Lone Star Rising

The Texas Rangers Trilogy

Texas Rangers (Volume 1)

Elmer Kelton

Forge Books

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In Lone Star Rising, Elmer Kelton ("A Texas Legend," according to Texas Governor Rick Perry), brings together the first three books of his acclaimed Texas Ranger saga.

The Buckskin Line introduces Rusty Shannon, the red-haired Comanche captive rescued and adopted by Mike Shannon, who is a member of a Texas "ranging company" that protects settlers from Indian raids. In the throes of the War Between the States, Rusty joins the Rangers and searches for the renegades who killed his adoptive father.

In Badger Boy, the Rangers are disbanded and Rusty returns to his home on the Red River only to discover that the girl he loves has married another. In a time of personal turmoil as well as the post-war uphheaval in Texas, Rusty's childhood returns to haunt him as he rescues Andy Pickard, called Badger Boy by his Comanche captors.

Andy and Rusty ride together in the newly reformed Rangers in The Way of the Coyote, in a time when Texas is overrun with outlaws, Confederate raiders, Ku Klux Klansmen, and marauding Comanches.

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CHAPTER ONE
 
 
TEXAS GULF COAST, AUGUST 1840
 
 
He was Comanche, and he was known among The People as Buffalo Caller. Once in a time of hunger, when he was a fledgling on one of his first hunts, the older and more experienced men had ridden their horses to exhaustion without scaring up so much as one lone, lame bull. But Buffalo Caller, riding alone, had heard a faint and distant bellow. He had responded in the voice of a buffalo, and the buffalo had answered him. The calls led him to a small herd in a hidden canyon.

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"Some of Kelton's best....Perfect for first-time Kelton readers as well as longtime fans."
--Dallas Morning News on Lone Star Rising

"One could wish for a single volume in which all these strands were melded together in a larger dynamic."--Houston Chronicle on The Texas Rangers Series

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About the Author

Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.

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Lone Star Rising
The Texas Rangers Trilogy
Elmer Kelton

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765312303
ISBN10: 0765312301
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 704 pages
$25.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429912754
ISBN10: 1429912758
704 pages
$7.99
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