THREADS WEST, AN AMERICAN SAGA
The touchstones of the past are the guideposts to the future. This is the tale of America, set in the West – the epic saga of many life threads of brave men and independent women of uncommon cultures, differing origins and competing ambitions – some dark, some light – woven on the loom of history, entwined into the American Spirit and propelled by fate and freedom to form the tapestry that becomes the whole cloth of a great nation; a meld of the mosaic that is uniquely America.
You will recognize the characters who live in these pages.
They are the ancestors of your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, and your family.
They are you. They are us.
This is not only their story. It is our story.
The epic saga of Threads West, An American Saga begins in 1854 with the first of five, richly textured, complex generations of unforgettable, multicultural characters. The separate lives of these driven men and inspired women from Europe and America are drawn to a common destiny that beckons seductively from the wild and remote flanks of the American West. Swept into the dangerous currents of the far-distant frontier by the mysterious rivers of fate, the power of the land and the American spirit, their paths will intersect with the trails of others; an Oglala Sioux family, an elderly black couple setting their life sails for the winds of freedom, devout Mormons on the Exodus, a black-hearted renegade and his tender, young capture, Spanish blood exiled from the south and a shrewd Ute Chief and his wives. Fierce loyalties will emerge, deep loves flame, and bitter enmities explode, setting in motion conflicts and bonds affecting each of their lineages over one hundred and seventy years of United States history.
Forged in the crucible of history, shaped on the anvil of a dangerous land, the threads of their lives and torrid love interweave with the evolution of America and the West. The westward migrations become a tsunami of humanity. The tragic story of the Indians begins to unfold. Armed conflicts, the rancor of slavery, the discovery of gold, the railroad, the fencing of the West, the industrial revolution, dust bowl, World War I, Depression, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and the mammoth clash of civilizations and ideologies that mark current times all create lethal surprises when the characters, their children, and their children’s children are forced to defend their lands, their loved ones, and their honor. New characters with dark hearts, lost souls, and hopeful innocence color the tapestry of this epic saga. Others, in search of a place and rightful freedom, catapult into the story. Their journeys are turbulent quests intertwined with romance and adversity, passions and pathos, despair and triumph.
Set in authentic locations on three continents and in the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the characters live, love, struggle, die, fail and succeed over the generations. In the beginning, they have neither country nor culture in common — but the textured, complex and conflicted lives of these courageous men and women become part of the fabric of the undulating landscape of the West, the rich, and adventurous American spirit, and the self-reliant spine of an emerging nation as it transforms into the world’s preeminent power.
The adventure and romance of America, her people and her spirit and the West. This is not only their story. It is our story. It is Threads West, An American Saga.
One saga, five generations of unforgettable characters, and—through their eyes—one hundred seventy years of America brimful of adventure, sensuality and intrigue.
You will recognize the characters who live in these pages. They are you. They are us.
This is not only their story. It is our story.
It is Threads West, An American Saga.
|The Maps of Fate Era Novels – 1854 to 1875|
|Book One – Threads West, An American Saga (Collector’s Edition)||English|
|Book Two – Maps of Fate||English|
|Book One – Threads West, An American Saga (July 2013 Reprint)||English|
|Book Three – Uncompahgre||English|
|Book Four – Moccasin Tracks||English|
|Book Five – Footsteps||English|
|Book Six – Blood at Glorieta Pass||English|
|Book Seven – The Bond||English|
|Book Eight – Cache Valley||English|
|The North to Wyoming Era Novels – 1875 to 1900|
|Book Nine – North to Wyoming||English|
|Book Ten – Tear Stained Leather||English|
|Book Ten – Spirit of the Laramies||English|
|Book Eleven – Bitter Hopes||English|
|Book Twelve – Don’t Fence Me In||English|
|Book Thirteen – The Tapestry||English|
|Book Fourteen – Empire||English|
|Book Fifteen – Water is For Fighting||English|
|Book Sixteen –Trail to the Big Horn||English|
|The Canyons Era Novels – 1900 to 1937|
|2018 – 2019 Canyons and 7 other novels|
|Coming Thunder Era Novels – 1938 to 1980|
|2019 – 2020 Coming Thunder and 7 other novels|
|Summits Era Novels – 1980 to 2021|
|2020 – 2021 Summits and 5 other novels|
|Foreign Language Releases|
|Book One – Threads West, An American Saga||Spanish|
|Book Two – Maps of Fate||Spanish|
|Book Three – Uncompahgre||Spanish|
|Book One – Threads West, An American Saga||Icelandic|
|Book Two – Maps of Fate||Icelandic|
|Book Three – Uncompahgre||Icelandic|
This American epic begins with Threads West. The series, in just the past year is the recipient of an astounding twenty five National Awards including Best Western 2010, Best Romance 2011, Best Historical Fiction 2011 and Best Design 2011 from the prestigious Independent Book Publishers, Indies, USA Book News, International Book Awards and other prestigious organizations.
This multiple #1 bestselling, historical western romance epic saga is being compared to Lonesome Dove, Gone with the Wind and Centennial by reviewers, authors and readers alike. Then brace yourself as the final Era of the series continues the tale in the tempestuous, contemporary West, replete with its real-time social, financial, environmental, and political nuances.
“Epic storytelling, detail, and dialogue. Rascals! Passion! Action! Real! Keep writing the Threads West series!
Max McCoy. Author of the 4 Indiana Jones and 18 other novels, Screen Writer for Spielberg’s Into the West, Multiple National Award Winner, Professor of Creative Writing
“Long ago, I fell madly in love with Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry…The splendor and adventure of THREADS WEST has now surpassed my love of McMurtry’s Western saga. Five stars are not enough. One book is not enough. Let there be more…Soon!”
National Review by: ~EVE PALUDAN, Two time #1 Bestselling Author, of the Writer’s Digest Book Club, Romance Writers Pink Pages
“Every now and then an author and a book come along that grabs readers’ hearts and attention that creates a literary stir — THREADS WEST, AN AMERICAN SAGA by Reid Lance Rosenthal is that book. THREADS WEST is garnering praise that is making this book an instant classic. What makes this book “special” is the author. Reid is a fourth generation land and cattle owner. His cowboy heart and poet’s pen captures the spirit of the western landscape and its influence on generations of its settlers. His long-standing devotion to wild and remote places, and to the people–both past and present–who leave their legend and footprint upon America and the American West is the inspiration and magic that is the ‘thread’ that is THREADS WEST, AN AMERICAN SAGA.”
John Weaver–Senior Editor, Page One Lit
Set in authentic locations on three continents and in the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the life threads of five generations of characters—whose personalities are forged on the dangerous anvil of the land, and shaped by the universal energies of romance, family, ambition, and the promise of America—live, love, struggle, die, fail and succeed. In the beginning they have neither country nor culture in common—but the threads of their textured and conflicted lives of these strong women and driven men become part of the fabric of the undulating landscape of the West, and are woven into the rich and passionate tapestry of an emerging nation.
The Adventure and Romance of the West wrapped in a silver bolo of the American spirit. This is our story.