The saga of the Mountain Man, Jeremiah Warner, continues in this eighth volume of the series called the Mountain Man series. It is 1836 and the Rocky Mountain wilderness has taken on a new danger for Jeremiah Warner. His life as a free trapper already presented many obstacles from weather and wild animals. But w a new threat has emerged: the Bear Clan of the Crow Indian Nation. His allegiance by marriage to the Blackfeet has made him an enemy of the Crow. And in this eighth volume, The Warlock's Fire Talk Jeremiah Warner once again shows why he is the ultimate survivalist. His Crow adversaries have already decided that his medicine is great, that he is t just a Warrior, but a Warlock, someone of superior fighting skills. His usually solitary life in the mountains is briefly interrupted by the companionship of two men: John Charles Fremont a young explorer, and later by the legendary Mountain Man, Hatchet Jack. In this volume the reader gets to kw the legendary Mountain Man, Hatchet Jack, whose companionship provides Jeremiah with understanding and begrudging support. The previous volume, Wolf Man Warlock, introduced the feud between the Mountain Man and the Crow nation. It was the beginning of many such skirmishes that would eventually turn into full-scale warfare between numerous tribes and the white intruders. The high mountain adventures continue unabated in this eighth volume of the Mountain Man Series.
Robert M Johnson Chronicles the process by which the vast territories of the Louisiana Purchase were gradually assimilated into the fledgling American Nation, the Colonies. He makes the history of the Mountain Man come alive and though this period was brief, relative to the future of Manifest Destiny in the American West, it was an important stage that might easily have become a much more positive assimilation of the white culture with that of the Native American. Unfortunately history proved that not to be possible and conflict continued to arise as is described in these pages. The character of Jeremiah Warner embodies the hope and the drive that made American Manifest Destiny what it was to become. It continues to be the mythological equivalent of hero worship for generations to come, the driven, solitary, self-sufficient Mountain Man going up against the most intense threats to his life and his well-being. The wilderness offers many examples of this stark conflict: kill or be killed.