Cheyenne Raiders by Robert Jordan

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Thomas McCabe is Yale graduate on his way to a brilliant career as a lawyer when, in 1837, he gives up everything to take a job with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Sent to live with a little-known tribe in the wilds of Missouri, McCabe soon finds that nothing could have prepared him for the rigors of the untamed West. After saving the life of a young brave, McCabe is grudgingly accepted by the Cheyenne-until he falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, and betrothed, Night Bird Woman. Determined to marry the girl he has seen all his life in dreams, McCabe must prove himself to the tribe, first by challenging her suitor, then by surviving the excruciatingly painful and spiritually breathtaking Test of Fire. It is through this initiation that he is visited by a Spirit Vision, one that carries a message powerful enough not only to teach Thomas the true meaning of courage, but to remake the lives of the proud-and imperiled-people he will come to call family.
 

About Robert Jordan

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Robert Jordan was born James Oliver Rigney Jr. on October 17, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a B.S. in physics from The Citadel in 1974. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and won The Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. From 1974 to 1978, he worked for the U.S. Civil Service as a nuclear engineer. During the 1980's, he began writing several novels for the Conan the Barbarian series that was created in the 1930's by Robert E. Howard. He also wrote under many pseudonyms, which include the historical novels The Fallon Blood (1980), The Fallon Pride (1981) and The Fallon Legacy (1982) as Reagan O'Neal; and the western Cheyenne Riders (1982) as Jackson O'Reilly. He wrote articles for periodicals for the Library Journal, Fantasy Review and Science Fiction Review as Chang Lung. He was the author of the Wheel of Time series and The Towers of Midnight. He died on September 16, 2007 following a battle with cardiac amyloidosis.
 
Published February 12, 2000 by Forge Books. 240 pages
Genres: History, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Long before Jordan (The Path of Daggers) became a bestselling fantasy novelist, he wrote swashbucklers and westerns under the pseudonyms Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reilly. Forge released the O'Neal 1

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