Runaway Slave

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Tobacco plantation owner Alvin Tolle is confronted with a split-second decision that will affect the rest of his life.

All of my books are drawn from the American frontier in the 1800s. This story is about one man at the forefront of dealing with racism and slavery in North Carolina.

Runaway is a snippet from my hard copy novel "The Carolinian," available at Amazon. More
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About Richard Puz

The new series of "K" novels begins with Blood Tax, set in a very different era from the previous novels, 16th century, and location, the Fiefdom of Kostel on the Balkan Peninsula--right at the frontier dividing line between Muslim followers of the Ottoman Empire and Christian feudal serfs living and farming on the lands of the Hapsburg Monarchy. Turkish brigands attack Am Furtt, a small farming hamlet, creating terror, burning farms and abusing villagers. The objective of the Turks is to kidnap five-to-ten-year-old boys and girls as white slaves. The young ones are converted to Islam and prepared to serve the Sultan as loyal elitists--warriors, administrators, clergy and sex slaves. Maria is raped by the Azim, the leader. He divines that a child is conceived from the union and vows to return in five years to collect his son. After fighting battles on the shores of the Caspian Sea, Azim and his men return to Am Furtt. This time, the serfs are ready.

The author's books are well researched and authentically portray the difficult life of serfs living under the lord of the castle in the 1600's.

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Reviews

Review by: I M Vayne on Feb. 10, 2014 :
Quick read with moral lesson, just wish the characters had been developed to a greater degree. For example, what had caused Mr. Tolle to break with the prevalent thinking of Southern plantation owners regarding slaves?
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Review by: Sue Erickson on Aug. 27, 2013 :
Cool story I liked the ending.
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