I have to admit that I didn't particularly enjoy Cold Mountain. Having read it almost 10 years ago I can't remember exactly why I took agin it, but I think it was to do with the pacing - it just seemed to take an awfully long time for anything to happen. So it was with a certain degree of trepidation that I picked up Thirteen Moons - but what a surprise, things seemed to be setting themselves up for a ripping good, action filled yarn - 12-year-old orphan boy sent out West to the Appalachian mountain region as a bound boy, finds a father figure in a Cherokee chief, becomes an honorary member of the Cherokee Nation, gets involved with the Indian wars, the Civil War, and all the politics of the time - this is good stuff! Frazier's descriptions of the fledgling Washington City, and his vignettes of the key players of the time are exceptionally well done, and his ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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