SKY WALKER TEHAWENNIHÁRHOS: CHARTER “Another highlight comes in the minor characters, who are brought to life in a multidimensional way that makes the Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos: Charter universe immersive and realistic. All characters leave a lasting impression, even those as tertiary as Miles Finlen, the tall, gruff barkeep who works tirelessly to maintain respect for… Read more …
1845-1846. Canada West.
Wild places. Mystic spaces.
‘Rich, vivid descriptions employ all the senses; they are one of the strongest aspects of the novel. A root is described as “as thick as a slinking python”; “a makeshift but colourfully patched tent … with a yellow sock-flag waving on the pole at the tent’s peak” appears at a fair. These details enrich the story and help build a world that’s undeniably intoxicating.’ Lillian Brown
Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos Charter is the final book of the Mohawk trilogy, which covers a year-in-the-life. 1845-46. The Grand River Navigation Company has many steamboats and rafts on the Grand River but the Navigation is in debt and has bankrupted the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy.
The company does not pay dividends nor give any return to investors.
Jeddah Golden, Jennet Ferguson and Squire Tehawennihárhos Davis scramble to secure their own finances. Each wishes, moreover, to make a lifestyle change.
Jeddah wants peace and quiet and a woman to love but he hunts for Bride Munny anyway, she who has run away from his farm in Uxbridge, north of Toronto.
Jennet wants to find Squire but at the same time she longs to turn into that woman, the brave soul who rises above a numbing winter existence on a Canadian farm.
The thought of owning land and taking his rightful place within the Six Nations Territory possesses Squire but to fulfill his dream he needs friends and allies. He wonders why Jennet has not answered his letter. Matters get resolved but not before each protagonist faces his or her demons in a time-honoured test of character.
Clarion rating for Charter ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
for Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos: Charter from Clarion Foreword Review
Adventure and romance.
The Mohawk Trilogy is a saga about outliers in the alien world of the mid-19th century, Upper Canada.
Weird Tit-for-tat: the game of our lives for ordinary people
Davis Hamlet or Davisville is on the farm of Mohawk Chief Thomas Tehonwawenkaragwen Davis. Currently the site of Laurier University and Professor Gary Warrick’s archaeological dig, Davisville is situated northwest of Ohsweken and Brantford, and south of Paris. Davisville is there some time before the European villages of Brantford or Paris exist. And before Davisville, Haudenosaunee… Read more …
In the midst of chaos, baby Isabella Davis is born. The year is 1860. Daughter of the Haudenosaunee’s Squire (Albert? Richard?) Davis (1825-1886) and Scottish immigrant Jennet/Jenett/Janet Ferguson Davis (1825-1905), Isabella has a steady and healthy existence for most of her adult life – but her early years have their share of tumult and shouting…. Read more …