|Raiders, the (1989) [Novel]|
by Elmer Kelton
Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!
Series: Sons of Texas
(From the publisher):
Ten years have passed since Michael Lewis made his first venture into Texas, now a province of Mexico. Together with a small number of Americans, Michael and his brother, Andrew, each have a plot of land assigned to them by Mexican authorities.
Michael Lewis has his father's wanderlust; Andrew is less footloose and excitable, but the two act as one when trouble starts.
To secure their newfound lands, the Lewis boys have to fight not only Mexican authorities and hostile Indians, but their own kind - renegade white men attempting to settle on Texas land without permission or authority.
Trouble begins with the Blackwood brothers - Isaac, Luke, and one-armed Finis - nosing around Michael's home while he is away. Fortunately, Mexican soldiers arrive in time to forestall a confrontation between the families.
But the problems for the Lewis boys are far from over. When a horse-stealing band of Waco Indians kills a settler and kidnaps a boy, Michael, Andrew, and other settlers strike out to find the captive. They locate the Waco village, set fire to some huts, and reclaim the boy. And there are further confrontations with the Blackwood Clan.
In The Raiders, Elmer Kelton continues his saga of the Lewis family and the formative years of Texas, ending this middle volume of the trilogy with the birth of Michael's daughter and the marriage of Andrew to Petra Moreno, a girl from Nacogdoches with whom he has fallen in love.
Original title: The Raiders
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Sagas
Fiction→ Western→ Texas And Mexico