A historical fiction tour de force. An unforgiving look the at New France, Quebec in the mid-1600s. The story of an Algonquin boy, an interpreter who is kidnapped and sold to the Mohawks and then later traded a French fur trapper, René La Bete. La Bete has nothing but malice planned for this young boy, but he escapes his captor and returns to his people, but all that awaits is uncertainty. A captivating read. A page-turner that delivers a historical look at the early encounters of Native Americans and Europeans combined with fantasy, suspense, and psychological horror. This paced and plotted tale of history combined with weird fiction will certainly pique your interest.