David Sakmyster Silver and Gold

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Silver and Gold

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The Yukon Territory, 1895 
A reclusive prospector comes to the aid of a Smithsonian explorer after she dares the frozen wilderness to capture a legendary beast known as the Sesquat. In his cabin, waiting out the storm, he regales her with the stunning and tragic tale of his life.

Historical Adventure 
It's a life that takes him from the great gold rushes of California to the silver strikes of Nevada, and then on to the inescapable frozen lure of the Klondike. But it's also the story of a father and son striving to keep morally afloat as the surging tide of humanity sweeps upon their land to plunder its wealth. As this age fashioned the destiny of a nation, so too would it forge a hero... 

The Gift that came with a Curse
A reluctant hero with the Midas Touch -- the boy, now a man, who must return to the world he's tried to avoid. To avenge his parents' murders, fight for the rights of his native people, and ultimately to embark upon his path into history. 

The Legend
Teeming with fascinating characters and events from the times: from Samuel Colt to Herbert Hoover; from the Civil War to China's Boxer Rebellion; from icy maritime disasters to epic dogsled races, Silver and Gold is an ambitious historical adventure novel set against the backdrop of the Gold Rush era: an age defined by larger-than-life characters--arctic monsters, vile industrialists and noble heroes--all vying against the implacable wrath of nature.

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Inspired by Gregory Maguire's Wicked, I set out to write the definitive historical adventure novel of one of my favorite childhood cultural icons, rooted firmly in history and full of actual details from the Gold Rush era. But that plan quickly expanded beyond my expectations, and I wound up exploring two different lives, richly detailing the adventures of a father, his son, and their loves. This was a story I researched for more than a year, always discovering - like the prospectors themselves - little nuggets of incredible value. The Gold Rush era was full of tales that I just couldn't pass up. Unbelievable feats of human endurance, of bravery, of self-sacrifice, and yes - terribly cruelty as well. The history of those times was replete with larger-than-life villains set off against ordinary mortals doing the extraordinary. They were the true heroes of the age, an age that helped forge America into the power it would become.
And yes, there were monsters back then as well. Native myths replete with elusive beasts that I couldn't help but weave into the heart of my story, intertwining the destiny of these fearsome forces with Smithsonian agents determined to map the unknown - and with the fate of my hero himself.


This is my favorite novel, the one that was the most fun to write. The one I look back on and shake my head because I doubt I could match the intensity with which the material took hold of my soul.  Probably because it consumed me so thoroughly - surprising me along the way, wrenching my own heart even as I wrote scenes at once uplifting and tragic, and as I explored the entire life of a man caught in the tide of amazing events.


I can only hope that you dear readers also get equally caught up in this historical adventure. That you strap yourselves onto the dogsled, feel the bitter wind in your hair, hear the over-eager yelping of the dogs, grab hold of the icy handles - and just enjoy the ride.
-David Sakmyster

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David Sakmyster is an award-winning author and screenwriter who makes his home in upstate NY.  He has over two dozen short stories and seven novels published. He is the author of The Pharos Objective, the first in a completed trilogy featuring psychic archaeologists. In addition to the horror novels Crescent Lake and Blindspots, and the historical fiction epic, Silver and Gold, his screenplay, Nightwatchers, will soon to be in production. His latest novel is a supernatural thriller, N.D.E. (co-written with Steven Savile). Visit him at sakmyster.com. 

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