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The Hunter Returns

A novel by

International best-selling science fiction author, David Drake teams with Jim Kjelgaard, legendary creator of Big Red.

The Return of a Masterpiece of Middle Grade Fiction!


Meet Hawk, formerly a hunter in a band of prehistoric nomads, now an outcast for breaking tribal law by daring to create a powerful new tool: the bow and arrow. Now the world is changing, the bison are disappearing, and the tribe has fallen into famine. Their only hope? Hawk and his new tools and hunting methods. But the old ways die hard, and Hawk must find a way to survive in a land of prehistoric predatorsfrom dire wolves to beavers the size of bearsif he is to save his tribe, and show humanity the path away from Stone Age stagnation.

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David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was drafted. He served the next two years in the Army, spending 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th armored Cavalry in Viet Nam and Cambodia. Upon return he completed his law degree at Duke and was for eight years Assistant Town Attorney for Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been a full time freelance writer since 1981. His books include the genre defining and bestselling Hammers Slammers series, the RCN series including What Distant Deeps, In the Stormy Red Sky, The Road of Danger, and many more.

Jim Kjelgaard's celebrated middle grade and young adult books display themes such as honor, loyalty, courage, and perseverance. His novel Wolf Brother is the winner of the Spur Award of the Western Writers of America. His Big Red, which won the Boys Life Award in 1948, also became a beloved Disney movie.

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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: The Hunter Returns (BAEN)
Author(s): David Drake, Jim Kjelgaard
ISBN: 1-4767-8055-2 / 978-1-4767-8055-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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February 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Hunter Returns
Author(s): Jim Kjelgaard, David Drake
ISBN: 0-671-72042-2 / 978-0-671-72042-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Hunter Returns
Author(s): David Drake, Jim Kjelgaard
Publisher: Baen Books
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