Through the Narrows (Tomahawk and Saber) (Volume 2) 1st Edition
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- Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
- Paperback : 226 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0996495819
- ISBN-13 : 978-0996495813
- Publisher : Calhoun Publishing; 1st Edition (October 29, 2015)
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.57 x 9 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,444,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book starts off slowly, colonel Bennett just promoted lieutenant Smith to captain. Hugh Pyke feels that he deserved this promotion and he makes his own case with the colonel only to be put back into his place. This is a transition from the events that occurred the previous novel, hinting at the fact that things are not particularly square between Pyke and the colonel.
Pyke is sent by the colonel on a mission to Millers Town. He visited the town in the previous novel as well and as we remember things didn't go so smoothly for him and Wolf Tongue the first time around. The content of this novel centers around the detective work that Pyke carries around town with regards to the motives of the different characters and on Pyke organizing the defenses of the town from an Indian raid. Helping him on this mission is his old friend Wolf Tongue together with sergeant Davies, the only help the colonel allowed him. Pyke fends off perils of different types in his adventure and he relies heavily on the help of his friends.
I'm looking forward to the future books in this series. Throughout the book, the authors hint they will focus on the upcoming french-british war where the authors hint they will conclude several plot lines introduced in this book.
This is the story of Wolf Tongue and Lt. Hugh Pyke - two unlikely friends, who come together to save a town from the Mingos. I really like the style of writing used in Through the Narrows because it gives equal time to both Wolf Tongue and Pyke. They both struggle with helping Miller's Town because of it's duplicity - each for their own reasons - both agree that there are a few people there worth saving.
The Mingos are out for blood and it seems personal but no one in the town is telling the truth. It comes down to a test of wills between Pyke and the Mingo Chief Nyakwai. While they are in battle, Wolf Tongue is in a race against time on a mission of his own. The tension builds throughout to a very exciting climax.
The team of Green and Ronan have a winner here. The story is interesting and has depth. The characters are well developed and have depth as well as quirky interactions even in this tense situation. I recommend this book to all who like historical fiction with the disclaimer that I mentioned at first.
I received this ebook free from the authors in exchange for a review. For more information about Nathaniel Green check here http://www.amazon.com/Nathanael-Green... for more information about Evan Ronan check herehttp://ronaniswriting.blogspot.com/
When Pike and Wolf Tongue arrive at Millers Town, they are far from welcome and suspicion about their presence is fiercely spoken. They meet the man who reported the Indian raids, a suspicious character named Dobs and a French woman who knows a great deal but says little initially. As a war with the French is clearly looming, her words are deemed questionable.
An almost immediate attack by the Indians, composed of members of various tribes, including an enemy of Wolf Tongue, occurs and reveals the cause of their anger. Pike is given an ultimatum to solve the cause or watch the massacre of the Millers Town residents. As he’s clearly outnumbered, he realizes he must solve the mystery.
Through the Narrows is the second volume of this Colonial American series. While the characters and scenes are somewhat loosely constructed as far as actual reality of the Pennsylvania conditions, they do reflect the problems and terrors that truly did exist as colonialists faced divided Indian tribes and the ever-present conflicts caused by the perpetual warlike state existing between France and England, with the Americans caught in the middle. While colonial characters are rather stereotypical, he presentation of several points of view with respect to the native Indians is remarkable and interesting.
For those who love adventure, a mystery, and an interest in early American history, this series by Green and Ronan is a fascinating, intense and tension-packed story. Nicely crafted!