Quite possibly my favorite L'Amour western outside of the Sackett family saga. A solid traditional Western that doesn't really stand out from some of L'Amour's best work. No words are wasted and the story flows quickly from one chapter to the next. Not sure why, but I have found myself wanting to read some of Mr. L'Amour's books so I read the novel that the movie 'The Shadow Riders' is based on. They then find his fiancée Kate has been kidnapped by confederate soldiers bent on selling her and other women they have taken. "Shadow Rider" lautet beispielsweise das erste Buch in der Originalausgabe. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. September 1st 1982 The Traverns reminded me of the Sackett family. He doesn't give you a lot of narrative while describing the area of the west that is the backdrop for the story, short paragraphs in between the dialogue. But now the raiders had the Travens' sister and Dal's girlfriend, Kate Connery, held captive. Praise for Christine Feehan and the Shadow Riders series “I love everything she does.”—J. They came back from opposite sides of a living hell, a war that had torn the nation in two. Please try again. One in blue and one in grey. It was said no force in Texas could stop these raiders one their bloody path to Mexico. Adding this one to my library. No, there are rarely any surprises in his books. I've decided to call the book Shadow Storm! From the Rockies to the coasts of Texas they will chase you down if you stand against even one of these families. They follow with an Uncle to free the prisoners. I wouldn't say this is one of L'Amour's absolute best efforts, but it's enjoyable and has some classic lines that remain among my favorites of his writing. (No Cowboys and Indians, just Cowboys and Outlaws) I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Teil 1 von 5 der Shadows Reihe von Christine Feehan. They are stories about challenges, ethics, morals and hardships faced in the southwest and west from the period of just after the Civil War until the turn of the century. ), but I'll certainly take quiet, responsible, must-look-out-for-everyone Mac. But both the movie and the book are great. The Ferguson Rifle: A Novel (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures), Comstock Lode (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): A Novel. The premise is solid: two. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Now they had the Travens on their trail and even though it would be just Mac and Dal and their brother Jesse and U, Dal and Mac Traven fought on opposite sides of the Civil War but rode home together to start rebuilding the family ranch. The differences led me to reread the original book and It was excellent, too. I think what put me off was the way it's written: a flat, dry, staccato style, and narration that jumps around among a large number of characters who were never fully described or fleshed out. Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2010. Shadow Riders book. It was different, but what I found most surprising is his writing. You will live to regret it if you do or die knowing you crossed the wrong men. Makes me long to be a Cowboy for sure. From there, the story gallops along in pretty predictable fashion. To see what your friends thought of this book, THE SHADOW RIDERS by Lois L'Amour follows Mac Travern and his brother Dal's return home from the Civil War, only to find that their family has suffered an attack that has resulted in the capture of the surviving members, who have been taken hostage. My first Louis L’Amour. Read more. My husband really enjoys the film, but I had a sneaky suspicion that there would be differences because we all know that's what screenplays do. 10 editions. I read this book a long time before the movie with Sam Elliot was made, so I like the book better. The premise is solid: two brothers who fought on opposite sides of the civil war return home to find that a sore-loser Confederate had assembled a band of mercenaries and stolen their horses and women. The chase is on and is led by Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot as the two brothers. A decent read, not in my top 10 but still worth 4 stars! Determination and tenacity are required of the brothers on the difficult path they've chosen to f. THE SHADOW RIDERS by Lois L'Amour follows Mac Travern and his brother Dal's return home from the Civil War, only to find that their family has suffered an attack that has resulted in the capture of the surviving members, who have been taken hostage. Louis L'Amour was an American author. Overall a fairly entertaining distraction. Whether it's Traverns or Sacketts, it would be better for you to ride with them, at least not against them. We’d love your help. His omniscient POV makes for an interesting story, since the reader knows what's going on inside every character's head, which I liked. A lot of similarities in character and the code their families lived by. Just a good old western. They wanted only to reclaim their old lives…but one man held their future hostage. Read 1,133 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Shelve Shadow Rider. This same group have stolen a lot of other people; planning to take them to Mexico to sell (the brothers don't know that at first) and the two brothers take off after them to bring them home. I just saw the movie version of Shadow Riders again and thoroughly enjoyed it. Unable to add item to List. They made a TV movie out of this starring Tom Selleck. by Bantam. The Civil War has ended and two brothers are heading home to Texas. But, you don't always read L'Amour for depth and thoughtfulness, you rea. They were good men that both went off to fight for what they believed in. They brothers had to now follow raiders as they posed a threat to their family an. Most of the differences are in what happens while the men are searching for the kidnapped women. Shadow Rider book. Read more. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. A powerful and wealthy Italian-American family in Chicago gifted or cursed with the ability to ride shadows administers their own form of justice against criminals that the law can't touch. I was familiar with Louis L'Amour, but had no idea what book to start with. When they arrive the women folks have been kidnapped and have been taken to the Gulf Coast for shipment into slavery. I didn't really care for this one—it had an interesting enough setting and premise, but didn't live up to the potential involved. I like that Kate got as much attention as Mac and some of the other male characters. The book had a tendency to lack in development of characters and situations but that maybe the result of editors constraints. The story is about brothers who fought on opposite sides during the Civil War. I was pleasantly surprised. Major Mac Traven is returning from the war after fighting for the Union. Something went wrong. There's not a ton of depth to the characters, but the story and action have that classic western feel that makes you crave coffee from a campfire and some good, old-fashioned frontier justice. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Not quite as good as many of his books, though I can see why this one was chosen for Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott. Keep up to date on Louis L'Amour news, new book releases, articles and much more . There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. an excellent story by a top western author. The movie had plot differences from the book, but still remained a good yarn. I highly recommend it. It was different, but what I found most surprising is his writing. It dawned on me just a few months ago that I had never read a proper western. Maybe the movie is better? I just saw the movie version of Shadow Riders again and thoroughly enjoyed it. It then becomes a race against time to prevent them boarding a ship. For as Kate Connery kept telling the other women hostages, "The Travens will never stop until we are free or they are dead. I wanted more Martin Connery (pirate ranchers! Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The writing was fine for the most part, but one of the weirdest lines I've ever read: "Streamers of light touched the wraiths of fog, and they shuddered like virgins approached by lechers and disappeared" (155). Band 1: Stefano. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The movie had plot differences from the book, but still remained a good yarn. Start by marking “The Shadow Riders” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Between sips of coffee, he explained what happened. Are you spending this season bundling up against the chill or enjoying summery southern hemisphere vibes (in which case we are... Dal and Mac Traven left Texas young and idealistic. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.