Christmas Awards 2011

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Black Eagle

Black Eagle by Gen Bailey

Publisher: Berkley Sensation

May 2009

ISBN: 978-0-425-22818-0

Pages: 300

Mohawk Indians Territory The Keepers of the Eastern Door Iroquois

Lake George area in what is now upper New York State 1755

Marisa Jameson has led a sheltered life. One day overhearing her uncle's
plans to destroy a Dutch town for his own gain, she decides she must do
something to help the people of the town. By confronting her uncle it
forces Marisa to run for her life. With a war raging through the country it
is going to be very difficult to get somewhere safe and the only way she is
going to be able to do that is to be sure that she has someone who knows the
land that can lead her safely.

Black Eagle sees Marisa's beauty and offers to guide her through the New
England forest. Being a Mohawk makes sure that Black Eagle knows the best
way through the forest and enables him to protect Marisa. Black Eagle knows
that they will have to be careful while traveling if they want to avoid the
French Indian war and also enemies of both the Mohawks and the English.

Black Eagle soon realizes that not all is as it seems as someone is after
Marisa and she may just be a lot more than she first appeared. If they are
not careful they just might not make it to their destination alive. Someone
is after Marisa and is following them closely. What neither of them ever
expected was the way they have come to feel about each other and the only
way they are going to be able to have a future together is to take care of
the threat to Marisa's life. Just when they think that they are going to be
able to have the life together that they want Black Eagle and Marisa quickly
find out that the trouble they thought they were safe from comes to find
them again.

This story brings to life the beginning of the country during the French
Indian war. It also gives you a little better insight into the Mohawk
Indians which is very interesting to learn. It is nice to see Marisa grow
as a character as she learns more about a world that she has never been able
to understand before. She also gets her eyes open to what the world beyond
her own is truly like. If you like history this is a book that gives you a
nice peek into what they world at that time was like.

I give this one 4 red roses.

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