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Saga of the Mountain Sage (Book 1)
In 1825, Richard Hamilton, a Harvard philosophy student, arrives in St. Louis on business. After being robbed and beaten, he joins the crew of the Maria, a fur trader's keelboat heading to the Upper Yellowstone River. His journey begins the adventure of a lifetime. Meanwhile, Packrat, a Pawnee warrior captures Heals Like a Willow, a young Shoshone medicine woman. However, slaves with spiritual connections can - and do - fight back. As the Maria travels deeper into the wilderness, Richard and Willow cross paths. As their love begins to unfold, terrible consequences are the result.