Conquistador C. Cake

ISBN: 9781401000462

Published: July 28th 2001

Paperback

224 pages


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Conquistador  by  C. Cake

Conquistador by C. Cake
July 28th 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781401000462 | 4.62 Mb

When Caleb Wilkes wife is murdered and his young son, Jubal, is kidnappedby Apaches, Caleb sets out on the vengeance trail. After killing several of themarauding warriors, he is chased into the mountains, where he takes shelter in ahidden cavern.MoreWhen Caleb Wilkes wife is murdered and his young son, Jubal, is kidnappedby Apaches, Caleb sets out on the vengeance trail. After killing several of themarauding warriors, he is chased into the mountains, where he takes shelter in ahidden cavern. Exploring the long hidden cave, he discovers the skeletons ofSpanish Conquistadors, along with the gold they carried.Taking the armor from a deadSpaniard, Caleb uses it for protection against arrows, finding out by accidentthat the Apache are terrified by what they feel is the spirit of a deadConquistador.Red Horse, a respected warrior of the tribe of Wolf Who Waits, is raising the kidnapped child as an Apache, to replace the dead child of his wife, Ravens Wing.Red Horse must fight an inner battle with his conscience, believing that it was he who brought the spirit, and death, to his people.

He tries to win Jubals affection after the boy witnessed the death of his mother, wanting him to grow into a great warrior.Thinking his son is dead, Caleb continues to take revenge on the Apaches with his Sharps buffalo rifle. While wearing the feared armor, he leaves a trail of blood and death in his wake.After several years of living in the mountains, hunting Indians, Caleb marries a widow named Constance OHannion, who nurses him back to health after he is wounded in a battle to save her life.When Caleb learns that Jubal is alive, he rescues him, only to have Red Horse brave the guns of an entire town to recapture the boy.

Both families, one Indian, one white, now vie for Jubals love.Jubal, known to the Apache asBadger, struggles between two cultures, and his love for two families. He learnsthe skills of the Apache warrior, while struggling with dreams of the life andfamily he was torn from. His struggle to free himself of those dreams leads bothfathers on a collision course with destiny, one selflessly giving his life tosave the boy from certain death.



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