Although a fictional novel, events in this story could well have happened. It's a story of brave men and women. History show's that the early pioneers, were a brave and tough bunch of people. Building farms out of the wilderness, exploring a new and wild country. Hardships were many in the first years of this great United States, we the people just might see more hardship as the world try's to take over. If you are a history buff of this time before the revaluation that won our freedom from a very cruel King. You will enjoy this book, the dates and the way of life, are very close to the time period. At first I thought it skipped around to different people to much. But the Author did a great job of bringing them together.
Frontier at Three Rivers by Same Hossler is another great depiction of action packed history. Set in early Pennsylvania at Three Rivers. The book is split into two parts with the first half telling the story of early settlers under attack by a band of war Indians led by Ottawa leader Chief Pontiac, who was desperate to purge the area of white settlers who were taking over his land. There's gore and blood. White settlers are tomahawked, scalped and tortured under Chief Pontiac's watchful eye. It gets so bad that a group of brave men called the Pennsylvania Rangers band together to fight the ruthless Indians. During the second half of the book it is 10 years later, Virginia starts demanding tax that the settlers can't and sometimes won't pay. There is a mini revolutionary war going on between the settlers, John Connolly who is hired by Virginia to claim the tax from the settlers, and the Native Americans who want the settlers gone and their land back. There's blood, gore, and hostile settlers everywhere. The settlers start fighting the Virginia tax, they target anyone associated with Virginia's government. No one associated with Virginia is safe. There is political uproar everywhere the political tension in the area between Virginia government, the settlers, and the Indians.
FRONTIER AT THREE RIVERS is a fabulous read. I do enjoy history wrapped up in an interesting package. The book is obviously very well researched & well written. This is the second book I have read by Sam Hossler and I will be looking out for more.