Historical fiction for young readers aged 10-14 years.
Unique narrative featuring a horse and including a bonus story.
For fans of Michael Morpurgo and Michelle Paver.
When Tall Bull and the Cheyenne hunting party crossed the Arkansas river, and entered their enemies hunting ground in search of buffalo, little did they know that others were also crossing the same river.
Fierce looking men armed with bows, spears, and war-clubs, their upper bodies and faces daubed with paint. They were a Pawnee war-party returning to their village after a raid against their sworn enemies the Sioux.
Last to cross the river were men on horseback. Pale skinned men armed with swords, and muskets. They were Spanish Conquistadors, and they had come in search of Quivira, the city of gold.
Soon the paths of all three would cross, and when they did, Tall Bull would discover a creature that he had never seen before, an animal which would haunt his dreams, and one day change the lives of his people forever.
Barry Cole was born in Yorkshire but spent much of his life in Bedfordshire. He served as a regular soldier, and after leaving the army he began contributing stories and articles to the monthly magazines of two Native American Charities. Since then he has written several feature length screenplays, a historical novel, and a children's book. He now lives on a narrow boat on the Grand Union canal in Northamptonshire.