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Boy Made of Dawn is the stand alone sequel to the highly acclaimed Navajo Autumn - second in the Navajo Nation Mystery Series.Follow Charlie Yazzi and Thomas Begay as they again meet danger and intrigue on the nation's largest Indian reservation. Old and new characters emerge to unravel ongoing corruption in the upcoming Patsy Greyhorse murder trials. An irascible Ute famiBoy Made of Dawn is the stand alone sequel to the highly acclaimed Navajo Autumn - second in the Navajo Nation Mystery Series.Follow Charlie Yazzi and Thomas Begay as they again meet danger and intrigue on the nation's largest Indian reservation. Old and new characters emerge to unravel ongoing corruption in the upcoming Patsy Greyhorse murder trials. An irascible Ute family and their shrewd ranch-woman neighbor, become caught up in the plot to place certain tribal leaders above the law.~~~~~~Man has always felt most vulnerable in that lonely, netherworld between darkness and dawn. Often it is then death takes the sick and weak, they give up finally, unable to bear the weight of another day. A person may - not knowing why - suddenly awaken, if only for an instant, to assure himself all is well.Charlie woke that morning, in the darkness, with just such a feeling. It was now late afternoon and hunger was finally getting the best of him. In old Navajo, when one was hungry he said, "hunger is hurting me." Hunger was hurting Charlie now....

Title : Boy Made of Dawn
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ISBN : 18874646
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Number of Pages : 152 Pages
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Boy Made of Dawn Reviews

  • Carl
    2019-05-14 04:13

    If you love Tony Hillerman, you will enjoy R. Allen Chappell's writings of America's Southwest. I have greatly enjoyed all of Tony Hillerman's books; in fact, last year I started to reread all of his Navajo series in order, and they are every bit as good as I remember. Chappell's "Boy Made of Dawn" is the second in his Navajo Nation Mystery Series, and it is every bit as good as his first one. Additionally, his knowledge of local color and his ability to create character lend authenticity to his work. Chappell says that he grew up with the Navajo, went to school with them, and later worked alongside them. His friendships became the inspiration for this series: "A Navajo Nation Mystery."The reader returns to the Four Corners region of the Southwest with Charlie Yazzi and his friend Thomas Begay; this time we discover that they are literally in the rifle sights of a killer. Now, an abandoned young Navajo Boy helps them unravel a finely woven mystery and narrowly escape with their lives. Throughout “The Boy Made of Dawn” we discover tribal corruption, kidnapped children, and of course, murder; all leads Charlie and Thomas to an irascible Ute family, a shrewd ranch-woman neighbor, and a plot to place certain tribal leaders above the law. The story is excellent and is well worth the journey.The characters were believable, and the plot was crafted well which kept my interest. Chappell’s characterization creates some complex characters that will draw the reader into the story. The best example is his central character Charlie Yazzi, a law school graduate working for the Navajo Nation, who investigates the disappearance of several people and the strange appearance of a young boy in the wilderness. I often feel that familiarity with an original book in a series helps one understand stories that follow, and this is the case with the "Navajo Nation Mystery" series. Hillerman can't be replaced, but Chappell's place in the genre cannot be denied. If you enjoyed Hillerman, this should be a “MUST” on your reading list.

  • Athena
    2019-05-12 05:03

    This is the second of a series and the first one I read: it's a good quick read. The author is finding his way with this book which is obvious but not too distracting; the characters are well-enough sketched that I'd like to know them better and the mystery is well plotted so 'job done' with the basics. Probably not a book I'd ever re-read but it gives me hope for the series overall. Extra points for Chappell knowing something about the Navajo before wading in: the inevitable comparison is Tony Hillerman and much as I enjoyed his mysteries Hillerman had his (wincingly) incorrect moments in his first books which Chappell easily avoids.

  • eileen l gaudette-crowe
    2019-04-26 03:15

    I really like this author; this is the second book that I've read by him, and I plan to read all of his work. It reminds me quite a bit of Tony Hillerman's work. Boy Made of Dawn in the second book in a series of mysteries that take place in the Navajo Nation. The stories are well thought out and developed, and the setting in the Southwest on the reservation makes a great backdrop. The more books of his that I read, the more I enjoy both the character development and the immersion into Navaho culture. He just published a third book in this series, which came out last month. It's next on my reading list!! I hope this author keeps up with the series; it's great!

