"Rise of the Dog Soldiers" has all the necessary elements to deprive you of a night's sleep. Drugs, terrorists, intrigue, bio-terror plots - enough moving magic to spell-bind the insomniac as well as the terminally curious. Of particular interest is the historic description of the Dog Soldiers. They are renown among the Native Americans and the military.
The Dog Soldiers were the Special Forces of the Cheyenne people, warriors dedicated to stopping the advancing Westward expansion by the White man, and the invasion of their tribal lands. Formed in the early 1800's the Dog Soldiers became a separate warrior society, and later, after the cholera outbreak of the mid-1800's decimated nearly one-half the Southern Cheyenne, a separate, militaristic, band of fighters. Although ultimately defeated at the battle of Summit Springs, rumor has it the Dog Soldiers exist as a group today, and "Rise of the Dog Soldiers" is a compelling tale of their fictional accomplishments which surely accurately reflect their historic achievements.
"Rise of the Dog Soldiers" is a fun read, made the more so by it's faithful adherence to historic fact. Although a fictional work, it pays realistic tribute to the accomplishments of the very real Dog Soldiers.
Get this one done. If you read nothing else this year, read "Rise of the Dog Soldiers." Joe Eagle, Thunder Hawk, and I recommend it."
Judge, Northern Cheyenne Nation,
Associate Counsel, Crow Indian Nation
Wells Creek Oregon