Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

A Desperate Chance Or, The Wizard Tramp's Revelation, a Thrilling Narrative   By: (1839?-1898)

Book cover

A Desperate Chance Or, The Wizard Tramp's Revelation, a Thrilling Narrative by Harlan Page Halsey is a captivating novel that takes readers on a rollercoaster of emotions and adventures. Set in the backdrop of the late 19th century, this suspenseful tale showcases the remarkable storytelling skills of the author.

The narrative follows a diverse range of characters who are caught up in a dangerous web of secrets, love, and the pursuit of truth. One of the standout aspects of the book is the well-developed and relatable characters, each with their own unique personalities and motivations. The protagonist, a fearless and intelligent young woman, faces numerous obstacles and challenges throughout the story, making her journey truly compelling.

Halsey's writing style is fluid and engaging, allowing readers to immerse themselves fully into the world he has created. From the first page, the author's rich descriptions transport readers to various settings, be it the bustling streets of a city or the eerie solitude of the countryside. The vivid imagery helps to bring the story to life, enhancing the overall reading experience.

One of the highlights of this book is its masterful balance between action-packed sequences and moments of introspection. The pacing is expertly handled, ensuring that readers are consistently engaged and eager to uncover the next twist or revelation. The constant sense of anticipation and tension keeps the plot moving forward and the pages turning.

In addition to the exciting plot, this novel also explores deeper themes such as the power of friendship, the consequences of one's actions, and the importance of staying true to oneself. These underlying messages add depth and substance to the overall narrative, elevating it from a simple adventure story to a thought-provoking read.

Furthermore, Halsey's meticulous research is evident throughout the book. The historical accuracy, combined with the author's own imaginative twists, creates a believable world that readers can easily envision. The attention to detail adds an extra layer of authenticity to the story, making it all the more engrossing.

Despite all its strengths, A Desperate Chance Or, The Wizard Tramp's Revelation does have a few minor flaws. At times, the pacing may feel slightly rushed, leaving readers yearning for more in-depth exploration of certain plot points. Additionally, a few characters could have benefited from further development to fully realize their potential.

Overall, A Desperate Chance Or, The Wizard Tramp's Revelation is a thrilling and well-crafted narrative that will captivate readers from beginning to end. Harlan Page Halsey's adept storytelling, combined with a compelling plot, relatable characters, and thought-provoking themes, make this book a definite must-read for fans of adventure and mystery genres. It is an enthralling journey into a world filled with intrigue, danger, and the triumph of the human spirit.

First Page:




A Thrilling Narrative.


[Illustration: "He Placed the Ladder of Saplings Across the Abyss."]




"Well, Desmond, we've taken a desperate chance, and so far appear to be losers."

The circumstances under which the words above quoted were spoken were weird and strange. A man and a mere youth were sitting by a campfire that was blazing and crackling in a narrow gulch far away in the Rocky Mountains, days and days travel from civilization.

The circumstances that had brought them there were also very strange and unusual. Desmond Dare was the son of a widow who owned a small farm in New York State. There had been a mortgage on this farm which was about to be foreclosed when Desmond, a brave, vigorous lad, sold his only possession, a valuable colt, and determined to enter a walking match for the prize. He was on his way to the city where the match was to take place when in a belt of woods he heard a cry for help. He ran in the direction whence the cry came and found three tramps assailing a fourth man. The vigorous youth sprang to the rescue and drove the three tramps off, and was later persuaded by the man he had rescued to go with him to a rock cavern... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books