My main reason for writing this series was to give new life to the old Native American legends before they fade into history. Yes, I have changed the tales to fit into today’s world, but have tried to convey the smell of a small lodge fire where the grandmother’s and grandfathers sit in the shadows teaching the young the legends of their tribe.
In respect to the two main characters in this series, Ray Corngrower and John Littlefeather. I’d like to point out that both of these men suffered loss. Ray, his fiancé and John, his wife were both killed. The series demonstrates how each copes with his loss. Ray grieves in the most dejected manner, but picks up and goes on with life. John rides the vengeance trail and has many adventures. His son loses all memory of him and believes that his father (the man who adopted him) was killed in an accident. John cannot bear to look at his son, as he sees his deceased wife. Thus her spirit does not go on out of concern for her husband and her son. While John is brave in the face of physical danger, he is also an emotional coward. The underlying story is how both men overcome their pain of loss.