New France Quebec, 1660. The story of a young Algonquin boy, an interpreter named Canoe. He is kidnapped and traded to the Mohawks, the enemy. But the Mohawks cannot coax him to interpret or speak. The Mohawks imprison Canoe in a cave. A year later, he is sold to a French fur trapper, René La Bete as a second son. However, La Bete has nothing but malice planned for Canoe. La Bete turns Canoe into a slave to work the harsh winters trapping. Eventually, Canoe escapes La Bete and attempts to return to his tribe. But just when Canoe thinks he is safe, his reality collapses. Captors besiege him. Canoe descends into a hellish nightmare of uncertainty.
A captivating read that examines the brutality of life in the wilderness of New France in the 1600s. A page-turner that delivers a historical look at the early encounters of Native Americans and Europeans combined with fantasy, suspense, and psychological horror.
This paced and plotted tale of history, and weird fiction is destined to become a classic.