Splintered the 2nd book in the Asunder - Historical Fiction Trilogy, begins with a bang - with Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at the death of their son, Willie - and the action never lets up.
All the superbly memorable characters from the first book return plus some highly intriguing new ones - Texas horse wranglers, The McGavin brothers. They must fight Comanche raiders, and face tornadoes and swollen rivers. The course of their lives intermingles with the main characters.
Cyntha Favor, Constance Carver, and JosiahReynolds attempt a dangerous escape from the clutches of the army.
Joseph Favor, still suffering from amnesia, fights for his life. Will he survive the battles?
Minnesota banker, Anthony Favor, is wanted for bank robbery. He has found new treasure. He meets with General Ben McCulloch.
Sara, the demure farm-girl and horsewomanis chased by marauders and must defend a family of Cherokees. She searches forthe man she loves - Joseph Favor.
In addition, the slave, Abram, somehowgains his freedom and departs on a new life that leads to a most intriguingconnection with some of the major players in the Civil War. Discover what is the secret plan Lucas andWorkman have as they weave their way toward Washington and Richmond?
Asunder readers will delight in the return of abolitionists Cyntha and Joseph Favor, Confederate sympathizers Sara Reeder and Constance Carver
From its heart-wrenching opening scene of stoic grief in a Lincoln White House on the day of his son Willie's death to the final heart-wrenching battle scene and surprising political plot, Splintered proves itself a novel of sweeping, artfully rendered proportions, and one that is at times deeply moving, while always intelligent and socially conscious.
5 Star Splintered by Curt Locklear is one ofthose novels that demand your
attentionbecause of its well-crafted and well-developed plot line.
Everythingwas connected so well, every character was so perfectly
drawnand described that I felt at one with them. The story itself
wasvery engrossing. You can feel the emotion right from
the get go andyou will find it till the very last word of the novel. Tabia Revneer - ReadersFavorite
What I admire most about this manuscript, beyond the cleanprose, is the depth and breadth of character development within the manysubplots. With each main character, although there are many to mentally holdspace for across more than three hundred pages, the writer delivers the rightamount of interesting specifics or perspectives to keep the reader grounded andinvested in each character. The dialogue is particularly spot-on. Tracy Crow
Splintered, the second bookin Curt Locklear's Asunder trilogy is a tale painted on a broad canvas, pickingup where the first book left off. From the burnedout homes of hapless families,lost to the lawlessness of war to the hallowed halls of the White House,Locklear spins a tale of the American Civil War with a brutal honesty seldomfound in period works. It is a tale told about people, neither completely evilnor completely virtuous. Just being people.
The story ultimately centers around the love triangle,readers began realizing will happen between Cyntha Favor, who in grief believesthat her husband had died in battle, her husband Joseph who had lost hismemories but is now slowly beginning to remember bits and pieces of his life,and Sara Reeder who has fallen hopelessly in love with Joseph.
A new set of characters has been added in thisbook, including a group of Texas Cowboys, driving a herd of mustangs to FortSmith Arkansas. Bruce Kuhn