From first page to last the reader is invested in the fate of these characters as they struggle to survive the vicissitudes and brutality of their quest for liberty. ALISTAIR MAGEE
Would you choose to live the rest of your life in servitude or face death in a run for freedom?
19th Century. Kigwa, Prince of the Ehra tribe, was full of joy, with a day of celebration planned for his village. As he reflected on their abundance, he was urgently summoned to an important meeting. Little did he know this one event would change everything he had known forever. Will he survive mortal danger in the biggest challenge of his life?
For fans of riveting historical fiction, The Watchman's Grace welcomes you to a sweeping adventure which will stay with you long after reading the final page. In an unprecedented tale spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, flowing fact and gripping fiction come alive in a convergence of unforgettable events. Follow stunning people through captivating experiences of sheer desperation, compassion, hate, love and uplifting hope.
AFRICA. AMERICA. IRELAND. SURVIVAL. Enter a world where nothing is taken for granted. Where your next decision may be your last. Discover what connects us all in these exciting pages as you witness two centuries full of dramatic, monumental challenges. Do not miss this thrilling story which will truly change your perspective on our shared historical past.
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About the Author
The feet of my ancestors walked the beautiful land of Canada for over two centuries. I am comfortable in surroundings varying from the solitude of stark wilderness to large urban social events. Writing is not the discipline mentioned on my university degree, though I have enjoyed creating with words since childhood. Having been exposed throughout my life to a rich tapestry of human experience, I wish to add my words as unique threads to this great cloth.
Let me add my sincere appreciation to any individual who takes their valuable free moments to read these literary efforts. At its highest form, I hope my works allow you, the reader, to be stirred in some small fashion to turn another page and explore further.
THE WATCHMAN'S GRACE is my debut novel. Please follow my works as I expand upon this initial offering with more stories to captivate your interest. This is not a standard author's biography, though it is in my writing that a better reflection of my character can be found.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Compelling. I love a good historical fiction, and this one was very interesting. Johnson pens a good story, and it brings to life the lives of the characters from a point in time where not everything was grand. From Ireland to North American, the times were a struggle and also part of new discoveries. The hard subject of the slave trade and how it moves the reader, and the author. You can almost feel the depth of the author's words on the page, what is written and what is unwritten. The Watchman's Grace is a story that moves the reader. It's powerful and compelling. I look forward to more stories from this new author.
The Watchman's Grace will be of great interest to those who enjoy historical fiction. The story brings to life the complicated moral issues surrounding the slave trade in North America and the struggle to emancipate Ireland from English rule. Mr. Johnson weaves historical knowledge with his passion for the subject over an ambitious 200 year time scale. This story is a monumental achievement for a new author. This well crafted story is certainly well worth the read!