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That book is "Territory" by Emma Bull, a story of the west in the 1880's in what was then pre-statehood Arizona Territory. Ms. Bull builds her plot on the concept that Wyatt Earp controls the territory aided by his brothers and allies, killing, robbing, beating without restraint.

That book is "Territory" by Emma Bull, a story of the west in the 1880's in what was then pre-statehood Arizona Territory. Back stories include a Chinese spiritualist, a colt breaker with supernatural powers, and a variety of females in traditional (pre-franchise and pre-working) to a female working journalist.

Emma Bull's War for the Oaks won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her subsequent works have included Falcon, the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-finalist Bone Dance, Finder, and (with Steven Brust) Freedom and Necessity. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. Библиографические данные.

Territory by Emma Bull falls into the category of a fiction story portraying a real historical event with a twist. In this case the event is the gunfight at the .

You think you know the story  . Territory by Emma Bull falls into the category of a fiction story portraying a real historical event with a twist. Corral and all the happenings that lead up to it and the twist is a couple of fictional characters and the fact that Wyatt Earp was a sorcerer.

Emma Bull (born December 13, 1954) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Her novels include the Hugo- and Nebula-nominated Bone Dance and the urban fantasy War for the Oaks. As a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, she has been a member of the Minneapolis-based folk/rock bands Cats Laughing and The Flash Girls.

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Territory, Bull Emma. Варианты приобретения. Автор: Bull, Emma Название: War for the Oaks ISBN: 0241975565 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241975565 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг

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Just as legends and fragments of history from ancient Britain became the Arthurian tales we know―the story of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, the Clantons and others, told and retold in innumerable stories and dramatizations, has became a great American myth.

In Emma Bull's Territory, some of the mystery of that brooding, puzzling tale is accounted to the hitherto unrealized presence of magic. It is a story of power, of compulsion, and of consequences. If Roger Zelazny had written a western, or if Susanna Clarke had reimagined the myths and legends of the American West, the results might have been something like Territory. But only something like. Because nobody writes like Emma Bull.


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Ariseym
If you like western American history and refined, elegant prose with well-developed characters, you need search no further. That book is "Territory" by Emma Bull, a story of the west in the 1880's in what was then pre-statehood Arizona Territory. Ms. Bull builds her plot on the concept that Wyatt Earp controls the territory aided by his brothers and allies, killing, robbing, beating without restraint. Back stories include a Chinese spiritualist, a colt breaker with supernatural powers, and a variety of females in traditional (pre-franchise and pre-working) to a female working journalist. Espousal abuse and at least two romances also spice up the novel. The major venue for the histrionics of the plot is located in the town of Tombstone, one of the best known and rowdiest of early cowboy platforms.

While there are many delights to be found in this delightful book, author Bull's profound understanding of personality and the nature of the human animal are wrought with finesse, deftly inserted phrases and passags of dialogue. In this way, the reader is led to empathise with characters and to care about their experience, good and bad, e.g. "Anger was like a wildfire in him. He'd thought he was the wildfire . . . now, he knew he was only the tree;" "He felt like a plague carrier. He needed to go before he spread the infection."

Examples such as these proliferate in "Territory" and these wonderful turns of phrase capture the reader in an entirely new world of experience, e.g. "Her whole inner self skidded away from the memory, like slipping on ice." As he ages, Doc Holliday thinks, "Now (he) had less interest in greatness and more in the length of the rope."

Author Bull's lyrical prose is often sheer poetry as in these descriptions, "The trees cast a broad line of breathing shade on either side and rose above it in places like flowers in a vase." And, "In the east, the night sky seemed to be thinning at its edge, tarnished silver instead of ink." And "And sat on his heels in the freckly shade of the mesquite."

Because one of protagonist Jesse Fox's talents is breaking colts, "Territory" offers a scene of his breaking the colt "Spark." That sequence is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful passages I've ever read. Brava! Ms. Bull! Way to go!"

Like the best souffle you've ever had, Emma Bull's prose is as smooth as double cream brie. Beyond the wonderfully developed and intricate plot, her mastery of the craft of writing makes Emma Bull's "Territory" the masterpiece that it is. The book is now one of my faves--and I'll bet it will be one of yours, too.
xander
The front flap of Emma Bull's Territory states: "Wyatt Earp. Doc Holliday. Ike Clanton. You think you know the story. You don't." I realized when I opened the book that I must be one of the only people in America for whom this tagline doesn't apply. I'm not sure why, but I don't believe I've never read a thing about the events in 1881 that led up to the famous "gunfight at the O.K. Corral" in Tombstone, Arizona, and I've never seen any of the movies either. My only previous exposure to the subject would have to be the Star Trek episode in which the Enterprise gang is forced to reenact the incident.

So what an introduction! Territory is a highly original work that takes the known historical facts about Wyatt Earp and the feud that tore the town of Tombstone apart, and uses them to take us into a fully realized alternate reality.

Jesse Fox is a horse trainer and drifter who finds himself drawn to Tombstone after a run-in with a horse thief. There, Fox meets up with an old friend, a Chinese doctor by the name of Chow Lung. Jesse has always known that he's a little bit different. In fact, he has a horror of ending up locked away in an insane asylum like his sister, a fear that long ago caused him to walk away from a potentially lucrative career as a mining engineer. But it turns out Jesse's arrival in Tombstone is no accident. Using supernatural means, Lung has summoned him on urgent business that will force Jesse to confront the truth about the strange abilities he's tried so hard to deny.

When she married a dreamer, Mildred Benjamin left behind her comfortable life in Jewish society in Philadelphia to come out west. Recently widowed, Millie is determined to make it on her own, and finds work as a typesetter and cub reporter for a Tombstone newspaper. She likes Jesse Fox, but there's something just a little bit freaky going on here ...

As the plot unfolds, Territory becomes many things: a detective story, a historical novel, a western, a magical fantasy -- even an exploration of power, why people seek it, and how they compel others to do their bidding. Emma Bull constructs this story with such craft and sensitivity that each surprising element seems perfectly plausible, never far-fetched or tacked-on. The characters are fresh and three-dimensional, with fictional ones jostling elbows easily with historical ones like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and and John Ringo.

The book ends on a cliffhanger, and the stakes are nothing less than cosmic. I've heard a sequel is in the works -- faster, please!

Reviewer: Elizabeth Clare, co-author of the historical novel "To the Ends of the Earth: The Last Journey of Lewis & Clark"
Territory download epub
Fantasy
Author: Emma Bull
ISBN: 0765330199
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Tor Books (December 6, 2011)
Pages: 318 pages