One of the first things which struck me when I started to read Lars Hedbor's The Prize was his ability to capture Revolutionary America in both language and substance. There were times when I thought as though I was reading James Fenimore Cooper. With such a command of the language of the time, Hedbor excels with his tale of young Caleb coming to age against the backdrop of colonial America and the beginning of the Revolutionary War. I was most impressed with his attention to detail, for example the art of making a canoe.
This is more than just a war story, though. It really is a window on this time in American history, but more than that, it is a story about a locale and area not covered in other books about this era. Thanks for the historical journey and good read, Mr. Hedbor. I look forward to reading your next novel.
Jeffrey Miller, author of