  • Patsy Davis
    2019-04-26 00:50

    I enjoyed this book very much. The characters were believable and the story kept my interest. This is a part of the country I love very much and I always enjoy good stories that take place here. I loved the author's descriptions of the landscape. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

  • Pauline
    2019-05-03 23:09

    Wonderfully written tale about two children separated from their mother on a reservation and their father's attempts to reclaim them for their safety. Rich descriptions of reservation life, and the wide variety of people/customs one finds there today. Highly recommended.

  • Dan Warner
    2019-04-23 22:02

    good Navajo readThis book gives a good feeling of the Navajo ways and cultures. It takes me back in many ways to my childhood on the reservation.

  • Kathy
    2019-05-02 04:02

    Almost Tony Hillerman but not quite. A more well crafted final chapter would improve it to 5 stars.

  • Douglas Cook
    2019-05-13 00:49

    Nicely crafted.First sentences.Man has always felt most vulnerable in that lonely netherworld between darkness and dawn.   Often it is then death takes the sick and weak. They give up finally, unable to bear the weight of another day. A person may - not knowing why - suddenly awaken, if only for an instant, to assure himself all is well.   Charlie woke that morning in the darkness with just such a feeling. It was now late afternoon and hunger was finally getting the best of him. In old Navajo, when one was hungry he said, “Hunger is hurting me.” Hunger was hurting Charlie now.Chappell, R. Allen (2013-12-03). Boy Made of Dawn (A Navajo Nation Mystery) (Kindle Locations 30-35). . Kindle Edition.

  • Gilbert Baron
    2019-04-27 22:11

    I have all ready said that I was looking for more like Tony Hillerman. I have no found it. I think his novels are about half the length they shoul be but the price is about the same per word of a full length novel. I am sure after reading all three of his books that it can only get better, at least I hope so.I really love NM and W Texas so these reads sort of draw me there from frigid MN. Anxiously waiting for the next book. I know Anne Hillerman has a book but I think I will wait. The publisher has vastly overpriced it for a first book and it will come down. I will try it then.

  • Michelle Mednik
    2019-05-18 00:08

    Similar to T. Hillerman M. CoelIf you like Tony Hillerman or Margaret Coel you will like this. It will be interesting how the characters develop in future books. Easy to follow. It was great having the glossary in the back. I may have changed some. of the wording slightly, but it was a good mystery.

  • Roger
    2019-05-09 03:58

    A good readThe second book by this author I have had the opportunity to read. It was as good a read as the first book. I am looking forward to seeing if the third book is as good as the other books have been.

  • Vickie Knob
    2019-04-22 23:49

    A must readChappell has done it again. He's a gifted story teller that has the Native American customs, mannerisms and language down pat. Fun to read about places I've been. I recommend this to anyone.

  • Tulara
    2019-04-27 01:54

    Excellent read - a return to the Navajo nation police force and its cases for a newly pinned detective. Really a good story - had me guessing - and really well-thought out characters - made this an easy, fast read. Looking for more!!

  • John Winkworth
    2019-05-22 03:18

    Good story, interesting characters. Continue to enjoy the author. I particularly enjoy the Navaho life parts.

  • Anne
    2019-05-12 22:59

    very evocative of the southwest and native life. highly recommend.

  • Don Anderson
    2019-05-17 06:10

    Great readI hope that the author does not stop with 3. I've been to Albuquerque many times to visit family. Next time up to the 4 corners.

  • Mary Stenvall
    2019-05-20 01:50

    Interesting series and characters. I enjoyed it.

  • Linda J. Hammer
    2019-05-11 23:15

    Good story!Love the locations. Reminds me of Hillerman's writings. Characters are interesting and believable. The story is well plotted and easy to follow

  • Marie-Anne
    2019-05-08 06:18

    I usually am reading many books at the same time, and rarely read just one book from front to back in one go. That's how much I enjoyed it!

