequel to The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn by Frank Kelso
Action & AdventureHistorical FictionTeen & Young Adult
BIOGRAPHY Frank Kelso grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, the origin of the Santa Fe Trail. Historic sites, monuments, and statues abound highlighting the journey west. Frank has won several prizes for his writing. Most recently Frank’s short story Tibby’s Hideout in The Posse anthology that Frank edited and published is a finalist for the Western Fictioneer’s Peacemaker Award and a Finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion Award for 2017. Frank full length novel have received acclaim and have 143+ reviews. North in the Spring the sequel to The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthornis available on Amazon on Oct 8, 2019.
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