Years after a devastating battle, Mahingan and his tribe struggle to recover a lost loved one.
Six years earlier in the fourteenth century, Mahingan and his tribe fought the Battle of the Falls against the Haudenosaunee. There were many losses, and Mahingan thought he had lost his wife, Wàbananang (Morning Star). But after the battle, he learned she was still alive, taken captive by the Haudenosaunee. Now on a desperate quest to rescue her, Mahingan and his small family are wintering north of the Ottawa River near present-day Lachute, Quebec. If they are to have any hope of recovering Wàbananang, though, they must first survive until spring.
At the same time, over 2,000 kilometres away in present-day New- foundland, events taking place will affect four Native tribes: Mahingan’s, a group of Mi’kmaq, a Beothuk group, and a band of Haudenosaunee warriors led by Mahingan’s old nemesis, Ò:nenhste Erhar (Corn Dog) — a fierce Mohawk War Chief and Wàbananang’s captor.
Along the way, Mahingan’s brother, Mitigomij, will reveal his true self and powers. Then, an influential Mi’kmaq legend puts a new, powerful twist on events, and threatens to send things spiraling out of Mahingan’s control.
Rick Revelle was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, and raised the Odessa and Wilton areas. He is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. His first book was I Am Algonquin, the first Algonquin Quest novel. He lives in Glenburnie, Ontario.
An Algonguin Quest Novel
by Rick Revelle
AVAILABLE FROM YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKSELLER IN OCTOBER 2015
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I hope everyone is enjoying great weather where they are residing. Here in the Kingston Ontario area that I live (a small hamlet called Glenburnie) we are having one of the best September’s that I can recall. I have been golfing and canoeing almost every day in balmy 20 degree Celsius weather, (70’s F. for my American readers).
Only 22 days to October 10th until Dundurn Press releases my second novel of the Algonquin Quest Series; Algonquin Spring ,which is the follow-up to I Am Algonquin, for retail sales worldwide.
Meet new characters, travel to new lands, plus the introduction of two new Native languages, Mi´kmaq and Mohawk, loose ends tied up and new ones unravel. In addition we will find out some secrets about a shape-shifter.
I was pleasantly surprised when on July 1st of this year CBC Radio selected I Am Algonquin as one of the top 100 Young Adult books that make you proud to be a Canadian.
On Saturday September 16th I will be at the Napanee Culture Days Celebration reading from both of my novels I Am Algonquin and Algonquin Spring from 2 to 3 PM at Ellena’s Café 16 Dundas Street East Napanee Ontario. Limited copies of both books will be available for sale that day.
Book signing dates:
1) Thursday October 15th From 4 to 6 PM – Chatham Ontario at the Coles Book Store, 100 King Street West at the Chatham Downtown Mall.
2) Sunday October 18th From 4 to 6 PM – Novel Idea 156 Princess Street Kingston Ontario
3) Belleville Chapters–TBA
4) Brockville Coles – TBA
1) Aboriginal Voices CFRC 101.9 FM on your radio and internet on Tuesday September 22nd between 6 and 7 PM.
2) All In A Day CBC Radio sometime the during the 1st week of October.
1) WS Daily CKWS TV on Wednesday September 30th between 5 and 6 PM. Channel 334 on Shaw Satellite, Bell Satellite 223.
I have said this before but it is worth repeating. I am very thankful to Marti Ford a school superintendent with the Frontier School Board in Manitoba for introducing I Am Algonquinto her students. I am even happier that the students enjoyed the book immensely. The Frontier Board is the largest school board in Manitoba.
If you are interested in trying to win one of ten copies of Algonquin Spring from Goodreads please go to this link and apply.
Algonquin Spring will be sold at all major book stores in Canada and the USA, plus Europe. Also available at Amazon and in e-book format.
I am currently writing the 3rd book of the series Algonquin Pursuit which will have surviving characters from the previous two novels and two new Native nations, the Lakota and Anishinaabe.
Please find below Chapter 5 from Algonquin Spring. Enjoy!
Finally if you find this newsletter an inconvenience to your busy day, please drop me a line and I will remove your name from the list.
Just remember, reading is the theater of the mind!