on 16 April 2005
an amzing story that tells us about mercys journey to a new world and a new life. We see her go throgh both mental and physical cahllenges as she sinks futher into the role of an indian and begins to leave her old life behind.
Mercy lives in a frontier town in new england, the year is 1704 and the indians have come. Mercy is taken captive and begins her long three hundred mile marvh towards Canada and her new home.
An emotional book that will grip you and find yourself unable to put down.
on 27 April 2008
Set in early 18th Century America, The inhabitants of Mercy Carter's town are taken hostage by American Indians, who were working with the French, on a 300 trek across the freezing North to Canada. Many of the hostages perish along the way but Mercy and several others wind up in a Native American village and begin to become 'adopted' sons and daughters to the native families. The story is based on the true happenings between the English settlers and the French Canadians
The book considers the historical fact that when this did happen in the past and when the 'hostages' were free, some didnt return to their past lives with the remnants of their past families, but remained with their new Mohwak or Huron families. Mercy was a real person, perhaps her story was not the same as what the book tells but we know that she did remain with her Indian family.
The book was really good, the characters were strong and brave. Although i read it in one sitting i really liked the story, the context and the way it was written.
on 18 September 2012
I was recommended this book by by mother, who had read it on recommendation from my niece! This book thoroughly pulled me and kept me interested.
Based on true events, this book explores many different themes with honesty and heart. I found it a compelling read and would recommend to all age groups - a star find.