The Dove Shall Fly: a Texas Revolution novel, sequel to Bones at Goliad
Judith Austin Mills
A sprawling novel focuses on the burgeoning revolution in 19th-century
Texas. …a substantial piece of thoughtful historical fiction.
In the Texas Revolution of 1836, fighters and those fleeing after the Alamo and Goliad brace for a last clash. Born in Mexico’s San Antonio, Captain Juan Seguin risks all in championing the break-away republic. Private James Trezevant, one of few Georgia Battalion survivors, makes his way toward the attack at San Jacinto. The Harper women scramble for the safety of the American border. Yarico and anyone else identified as a slave stay wary during calls for “liberty or death.”
Judith Austin Mills has given us an impressive third volume in her moving saga of the birth of Texas. This novel of survival, struggle and redemption is character driven and emotionally charged from beginning to end. We see the battlefield intimately, not just heroically, and the hard won happiness of the "winners" has its cost. The Dove Shall Fly is not just a fine novel by an extraordinary writer, but a tribute to morality not often seen in our times.
—Sharon Kahn, Scribner novelist, University of Texas Press author
The Dove Shall Fly is a moving tale of adventure and sacrifice driven by characters torn from the pages of Texas history. All those who enjoy imagining themselves witnessing our rich past will love this book.
—Jeffrey Kerr, author of Lamar’s Folly and Seat of Empire
Another captivating novel by a master at historical detail. The interlocking stories of three Texas Revolution participants grip from the first page.
—Karen Casey Fitzjerrel, award winning historical fiction author of Forgiving Effie Beck and The Dividing Season
302 pages, $21.95
History : Nineteeth Century
FICTION / Historical / General
History : United States - Family Saga