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Author: Richard S. Wheeler
ISBN: 0786213493
Pages: 517 pages
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (March 1, 1998)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
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e-Book Rendezvous: A Barnaby Skye Novel epub download

by Richard S. Wheeler



Barnaby Skye, a pressed seaman in the Royal Navy, jumps ship at Fort Vancouver in 1826 with little more than the clothes on his back and a. .Richard . heeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories

Barnaby Skye, a pressed seaman in the Royal Navy, jumps ship at Fort Vancouver in 1826 with little more than the clothes on his back and a belaying pin for a weapon. Fighting for life, starving, hiding from his pursuers-the Hudson's Bay Company and the British Navy-he follows the Columbia River inland toward a fate he never anticipated. heeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature. He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings.

Praise for Rendezvous: A Barnaby Skye Novel. Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. A promising start in what appears to be an absorbing, authoritative series. deftly weave fact, fiction, and folklore into pure entertainment. He has won six Spur Awards (for Fool's Coach, Sierra, Masterson, Drum's Ring, Vengeance Valley, and The Canyon of Bones) and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.

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Rendezvous: A Barnaby Skye Novel. Wheeler writes well enough. Skye's West by. Wheeler (Goodreads Author). In this case, Wheeler takes a Lucasian (think Star Wars) approach and jumps back to Skye's earlier years, so I don't really feel as if I missed much.

He is best known for his novels set in the American West, including the "Barnaby Skye" series. Wheeler was the 2001 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions to Western literature, and is a six-time Western Writers of America Spur Award winner. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Richard Wheeler was raised in the suburb of Wauwatosa in a family descended from New England Puritans.

Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories, including Rendezvous and Dark Passage. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch. by Richard S. Wheeler

Rendezvous: A Barnaby Skye Novel. Wheeler. Barnaby Skye, a pressed seaman in the Royal Navy, jumps ship at Fort Vancouver in 1826 with little more than the clothes on his back and a belaying pin for a weapon.

Richard Wheeler's latest Barnaby Skye saga is more than just an entertaining frontier adventure

Richard Wheeler's latest Barnaby Skye saga is more than just an entertaining frontier adventure. It is a love story told in terms as ruggedly beautiful as the mountain country in which it is set. Skye, a former British sailor who long ago jumped ship in Vancouver, enjoys a fine reputation as a Rocky Mountain trapper and trader. Once there, Victoria goes off with the notorious African American Crow war chief James Pierson Beckwourth on a raid against the feared Blackfeet. When she is taken by the Bloods, a murderous Blackfoot band, Skye follows them to Canada where he could be hung for desertion.

RENDEZVOUS is the 9th book in the Barnaby Skye western saga. This 9th volume sets a new direction for the saga of Barnaby Skye in that the previous 8 volumes described him when he was at the zenith of his profession during the years 1850s and 1860s. As the title indicates the location of the action is at rendezvous, Cache Valley, July, 1826, where 100 men of the mountains plus numerous Indian tribes, Crow, Shoshone, Nez Perce, et. but never Blackfeet, met yearly or semi-yearly to relax and replenish the supplies they have exhausted during the previous months.

