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The Dark Prairie

A Literary Western Young Adult Novel

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“A young man’s journey for redemption in the mid-1800s leads him on a whirlwind adventure, ultimately teaching him some of life’s hardest lessons. With themes of betrayal, deceit, murder, and young love, The Dark Prairie is a story that readers will become engrossed in. Fast horses, small towns, and scandal await!”
—Kristi Elizabeth, San Francisco Book Review

Immerse yourself in the vivid Kansas prairieland where James Tuck, a sixteen-year-old boy on the precipice of adulthood, embarks on a treacherous journey to rescue his kidnapped sister. Mystery and wonder infuse this lyrical and atmospheric literary adventure.


The Dark Prairie is a haunting and melancholy exploration of the human condition which expands on themes of friendship, family, justice, and love. Stunning imagery anchors the excitement and poetry. Hold on as the book escalates to a surprising climax that will leave you breathless.

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