Summary: The Dreaming Eagle Trilogy
It has long been a dream of mine to one day write a story featuring Adam Cartwright of Bonanza - a hero of mine from childhood days on - and provide myself with a satisfying reason for his sudden disappearance and absence from the show. In 2009, I finally sat down to get started on it, and during some internet research I stumbled upon Bonanza fandom and Bonanza fora, back then Bonanza World.
It took a long time to write this story - more than three years - but it is finally done. Even though it was split into a trilogy due to its size, I kept the chapter numbers in one sequence. The single parts might be read each for itself, but all three together tell the whole story.Book 1 - As It Began
Adam falls in love with a rather unusual young lady and has a lot of trouble come his way. While facing his fatherís strong disapproval, he will have to confront his own deepest feelings and find out what he really wants in his life. Matters are complicated by an unknown foe who wants to destroy him, just as his struggle with his father comes to a head.Book 2 - Through the Shadows
Adam has a hard time with his father still disapproving of his love, he is torn apart by his loyalty to the Ponderosa and his desire to live his own life, be his own man. When a devilish plan leads him into a vicious trap, he goes through a hell of pain and despair, through an ordeal that threatens to break his spirit and jeopardizes his future with the woman he loves.Book 3 - Spreading Wings
Adam has overcome the ordeal that nearly broke him and now sets out to find the woman he loves - and then try to set things straight with his father. A flock of sheep gets in the way and sparks off a bitter power struggle between father and son. Adam won't give in anymore, and Ben cannot accept that his son isn't a boy any longer. And in the background, Adam's unknown foe is pulling some strings of his own.
p.s. English is not my native language, but I hope the stories are well readable, nonetheless.
Characters: Adam Cartwright
, Ben Cartwright
, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
, Little Joe Cartwright