Calling Crow searches for his wife, kidnapped by a vindictive Spanish priest. Captured and wounded by another tribe, he is dragged from death's door by a woman he will grow to love. Adopted by the Coosa, he becomes their chief. French Protestant colonists settle to the North. Then the Spanish Catholics return to the lands they claimed as their own, bringing Calling Crow's wife with them. The two European groups learn of each other's presence and make war plans. Now Calling Crow must ensure that the coming battle doesn't destroy the people he has grown to love, and his two women, one of which he must choose.
Paul Clayton is the author of a three-book historical series on the Spanish Conquest of the Floridas-- Calling Crow, Flight of the Crow, and Calling Crow Nation (Putnam/Berkley), and a novel, Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam (St. Martin's Press), based on his own experiences in that war.
Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam was a finalist at the 2001 Frankfurt eBook Awards, along with works by Joyce Carol Oates (Faithless) and David McCullough (John Adams).
Clayton's latest book-- White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke-- is a work of historical fiction.
Paul currently lives in California with his son and daughter.