The Sun on the Mountains series traces the James family from the loss of their Quaker bank during the American Revolution to their oil company headquarters in present day Calgary. Without stopping a moment of drama, Trafford constructs the foundation of a western Canadian epic that layers Indian and European mythology in a perfect blend of history and adventure through his central character Blue Eye James, whose time honoured codes of hard work, honour, fairness and trust lay the foundation for an empire.
About the Author
Tyler Trafford has worked for many years as a reporter and editor, first with the Calgary Herald, and then in Australia with The Australian. Upon returning to Canada, he began a full time writing career, publishing a series of histories and biographies for others, before turning his attention to his own fiction. The Story of Blue Eye the first of the Sun on the Mountains series was shortlisted for the 2005 Grant McEwan Author’s Award. He shares time between Calgary and his studio on the Oldman River near Pincher Creek, Alberta.