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In 1826, Barnaby Skye, a twenty-year-old pressed seaman, deserts his Royal Navy Frigate at Fort Vancouver, escapes the minions of the Navy and the Hudson's Bay Company, and makes his way down the trackless Columbia River country alone
HyderCraft
This book was completely all that, that the author should contact Mel Gibson or Kevin Costner and sell the movie rights to turn this terrific novel into film. I would prefer Mel Gibson to turn this into a film, because his movies about alot better, when he directs them, than Kevin Costner. The book is that good, that it would be a terrific movie. If that happens, Orlando Bloom would be the perfect actor to play Barnaby Skye and Tonatzin Carmelo can play Many Quill Woman.
BlessСhild
I'm an old lady who loves history, good adventures and great writing. Mr Wheeler is a powerhouse of all three. On to the next adventure!
ALAN
I like Wheeler's story line of taking a young kid off a British military ship, setting him down in the wild American Northwest and having him learn about himself and this new country he knows nothing about. All of the Barnaby Skye novels I've read I've really enjoyed and couldn't put them down. I had to see what was going to happen next.
Fenrikasa
Richard Wheeler is a fabulous storyteller. His narrative grips you on Page 1 and never lets you go. His characters are full bodied and appealing and his sense of place is dazzling. I am not a particular fan of Westerns but I recommend Wheeler book unreservedly.
Vijora
Great read , Although I wish kindle carried all of the Skye's west series , and in some kind of order !
Zainian
RENDEZVOUS is the 9th book in the Barnaby Skye western saga. As the title indicates the location of the action is at rendezvous, Cache Valley, July, 1826, where 100 men of the mountains plus numerous Indian tribes, Crow, Shoshone, Nez Perce, etc., but never Blackfeet, met yearly or semi-yearly to relax and replenish the supplies they have exhausted during the previous months. The items they traded pelts or 'plews' for had been transported from St. Louis, Missouri, and were measured out with set rates of barter. One horse, for instance, could cost as much as $150.00 or 150 pelts, with similar cost for rifles. The traders always returned to St. Louis with much profit in their poke. One of the better selling items was the trade whiskey, made from pure grain alcohol some river water, & some chewing tobacco, vile stuff at best, normally concocted on site that very day. These rough men, white and Indian, did the aging process within their stomachs with blinding headaches to follow.

This 9th volume sets a new direction for the saga of Barnaby Skye in that the previous 8 volumes described him when he was at the zenith of his profession during the years 1850s and 1860s. Now with this 9th volume we are taken back to 1826 when Mr. Skye first landed in North America or the unknown American West. Traveling from Fort Vancouver he makes his way along the Columbia River alone, attempting to reach Boston, Mass., however, he has no idea how many thousands of miles to the east is the city of Boston. Traveling eventually with the Shoshone, Snake, Indians he arrives at rendezvous meeting various characters of history such as Jim Bridger, Jedediah Smith, and General William Ashley. Of all these men, it is Jedediah Smith who truly befriends Barnaby.

Until Mr. Skye meets "the beautiful Crow girl Many Quill Woman" to fall in love, he will retain his desire to reach Boston. Naming Many Quill Woman "Victoria" he begins a romance that will not only save his life but wed him to her. As Skye says at novel's end, "You know, Victoria, marrying you was the best thing I ever did". And between the 'bear medicine' and the 'magpie' these two march forward working their way to the 1850s and 1860s.

Great reading for anyone with the least interest in the trans-Mississippi west of the 1820s through the 1860s centered on the fur trade.

Helpful note to newcomers of this series, listed below in order are the first 8 books in this saga. A saga that now in 2009 contains 17 books.

Sun River, Bannack, The Far Tribes, Yellowstone, Bitterroot, Sundance, Wind River, Santa Fe, and Rendezvous.

Semper Fi.
Truthcliff
From the time that Skye deserts the British vessel holding him captive to his meeting with the mountain men and Indians, I was held captive and felt as if I took each step into this new world with him. Mr. Wheelers use of historical facts and people, ie: the Hudson Bay company, Jim Bridger etc. just added to the overall effect of the story. I feel as tho I have gained a little more insight into the way the early trappers lived and faced death on a daily basis.
I will look forward to reading his previous novels on Mister Skye -i backward order to see just where he went from this point on. Anyone who enjoys the historical novel will enjoy this one. Thanks for a trip into the past!
In this book, the reader gets to know Barnaby Skye before he was Mister Skye, before his name was uttered with reverence by men. It's strange to read about Skye, where he's brand new to everything this continent has to offer, but interesting to see how his character develops. And, as always, Victoria is a delight!

This was another very enjoyable story, made very likable by the author's ability to write a wonderful series that can be picked up anywhere. I also find, that since I grew up in an area not far from the Three Forks, that Wheeler's descriptions of the places in these books are spot on.