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Daughter of the Sun A Tale of Adventure   By: (1882-1943)

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In Jackson Gregory's captivating novel, readers are transported back to the early 19th century to embark on a thrilling adventure through the American Wild West. "Daughter of the Sun" takes us on an unforgettable journey, filled with danger, romance, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Set against the backdrop of a tumultuous era in American history, the story introduces us to the strong-willed and fiercely independent protagonist, whose name remains unknown. Inspired by her father, a respected French fur trapper, she learns to navigate the treacherous wilderness with exceptional skill and grace. However, her world is shattered when tragedy strikes, leaving her determined to seek revenge.

As the tale unfolds, we witness our heroine's transformation into a formidable force, utilizing her survival instincts and honed hunting abilities to track down those responsible for her father's untimely demise. Gregory masterfully intertwines her quest for justice with a blossoming romance, as the daughter of the sun encounters a stoic and enigmatic cowboy, who adds a layer of depth and complexity to the narrative.

What truly sets this novel apart is the author's vivid and rich descriptive style. Gregory excellently paints a picture of the untamed American frontier, bringing it to life through his eloquent prose and attention to detail. With each turn of the page, readers are able to immerse themselves in the rugged landscapes, feel the biting wind against their skin, and hear the distant echoes of gunshots that define the era.

Moreover, Gregory skillfully develops a cast of colorful characters, each with their own motivations and secrets. From rugged outlaws to cunning businessmen, every individual we encounter possesses a distinct personality, adding layers of tension and intrigue to the plot. The dialogue is crisp, authentic, and powerfully conveys the grit and resilience of the Old West.

While the book primarily focuses on the protagonist's mission for vengeance, it is also a tale of growth and self-discovery. Through encounters with various individuals, our heroine learns invaluable life lessons and discovers her own inner strength. This transformation is delicately portrayed, adding a depth to the narrative that resonates long after the final page is turned.

While "Daughter of the Sun" will undoubtedly appeal to fans of Western and adventure fiction, its appeal extends far beyond these genres. Gregory's exceptional storytelling, combined with his well-researched historical backdrop, results in a captivating and atmospheric read that will enthrall readers from all walks of life.

In conclusion, "Daughter of the Sun" is a truly captivating novel, filled with memorable characters and a plot that unfolds at a relentless pace. Jackson Gregory showcases his talent for crafting a thrilling adventure, while also exploring themes of justice, love, and personal growth. With its vivid descriptions, authentic dialogue, and carefully woven storyline, this book solidifies Gregory's position as a master storyteller in the realm of Western fiction.

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DAUGHTER OF THE SUN

A Tale of Adventure

by

JACKSON GREGORY

(QuiƩn Sabe)

Author of Timber Wolf, The Everlasting Whisper, Desert Valley, Etc.

[Frontispiece: Zoraida Castelmar, daughter of the Montezumas]

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers New York Copyright, 1921, by Charles Scribner's Sons Copyright as "The Treasure of the Hills," 1920, 1921, by Street & Smith

TO

ZINGARA

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. IN WHICH A YOUNG AMERICAN KNOWN AS "HEADLONG" PLAYS AT DICE WITH ONE IN MAN'S CLOTHING WHO IS NOT A MAN

II. IN WHICH A SPELL IS WORKED AND AN EXPEDITION IS BEGUN

III. OF THE NEW MOON, A TALE OF AZTEC TREASURE AND A MYSTERY

IV. INDICATING THAT THAT WHICH APPEARS THE EARTHLY PARADISE MAY PROVE QUITE ANOTHER SORT OF PLACE

V. HOW ONE NOT ACCUSTOMED TO TAKING ANOTHER MAN'S ORDERS RECEIVES THE COMMAND OF THE QUEEN LADY

VI. CONCERNING THAT WHICH LAY IN THE EYES OF ZORAIDA

VII. OF A GIRL HELD FOR RANSOM AND OF A TOAST DRUNK BY ONE INFATUATED

VIII. HOW A MAN MAY CARRY A MESSAGE AND NOT KNOW HIMSELF TO BE A MESSENGER

IX. WHICH BEGINS WITH A LITTLE SONG AND ENDS WITH TROUBLE BETWEEN FRIENDS

X. IN WHICH A MAN KEEPS HIS WORD AND ZORAIDA DARES AND LAUGHS

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