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by Kurt R. A. Giambastiani

eBook From The Heart Of The Storm download ISBN: 0451459555
Author: Kurt R. A. Giambastiani
Publisher: Roc (January 6, 2004)
Language: English
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Category: Pseudoscience
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The fourth book in Giambastiani's weird and almost wonderful alternate-history series opens with the . They had already been using the weapons of the white men, but now Storm Arriving also starts to adopt some of the tactics of their enemy.

The fourth book in Giambastiani's weird and almost wonderful alternate-history series opens with the dinosaur-riding Plains Indians forming an alliance of Crows and Cheyennes. This offers them the hope of successfully resisting white encroachments, although the . vice president is ruthlessly pushing the frontier forward and making life miserable for European immigrants. Moreover, he sees other changes that must occur if the Cheyenne are to survive, as do Speaks While Leaving and One Who Flies.

Start by marking From The Heart Of The Storm (The Fallen Cloud Saga, as Want to Read . This book took me a long time to read.

Start by marking From The Heart Of The Storm (The Fallen Cloud Saga, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book took me a long time to read ). I love the characters, the world, the situations that Giambastiani has created. This is story telling at its finest; when you finish and want more. Giambastiani is the author of nine novels, including the acclaimed alternate history series, The Fallen Cloud Saga. He is known for blending genres in his novels, and for strong historical and cultural detail.

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in an America that never wa. resident George A. Custer, S. struck by a would-be assassin's bullet, struggles to regain his strength and control of his office as Vice-President Morton speeds toward a war that will exterminate the native peoples of the Unorganized Territory

Author of Unraveling Time, Dreams of the Desert Wind, The spirit of thunder, From The Heart Of The Storm, The year the cloud fell, Shadow of the .

Author of Unraveling Time, Dreams of the Desert Wind, The spirit of thunder, From The Heart Of The Storm, The year the cloud fell, Shadow of the storm. Created April 1, 2008.

Kurt Robert Achilles Giambastiani (born December 4, 1958) is a novelist whose works blend elements of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and romance. From the Heart of the Storm (2004) Roc Books. Giambastiani's work is also usually imbued with a strong historical context, resulting in many of his novels being classified as alternate history, historical fantasy, or historical fiction. ISBN 9780451459558) - Renamed The Cry of the Wind (2012) CreateSpace Books.

Home . Kurt R A Giambastiani . From the Heart of the Storm. Genre: Science Fiction. Praise for this book. Shows just what alternate history should b. - Robert A Metzger. Used availability for Kurt R A Giambastiani's From the Heart of the Storm. October 2012 : USA Paperback.

The Cheyenne Alliance and the Crow People cast aside their differences and join forces to destroy the white man, but chaos ensues when they turn on each other and only President George Armstrong Custer can stop the war, forever changing history. Original.
Comments: (5)
Phobism
The fourth book in this superb series about an alternate history and an unlikely alliance between estranged George Armstrong Custer and his father, President George Armstrong Custer.

Custer is in a funk and spend much of the first part of the book destroying himself, slowly but surely. In the meantime the Indian women who love him set out to find him, knowing he's out on the Frontier somewhere. President Custer has been shot by an assassin and very nearly killed, and as he slowly heals the Vice President is aggressively pushing expansion of US control of the Territories. Meanwhile the Cheyenne are wrestling with live as best they can in the same way they always have and struggling with fact that they will have to change their ways if they are going to survive. Meanwhile an unlikely series of circumstances takes several of the Cheyenne first to San Francisco and then to Spain to meet with the Spanish Queen.

