Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Spanish Blood

Spanish Blood

Mike Blakely

Forge Books




In 1870, Bart Young heads for the New Mexico Territory, where he's heard men were making fortunes overnight in land speculation on the old Spanish grants. He figures to be a rich land baron before the year is out.

But the ranchers are stubborn and the local officials corrupt, and many men were there ahead of him. Bart's dream seems hopeless until he stumbles onto evidence of a lost grant bigger than he could have ever imagined: the entire Sacramento Mountain Range--over a million acres.

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Territory of New Mexico

The label on the package was stamped in ink, as if with an often-used woodcut daubed on a blotter. The postmark came from Santa Fe. The address, hand printed, was to Bartholomew...


Praise for Spanish Blood

“Blakely writes with a beauty that rival the Big Bend country.” —Terry C. Johnston

“A fine spinner of tales, Mike Blakely is a poet and musician at heart.” —Elmer Kelton

“Grabs the reader from the first page. His characters are interesting, real and believable.” —Don Colsmith, author if The Spanish Bit Series

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About the author

Mike Blakely

A native of Texas, Mike Blakely grew up working on the family ranch. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the former president of Western Writers of America and has taught fiction writing at numerous workshops nationwide. He is a winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel. Also a singer/songwriter, Blakely tours all over the U.S. and in Europe with his band and records his original songs on his own independent record label. He currently lives on his horse ranch near Marble Falls, Texas.

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