This story draws you in from the first page. Strong writing skill and insightful investigation into historical events woven into a captivating novel presents E.A. Porter as a master storyteller.
This is an absorbing and often intense novel, which can be appreciated both by those with little knowledge of Native American history and by experts who should relish the allusions to fiction. A telling of the hardships of American pioneers as they travel across the great west, combined with emotional native encounters that include fear, love, hatred and loyalty. Rich characterization and superb direction compels this powerful, absorbing story.
Kudos to the author.