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Posted August 2, 2013
Historical fiction that I recommend for fans of James Alexander Thom. Also reminiscent of The Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper and Michael Blake's Dances with Wolves.
Because the Scottish Jacobite heritage in early America is a strong feature in this book, this story may have some appeal to fans of Diana Gabaldon, as long as readers note that Original Death isn't a love story. The main character, the Scottish exile Duncan McCallum, keeps his distance from most women because he's a decent bloke and he's sweet on a gal back home. We only catch glimpses of women in this story, but readers are promised a love angle that will evolve over the course of the series.
It's been a long time since I've read up on Iroquois history. The mystery is well-hidden in an intricate plot, provided that you don't already know all the details.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review but I look forward to future installments of the series.