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Posted March 13, 2014
The novel swept me back in history with a true and unknown story. It is an adventure story, a romance, and a war story. The book creates a world that is brutal and beautiful. There is the love story of Joe and Janie, but also the story of the fort where runaway slaves with their Indian allies have a chance to live a good life in freedom, while slave catchers roam the forest and the Americans plot to destroy this legendary stronghold of hope for all the other runaways. The story is gritty and bloody at times but also tender, loving, beautifully written, evoking the time, place and people. It struck me that this novel is also perfect for a movie. It would be an epic. A big story, true, compelling, satisfying, thought provoking. I want to read this again someday.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.