King of Spades
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Imprint: Bison Books
eBook ISBN: 9780803284265
Under the veil of one of the oldest and most tragic myths known to
humankind, a king is born. Magnus King, the son of a well-born
English woman, continues his family’s aristocratic legacy on the
frontier of the American West until the night a deadly shooting
changes everything. Young Earl Ransom, a man found long ago on the
Cheyenne prairie with no memory of his past or of how his destiny
is linked to that of Magnus King, finds his way through a tale as
old and tragic as the Greek myth of Oedipus. King of Spades is the
final volume of Frederick Manfred’s acclaimed five-volume series,
The Buckskin Man Tales. For this Bison Books Classic edition, Joel
Johnson provides a new introduction.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frederick Manfred (1912–94) is the author of twenty-four novels, including the five-volume series The Buckskin Man Tales, which includes Lord Grizzly (finalist for the 1954 National Book Award), Riders of Judgment, Conquering Horse, and Scarlet Plume, all available in Bison Books editions.
Joel Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at Augustana College.