Sunday, January 27, 2019

A Land Apart by Ian Roberts

A gripping story of adventure and courage set in a magnificent wilderness with the French, English, Iroquois and Wendat just starting to do battle for what would become Canada and the US.

“The flintlock releases with a click and then three powerful, exhilarating sensations hit him at once: the kick of the musket hard into his shoulder, the deafening roar, and the dense, acrid smell of burnt powder smoke. As the crashing echo of his shot rolls back from across the lake he knows the blow of the musket ball would be lethal to Wendat flesh. Totiri knew before lifting the musket that he wanted it. Now the desire consumes him.”

It’s 1634 in New France. Etienne BrulĂ© has lived with the Wendat and helped them develop the fur trade with France for 25 years and fought beside them against the Iroquois. When the English sell the Iroquois guns, BrulĂ© is the only one who can get guns for the Wendat. But he knows the price everyone will pay in the end.

Author: Ian Roberts (Goodreads page)
Publisher: Atelier Saint-Luc Press
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
**The ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
(Actual) Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

The quote in the book that I find amusing: "Follow whatever silver of hope you the end." Why, you might ask? This is just a food for thought. I think for me it weighs a lot when I truly want something so bad but the current is too strong and everything against me. It gets frustrating, right? Running away does not resolves things anyway so I press on.

I am glad to have been able to get an opportunity to read A Land Apart because it is part of Canada's history. I have a lot of respect when it comes to Canada because it is my dream country to visit one day. Aside from the fact that this book is truly an adventure book and art due to its writing style of vibrant details of certain events.

This review may be viewed as unhelpful and vague in a sense that I did not go beyond of what I really thought of the characters and whatnot because I felt that I lack a lot when it comes to reading that connects with history. But, I would certainly recommend this book to someone who is fond towards this genre. I personally have to say that it is probably my first encounter to have read one about really in depth and wide knowledge on its true event related to history.

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