Mr Chambers use and accuracy of New York Revolutionary War history and Iroquois culture is amazing. He weaves a romantic adventure filled with the above. The protagonist tells a first person tale of Sullivan's 1779 Expedition against the Iroquois who remained loyal to the British. This was a total war March before Sherman.
An unorthodox plot told from the antagonist point of view. The author releases incremental information and allows the reader to believe the antagonist is the protagonist. I agree with the description of a first rate experience from a first rate author. A mixture of mystery, humor, romance and tragedy. I could say more.
Not one of Hardy's best but still a good read. The plot has too many coincidental turns to be believable; however the two central characters are complex enough to carry the story. If you are a fan of astronomy then a plus.
I agree with the previous review except that there was a little too much information about the fishing and canning industry. Still a good read.