Oscar winner for "Dances With Wolves," Michael Blake will soon have a new novel on the shelves, "Into The Stars." Due out mid-July by Zova Books. Read an advance chapter in the current issue (Vol.II No. 1) of The Hummingbird Review.Into the Stars, follows young Ledyard Dixon, a soldier during the Great War, who gets trapped behind enemy lines. Stunned by the violence around him, his humanity is awakened when he stumbles across an abandoned cavalry horse. Both of them are battle-scarred and fearful, but together they discover peace and friendship despite the danger that surrounds. As Ledyard gradually finds his way back to the Allied side, he faces the choice between continuing as a soldier and seeking the safety of solitude. The novel is very much a character study of a man weary, not only of the war, but of the world itself. His horse becomes his only solace, an untainted partner in his search for beauty and peace despite the horrors of humanity. This historical novel paints a vivid portrait of the First World War, but in every respect is a novel for our time..
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