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I am very much a fan of Dan Simmons after reading Drood so I'm very pleased to say that I received his latest book in the mail thanks to Hachette! It is called Black Hills and the description from Hachette's website reads:

When Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, "counts coup" on General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters him - and his voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life.

Seamlessly weaving together the stories of Paha Sapa, Custer, and the American West, Dan Simmons depicts a tumultuous time in the history of both Native and white Americans. Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa's long life is driven by a dramatic vision he experienced as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills. In August of 1936, a dynamite worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy-on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the Jefferson face.

Publication date for this book is February 24, 2010.

8 comments:

Beth(bookaholicmom) on February 1, 2010 at 11:24 AM said...

I love the cover on Black Hills. Enjoy!

Cindy on February 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM said...

I am so happy you finally got book two Donna. Enjoy!

DCMetroreader on February 1, 2010 at 1:07 PM said...

Black Hills sounds exciting. Hope you enjoy it!

Laura Fabiani on February 1, 2010 at 1:31 PM said...

It's fun getting a book you really wanted! Enjoy.

Alayne on February 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM said...

Hope you like! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

bermudaonion on February 1, 2010 at 4:17 PM said...

I love Dan Simmons work, too! Since you got that book, you should join The Reagan Arthur Books Challenge! It's a fun challenge that you can't fail because there's no set number of books to read and no deadline!

Literary Feline on February 1, 2010 at 9:19 PM said...

Black Hills sounds like it will be good. I am looking forward to reading Simmons Terror and Drood one of these days. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this one!

Staci on February 2, 2010 at 3:32 PM said...

Enjoy this one...I'm intimidated by the sheer size of Drood!!!

 

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