Lance Gordon’s running out of room and time. Back in the Sierras he killed the man who murdered his father. Unfortunately that man turned out to be a Deputy Marshal, and now Lance has a price on his head. Like Alan Ladd as Shane, Lance wants only to live in peace, but he’ll have to go through hell to get there.Running from the law and the cavalry, Lance heads for the one pLance Gordon’s running out of room and time. Back in the Sierras he killed the man who murdered his father. Unfortunately that man turned out to be a Deputy Marshal, and now Lance has a price on his head. Like Alan Ladd as Shane, Lance wants only to live in peace, but he’ll have to go through hell to get there.Running from the law and the cavalry, Lance heads for the one place no sheriff or soldier will go—into the territory ruled by The Baron of Coyote River. The Baron is the king of the cattle rustlers—as feared and hated as he is powerful. No one dares take him on . . . until now.Lance is sick of running, and taking on the Baron is his last chance for a second chance. Before the battle is over, Coyote River will run red with blood, as Lance has vowed to redeem himself . . . or die trying.Hubbard often reminisced about his rough and tumble childhood in Montana. “At the age of three-and-a-half I could ride quite well. . . . They never let me ride any blooded stock; they always insisted that I only ride range broncs and mustangs. It did not matter how often I was thrown when a mustang exploded under me, it was I who was always scolded and cautioned not to be mean to the horses.” Memories such as this remind us that Hubbard himself inhabited the world of The Baron of Coyote River.Also includes the Western adventure, Reign of the Gila Monster, in which a stranger rides into the roughest, toughest town in the West—and sets out to show the town who’s boss. “It delivers plenty of action.” —AudioBook News Service...
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The Baron of Coyote River Reviews
I breezed through this one during lunch break and felt the need to jot down a few words about it. The book contains two very different stories that highlight Hubbard's skills as a writer. In the first story, Baron of Coyote River, Hubbard spins a straight forward, action-oriented Western featuring a couple of heroes Lance and Tyler who battle a cattle thief. Great stuff. It was the next story that really got me. It's called the Reign of the Gila Monster, and when I heard that title I thought Galaxy Press had mismatched a western with a science fiction tale, but I was wrong. It's another tale set in the west, but with a humorous tone. I don't want to spoil it, but the monster isn't is clever as some thought. Hubbard writes this one in an over-the-top spoof style that works perfectly. Overall, I was thrilled with this edition in the series.
I'm not a big Western fan, but this was a fun, fast read. The book contains two stories, the title story from All Western Magazine's September, 1936, issue, and "Reign of the Gila Monster" from Western Aces Magazine's September, 1937, issue. The "The Baron of Coyote River" is a rather dry and straight-forward tale with a non-complex plot and not many surprises. The second, shorter story is a fast-paced and funny romp that reminded me a lot of Robert E. Howard's Breckenridge Elkins stories. The three main characters are Howdy, Lippy, and Poison, and, really, how can you go wrong with a title like "Reign of the Gila Monster"?!
L. Ron Hubbard didn't spend all of his time inventing loony, but lucrative, religions. He also wrote Modern American Fiction*. Here's an example: it may be awful, but it's more fun than Dianetics. Cheaper, too.*It was modern. It was American. God knows, it was fictional. What more do you want?
This is a fun pair of stories. The title story is the more serious of the two, although both have quite a bit of grim humor.The "Baron" of the story is a powerful outlaw, one with a large enough band to stand off a weak cavalry garrison's feeble efforts. The tale is about his attempts to bleed a county dry of its cattle and sell the stolen herds. Standing against him are two gunslingers, nominally with hearts of gold, but in fact one of them's largely out for revenge, so his heart isn't exactly pure.The other story, "Reign of the Gila Monster," is about the dangers of having someone you don't know tame your town, on their terms. If you've put a lot of work into making your town the wildest one in the west, you're not going to back down easily...
Published in 1936 in “All Western” magazine, there is nothing more classically “western” in “The Baron of Coyote River”. Rooted in the great tradition of stinky desperados in bandanas, horses on the verge of collapsing, and saloons filled with angry customers, “The Baron of Coyote River” is a fast-paced read that can appeal to the jerky eaters in all of us. It’s set in that great all-American setting: a desert filled with mysterious strangers who probably want to kill you. I can practically hear the Star Spangled Banner playing in the background.Lance Gordon, our hero, is somewhere between a good guy and a bad guy, and all vigilante. He did technically kill a man, but it was a fair duel with the man who killed his father. There should be a course in Wild West Morality. When gunslinger and cattle man Tyler aids Lance in his escape, the cockeyed plan to take down the Baron emerges. Tyler is perhaps one of the best unintentionally funny cowboys of all time. After having his herd stolen and re-branded by the Baron, he laments endlessly throughout the book for his “pore cows”. Joking or not, this man needs his cows back before his heart explodes.In a world littered with slick pretty-boy vampires, it’s high time we bring back the stinky, unshaven cowboys. The kind of men who will lovingly heat up some beans for you, shoot any rival on sight, and sling you over their horse. “The Baron of Coyote River” is the kind of read that takes you to stampedes and sleeping under the stars. And at about 60 pages long, it’s a quick commitment with lots of surprises. Edward, take notes.You may all call me The Baron from now on,EZ Read Staffer Jenifer