Friday, May 28, 2010

The Savage Breed by Randy Denmon

Being a lover of westerns on TV and at the movies, I couldn’t resist a chance to read THE SAVAGE BREED.

Author Randy Denmon takes the reader back to the old West of 1835 and into the Mexican American War. His descriptions paint the West as it was, as well as the people that lived during that era.

The story focuses on two retired Texas Rangers, Travis Ross and Chase McAllister, who turned to ranching after fighting Indians and outlaws. Readers may have moments of comparing this to LONESOME DOVE, but these two take a different path when they return to duty as Rangers.

Denmon shows that the Rangers weren’t invincible; but could be outnumbered, outmaneuvered and even captured.

The story moves along at a fast pace of action, intrigue, and adventure with moments of humor and a touch of romance included. In addition, there’s a twist at the end. When the Rangers come up against their last enemy, it’s someone they had trusted and depended on.

If you’re looking for a book about adventure and a bit of history, be sure to check out THE SAVAGE BREED. It will keep you spellbound until the end.

For more information on author Randy Denmon and his writing, check out his website at and

The Savage Breed by Randy Denmon, Pinnacle Books, @2009, ISBN:978-0-7860-1835-2, Paperback, 314 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by Break Through Promotions in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


  1. Mason - I so admire the wide variety of books that you review here! I'm not typically a "western" reader, but I do love history, so this one sounds interesting to me. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. It sounds like an interesting book Mason. I agree with Margot - you have such a wide variety portrayed here - it's fun to hear about them :)

  3. Mason and Randy, I am about to reveal a deep (maybe dark) secret about myself - I love a good western story (movie, book) more than coffee. Ok I won't go that far - that's just wrong. But, I am a lover of Westerns. It's a feel good time when I read or watch a western. Your book, Randy, sounds very interesting.

  4. Nice to see westerns are still out there. So few presses publish them now.

  5. I like the twist at the end, someone they trusted being the enemy. Nice psychological conflict going on there.

  6. I've heard that there is a really die-hard Western reader base...very similar to the base for mysteries and for romances. Those readers tend to read them every month and get every title that comes out, I understand. I think it's great this genre is still doing well...and all because of its readers.

  7. What's better than Texas and Texas Rangers :)

  8. Morning all. Had a second to pop in during work and say thanks for stopping by. I love westerns, but I've never been a big reader of westerns. Guess I'd rather watch the action of a western than read about it. However, this is a good read with a lot of history and I enjoyed. Have a safe and happy holiday everyone. Thanks again.


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