The Far Western Civil War, Book 2
by P. G. Nagle
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-022-4
The captivating sequel to the critically acclaimed GLORIETA PASS
The Texan Confederate army under General Henry H. Sibley, their supply train destroyed by the 1st Colorado Union Volunteers at Glorieta Pass, have only one prize remaining: a battery of Union artillery captured at the Battle of Valverde.
The Texans, their force decimated, dispirited by the absence of fallen comrades, are determined to have some glory to show for their terrible losses. But standing in their way are Union Captain Alastar O’Brien and the Colorado Volunteers.
Young quartermaster Jamie Russell, wounded and taken prisoner by Union forces, devises a way to bring the guns to Texas. He escapes, convinces Sibley’s brain trust to try his desperate scheme, and his plan becomes grim reality as both the Blue and the Gray are inexorably drawn into the deadly drama that is the Civil War.
“Nagle, as before, does a deft job of weaving together the personal struggles of her characters with the broader texture of the war. Her portrait of the brutal campaign itself, of the unforgiving terrain where it was fought, and of the desperate adversaries who mounted it, is clear and gripping. Lively, compelling historical fiction.”
“Lauded for her research as well as her terrific storytelling skills, Nagle . . . gives life and depth to characters on both sides of the battle lines while telling a host of secondary tales. Pointing up human foibles as well as detailing the hardships and the horrors of war, this is a worthwhile read.”
“Like her stunning Glorieta Pass, Nagle’s second novel is a realistic blend of history and fiction, but what holds your interest are the multidimensional characters. . . .Her novels . . . are not so much stories of war as they are insightful looks at the effects of war on people.”
—New Mexico Magazine