THE BARON WAR by Jory Sherman

THE BARON WAR

KIRKUS REVIEW

The fourth in Sherman’s novels about the Barons of Texas (Grass Kingdom, not reviewed, etc.), with the Civil War as a backdrop. As always, what’s most important to the cattle ranchers is land, and, here, Aaron and Martin Baron of the Box B ranch are pitted against a traditional Mexican bad guy, Matteo Aguilar of the Rocking A ranch, and his militia of Yankee, Mexican, and Indian hired guns. Battles, personal quarrels, family squabbles, split loyalties, and romance add enough action to keep the tale moving along at a satisfying pace, and, this time out, Sherman addresses the issue of slavery (he’s against it).

Fans of the series won't be disappointed if they’re looking for more of the same.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-765-30255-1
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Forge
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2001




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