Wanders Far by David Fitz-GeraldPublication Date: May 11, 2019 Outskirts Press eBook, Paperback, AudioBook; 197 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction
nders Far lived in dangerous times and was faced with one difficult challenge after another. He was a skinny, quiet boy who was raised on the banks of a tributary of New York State’s Mohawk River, hundreds of years before colonists arrived. One lifetime was not enough for Wanders Far’s old soul. From a very young age, his wanderlust compelled him down one path after another. No village could contain him. He was happy living a simple life in the physical world during challenging times. The spirit world had other plans. A wise, enigmatic shaman mentored Wanders Far and helped him cultivate the supernatural visions that haunted him. His guide could only help him so far. He set out to become a runner, carrying important messages across the lands of his people and their enemies. He ended up fulfilling a much greater destiny than he ever imagined.
"This engrossing, well-written novel tells the story of a pivotal moment in Iroquois history through a well-traveled protagonist." - Kirkus Reviews
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I give this book 5 stars simply for the historical aspect of it.
The writing is slow but we learn how it was for the Indians.
I liked being in the Indians' camp and listening to them tell stories. They have families just like we do. I felt like I made friends with them.
Life has everyday challenges for Wanders Far. But then life does for every single person even in today's world.
I enjoyed learning about Wanders Far. His life's journey was fascinating. How interesting it must've been to live back even before the colonists did! I felt like I was seeing it through Wanders Fars' eyes for the 1st time! Just wow!
The story was entertaining and I learned much.
I strongly recommend this book! You will learn much!
I will look for more from this author in the future. This book was fabulous!
My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own. (