  • Michele bookloverforever
    2019-04-29 23:48

    set in Navajo country and culture...

  • Sherry Svec
    2019-04-29 03:14

    I'm really enjoying this series. I was a great fan of Tony Hillerman, and these stories remind me of his writing but with a bit more suspense. I lived in the southwest for 7 years and really enjoy the slower pace, the friendly neighbors (as opposed to the self-centered, inconsiderate creeps I live next to here in NY) I used to live on a road that eventually led to the Navajo & Hopi reservations. If you were pulled over next to the road, there were always offers of help, good humor, smiles and graciousness. These books bring me back to those times.

  • Jean Poulos
    2019-05-12 23:13

    This is book two in the Navajo Nation series. Charlie Yazzie is now working for the Navajo Legal Service as an attorney. He is thinking about asking his girl friend, Sue Hanagari, to marry him.A Ute man tells Charlie about seeing a young boy about six or so alone out in the wilderness, but the boy would hide from him. Charlie goes out to find the boy and discovers he is his friend Thomas Begay’s son. The story gets more involved as Charlie and Thomas discover someone wants to stop them and others from testifying at the upcoming Patsy Greyhorse Trial.The book is well written and is very fast moving. As in book one Chappell provides information about the Navajo and Ute culture and history. The characters are interesting and Chappell continues to develop them in this book. The author’s description of the country makes the reader feel as if they are there. Chappell is a great storyteller. The narrator, Kaipo Schwab, does an excellent job narrating the book; his pronunciation of the Navajo words and rhythm of speech is great. The narrator helps to make the story fun to listen too.

  • Paula Hilston
    2019-05-09 23:56

    Delightful series set in a gorgeous corner of the U.S. desert southwestLike the first in the series, this book followed the lives and adventures of well developed characters. The author paints a beautiful picture of a magnificent land and culture. Personally I would enjoy a small map of the area included. We are lovers of the four corners region and recognize most of the places in these books. For people not as familiar with the region a map might enrich the reading experience.

  • Chuck Tulloh
    2019-05-18 01:01

    Gosh I loved this story and its cultural color commentary. Big Hillermam fan and have traipsed that real estate myself. Always happy to find an author this good at spinning Four Corners yarns. But I have to confess I really didn't follow the import of the conspiratorial conversation between Aida and the councilman in his truck after the party. One day she's talking payback for Thomas and the next thing you know the councilman is indictable. uhhhhh. I am a poor dumb belacaana so gimme some help.

  • DElizabeth DeWolfe
    2019-05-06 03:03

    Ins and outs of New Navajos with traditional tiesThis book takes one on a journey of yesteryear and today in Navajo Nation. Chappell did his research well and wrote with fitting descriptions of how the land,itself breathes life. Boy Made of Dawn will not disappoint . Make sure you've read book one before tackling book two. If there is a short end to this stick it is in the fact that this book could have been filled out easily to last longer while developing characters more thoroughly

  • Sujit Banerjee
    2019-05-18 00:04

    A sequel to his book Navajo Autumn, this book reads better and smoother with believable characters. The plot thickens as more corrupt Council members come tumbling out of the cupboard while Charlie and Thomas race against time to save the later's children, wife and their own lives. The writing is smooth, has more grip than the first part and overall an enjoyable read.

  • Maureen
    2019-05-08 23:55

    Interesting characters, written in a style reminiscinant of Tony Hillerman. Book 2 in the Navajo mystery series. The characters work well together as the mystery begins to unfold. More work neede to develop the conclusion but quite enjoyable m

  • Marcia Fober
    2019-04-23 02:02

    Boy Made of DawnThis book is a good mix of mystery and Navajo culture. It is an entertaining read without too much violence and gore. I would recommend this book to readers who are interested in native culture and enjoy a good mystery.

  • Dianne Peace
    2019-04-21 02:12

    A little window into things NativeI have been on a gentle journey, meeting very likeable characters living in the Native ways of yesterday and today with just a bit of tension and mystery. On to book 3!

  • Joe Wiedenmeier
    2019-05-21 00:02

    Good story that makes you want to complete the whole trilogy.