As the Sekk threaten Everien and the tribes squabble over the spoils of the Empire, Istar is given a message by a legendary Raptor: the massive Snowfalcon. It is a message that holds the key to the mystery of Tarquin of The Company.
In 1961 the federal government terminated the Klamath Indians of southern Oregon. The Klamaths gave up their land and tribal status and, in return, each member received a cash settlement of $43,000. For those inclined to be wild and reckless, the party was on. Stories made the rounds of Indians buying one, two, three new cars, sometimes an extra for a friend. Others walked into local bars with paper sacks stuffed with cash. Today, most Klamath Indians view termination as the worst disaster that ever befell them. They say the federal government tricked them into selling. They want their former reservation lands returned to them. Buy The Chief A Cadillac is a novel set during the chaotic and turbulent time of termination. This fictional story, by well-known eastern Oregon author Rick Steber, is written without pulling any punches.
Preston, 1741. The drowning of drunken publican Antony Egan is no surprise – even if it comes as unpleasant shock to coroner Titus Cragg, whose wife is the old man’s niece. But he does his duty to the letter, and the inquest’s verdict is accidental death. But Cragg’s close friend Luke Fidelis finds evidence to cast doubt on the events leading up to Egan’s demise. Soon, suspicions are roused still further when a well-to-do farmer collapses and it appears he was in town on political business. Is there a conspiracy afoot? With the help of Fidelis’s scientific ingenuity he sets about bringing the true criminals to light...
The scenario of my first book is about a young man who suddenly finds he has become the centre of a major manhunt by those in power. He has no idea why, but he realises that if he is found, he will be either imprisoned or killed. This all takes place on a mythical continent of Pullian. The book is about his fight for survival against impossible odds, but while fleeing from the authorities, he discovers there is a secret hidden place called Fraven where he feels he has a chance to escape those following him. During his journey to find Fraven, he meets and makes new friends who help him, in particular one who becomes his main supporter, a young woman with a particular deadly talent. While on the run, he becomes more determined to survive and at the same time convinced that he must find the true reason why he has become a fugitive.