I just got through reading Joe G. Bax's A Texas Destiny, The Saga Begins and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I enjoy excellent historical fiction especially when it is about the romantic Mexican colonial period and Texas revolutionary period. This novel is the much awaited "prequel" to Bax's celebrated and award winning novel, The General and Monaville, Texas published in 2009 which introduced Bax's readers to Texan Leander Wilhite and his family during the Reconstruction period following the War Between the States.
Originally, The General and Monaville, Texas was intended to be a stand alone book. However, when reading The General and Monaville, Texas, readers became aware that some rather important and dark events had occurred in the lives of the main characters years before the events related in The General and Monaville, Texas. Many readers contacted Bax and advised him that they just had to know more about the main characters and earlier somewhat mysterious events alluded to in The General and Monaville, Texas. In response to the popular demand, Bax wrote this excellent and very entertaining prequel, A Texas Destiny, The Saga Begins. A Texas Destiny, The Saga Begins allows its readers to live vicariously, for a while, with Leander Wilhite and his family as they go through many adventures beginning with the early settlement of Texas in 1820's up to the eve of the War Between the States. If you like Texas history and historical fiction, be sure and read A Texas Destiny, The Saga Begins. It is sure to please.
Now we need to encourage Joe G. Bax to write the part of the Wilhite saga that occurs during the War Between the States.
Book Review by Kameron K. Searle