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Title: Sackett’s Land
Author: Louis L’amour
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Kindle digital edition
Barnabas Sackett, fen-man of England, crosses some of the wrong people. In the process of sorting it all out, he makes a trip or two to the New World and falls in love with it. He determines that he will return there and raise a family worthy of conquering the land.
Instead of a western, which the series title “The Sacketts” would leave you to believe, this is a prequel. Definitely more in the vein of The Walking Drum than of anything else. Very England centric.
Anyone who reads, or has read, L’amour, knows that stereotypes abound. It is the basis for his writing and the style that he uses. His stories are Big and hence are filled with Big men, villains, adventures, etc. It is not something you want a lot of all at once, which is why his stories are usually under the 200page mark.
I enjoyed this. Haven’t read a L’amour since ’11 so it was ok. My library has the whole Sackett series, all 17 books and while I’m a bit confused as to the order of a couple of them [several different places list one or two books differently] I don’t think it will really make a difference. Adding these to my reading rotation and will read one every month or 2. I’m hoping that will be enough time between them so I don’t get sick of them and quit the series.