An excellent book, though this book takes a bit of a dour and cynical turn and some circumstances seem a bit less likely than the prior books. It'll be interesting to see where this is going! Recommended for any fans of alternate history.
riki
At the battle of Little Big Horn, General Custer was victorious, became a hero to the American people and went on to become president of the United States. The encroaching Anglos on the Great Plains forced the Cheyenne to form alliances with other tribes and become a force to be reckoned with. George Custer Jr. came to the Cheyenne and stayed, believing it was wrong for settlers, politicians, and businessman to oust the Native Americans from their tribal lands.
After many clashes, the leaders of both the Cheyenne Alliance and President Custer met in Washington D.C. to start peace talks. Before that could happen, an assassin kills the Indian mentor of George Jr. and injures President Custer. As the acting commander-in-chief, the Vice President sends troops to the land of the Cheyenne Alliance with war imminent. He is also arming the rebels in Cuba hoping they will overthrow the Spanish colony while George Jr. and two Indian women travel to Spain in hopes of forging an alliance between the Cheyenne and the Spanish territories in North America.
Kurt R.A. Giambastini is a star of alternate historical weaving events so carefully that readers will wonder if they actually happened in this world. On the throw of the dice they could have happened which makes FROM THE HEART OF THE STORM so realistic. This entertaining story leaves enough loose threads dangling that there is at least one more book in this series that fans can hardly wait for it to be published.
Harriet Klausner
Lonesome Orange Kid
From the Heart of the Storm is the fourth novel in the Fallen Cloud series, following Shadow of the Storm. In the previous volume, the Spanish ambassador to the United States, Alejandro Miguel Tomas Silveira-Rioja, arranged for a meeting between leaders of the Cheyenne Alliance and President Custer in Washington. Yet Silveira also arranged to have the President's son, George Junior, assassinated as vengeance upon the father for an old hatred. Unfortunately, the assassin also had old hatreds and attacked the father instead. While the son struggled with the assassin, the guards shot at them and also hit Three Trees Together. The guards arrested George Junior and the Cheyenne went home.

In this novel, Storm Arriving knows that the white men will attack in the spring and suggests that the Cheyenne Alliance start preparing for war during the winter rather than waiting for the thaw as they would normally do. He also suggests that the Cheyenne approach the Crow, their old enemies, with the offer of an alliance. Some of the Cheyenne leaders are vehemently opposed to such changes and refuse to accept his leadership. Others follow him, but falter after the long campaign, and some few, both Cheyenne and Crow, are totally committed to him.

George Junior, called One Who Flies by the Cheyenne, is finally released from prison and makes a pilgrimage to the burial site of Three Trees Together; after grieving for his old mentor, George takes the old medicine bag as a memento and rides northeast to the territory of the white men. His beloved Mouse Road, the sister of Storm Arriving, regrets her harsh words to One Who Flies and realizes that she must let him be different from other men; she decides to search for him. Speaks While Leaving, the wife of Storm Arriving, goes with her and takes the infant Blue Shell Woman with them.

In Washington, Silveira's role in the assassination plot is revealed and he is recalled by the Spanish Viceroy. George Senior is struggling to regain his abilities to talk and walk. With the President's disability, Levi Morton, the Vice President, assumes the duties of the Presidency and increases military pressure against the Cheyenne, even resuming attacks against the women and children. Morton also increases aid to Cuban rebels fighting for independence from Spain.

This story shows George Armstrong Custer Junior as a defeated and despondent man while George Armstrong Custer Senior is determined to overcome his handicaps. Of course, George Senior has Libby, his wife of twenty-eight years, standing by his side and supporting him when he falters. George Junior, however, thinks that he has lost the love of Mouse Road even after she and Speaks While Leaving follow him to the town of New Republic.

This segment shows the Cheyenne beginning to change their ways to adapt to the pressure of the white men. They had already been using the weapons of the white men, but now Storm Arriving also starts to adopt some of the tactics of their enemy. Moreover, he sees other changes that must occur if the Cheyenne are to survive, as do Speaks While Leaving and One Who Flies.

This novel is an excellent example of an alternate history fantasy, similar in many ways to Turtledove's Thessalonica. The basic framework is historical, but with religious elements and other fantastic aspects intermingled with the history. In this case, the author presents a very different perspective on US society in the interval between the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

Highly recommended for Giambastiani fans and for anyone else for enjoys tales of various cultures with different socioeconomic structures and technological levels adjusting to each other.

-Arthur W. Jordin