Roundup Magazine reviewed Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, in its February 2015 issue. Roundup is published bi-monthly by Western Writers of America to “provide a forum on issues that pertain to Western literature, in general, and Western Writers of America and its members, in particular.” You do not have to be a member of this prestigious writers’ organization to enjoy the magazine. The magazine provides feature articles with a western orientation, book reviews, music recommendations, and much more. For $40.00 per year anyone can subscribe to the magazine. Check out this link: http://westernwriters.org/roundup/
As of the date I am writing this blog, I have not been able to locate a photo of the cover of the February 2015 issue, so I affix a photo of the cover for the December 2014 issue. Since most of you are probably not subscribers at this time to Roundup, I will provide you with the text of the Eagle Talons book review by Lynn Bueling, a member of WWA.
“A group of teenagers wrestle among themselves with matters of right and wrong. Couple that with history of the Union Pacific’s building of the first transcontinental railroad, and young readers will find worthwhile reading in this young adult-adult crossover novel. The central character, Will Braddock, runs from an unwanted blacksmith apprenticeship in search of a sympathetic uncle, rescues a stolen horse, befriends an Indian boy after saving him from quicksand, and attempts to free a young girl from her Cheyenne captors. It is the eagle talons given him by the Indian boy that play a prominent role in the story. Eagle Talons is the first book of a promised trilogy.”
I thank Lynn and WWA for the nice review and for including it in the February 2015 issue.