A thrilling tale of adventure in the Canadian wilderness.
ppeared in the forest. For a few moments there was silence, then a chorus of howls came from deep in the woods behind them.
"Now is our chance," cried the Indian. "They've broken again, and their game--"
He had partly slipped from his limb, withdrawing his supporting arm from Rod's waist, and was about to descend to the ground when the pack again turned in their direction. A heavy crashing in the underbrush not a dozen rods away sent Wabi in a hurried scramble for his perch.
"Quick--higher up!" he warned excitedly. "They're coming out here--right under us! If we can get up so that they can't see us, or smell us--"
The words were scarcely out of his mouth when a huge shadowy bulk rushed past them not more than fifty feet from the spruce in which they had sought refuge. Both of the boys recognized it as a bull moose, though it did not occur to either of them that it was the same animal at which Wabi had taken a long shot that same day a couple of miles back. In close pursuit came the
James Curwood is a thrilling writer - who considered nature to be his religion. In this story set amongst the snow covered plains of the Canadian wilderness, with original peoples, deep blood-lust, revenge-driven hates, and close friendships between friends from different backgrounds, Curwood provides a glimpse of nature at its best and worst. Better yet the reader will feel the cold of the snow, the thrill of the hunt, the hunger of the trail and the love for life as if the location framing the story has not changed one iota since Curwood wrote this - his second wonderful work. A note also for future fans - because fans you will become - that this book is detailed at the ManyBooks site (at the time of writing this review) as being written in 1918 but in fact it was written in 1908. Thus the next book (and therefore the next book you will be looking for) is "The Gold Hunters" written in 1909.
Muy buena novela de aventuras. Excelentes descripciones y una muy lograda ambientación le dan credibilidad a esta historia que, aunque sencilla, no deja de tener cierta intriga. Por sobre todo, están muy logradas las escenas de acción. Lamentablemente, la segunda parte, "The gold hunters", no es tan buena.