Day: November 28, 2020

Book Review: Wind Walker

Attention all readers: Are you looking for a book filled with action centered in the Wyoming Territory of 1868? Are you a little curious about how Native Americans respond to the threat of adventurous settlers invading their territory to obtaining an American dream of owning land? Are you an inspiring writer studying different techniques to improve your writing? Are you a fan of Cassie Edwards’s novels? If you answered yes to any one of the above questions than I recommend you obtain a copy of Wind Walker written by Cassie Edwards. Wind Walker is a perfect novel for any reader who is searching for a western romance to escape their daily drama of life. Wind Walker is a novel based on the basic concept of good versus evil, which encourage a flame-hair beauty from Boston name Margaret Tolan to fall in love with a friendly Cheyenne Warrior name Wind Walker. Historically, falling in love with an Indian was taboo by White’s Standards.

In creating Wind Walker, Cassie Edwards uses her ability as a writer to cross the boundaries of historical prejudice, society taboos, and limitations to bring two unlikely characters from different cultural backgrounds together. Cassie Edwards also allows her antagonist, Archibald Parrish, to distract her readers and the main characters from cultural issues by disturbing their lives with evil intentions. Under the cloud of darkness, Archibald turns Margaret and Wind Walker’s lives upside down and their world closer together by kidnapping Margaret from a wagon train heading to Oregon. Margaret’s uncle pleads for help, which persuades Wind Walker in rescuing Margaret right from under Archibald’s nose.

Cassie Edwards also adds two tragic scenes in this novel to give Margaret and Wind Walker time for their new relationship to blossom into love. Seeing to the wishes of his dying chief, forces Wind Walker in delaying Margaret’s return to the wagon train. While Wind Walker deals with his dying chief, Margaret had to nurse her uncle back to health due to Ute renegades attacking the wagon train. With the aid of a dying chief and an injured uncle, Margaret and Wind Walker gained the needed time to fall in love with each other.

Cassie Edwards uses other methods in the creation of Wind Walker. Cassie Edwards adds poems from famous writers like William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson and many more at the beginning of every chapter. Even though this novel is fiction, Cassie Edwards tries to educate her readers on the Native American language, by implementing a few Indian phrases and words with brief description of each in the story. Cassie Edwards also uses her skills as a researcher to find the needed material in making her story plausible for the average reader and the readers that have a little knowledge of American History. Besides action, Cassie Edwards also fills this novel with a lot of powerful phases, names and references to other places for inspiring writers to take notes from or for her audience reading pleasure. So pick up a copy of Wind Walker and enjoy your time in visiting the Wild West in the safety of your mind.…