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Jean and his friend, Louis, both 15, leave Louisiana in 1761 with Jean's father to return the remains of his mother and younger brother to the family graveyard in Acadie. When the father dies before reaching Acadie, they must finish the dangerous journey alone. Beset by dangers along the way, they must face the wrath of a Seneca warrior who vows to kill them when they return. More

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About John Francois

John Francois lives in Louisiana. He has five novels, the most recent one titled Pontiac, which is a sequel of Carrier-of-Bones, an e-book. His other novels can be found and ordered from his website.
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Review by: Sharon E. Cathcart on Aug. 18, 2012 :
Jean-Claude and Louis are two Cajun boys who agree to return from what is now Louisiana to Acadie (Nova Scotia) to re-inter Jean's mother and baby brother's remains, during the late 1760s.

Along the way, they meet up with numerous trappers and military folk during their journey up the Ohio Valley. They are eventually adopted into the Seneca tribe of Iroquois -- which puts them in a rather unique position during the French and Indian wars that predated the American Revolution.

John Francois brings us right into this world with well-rounded characters and stunningly described locations. It's quite evident that Francois has done extensive research not only on events and places, but also on all of the cultures discussed in the tale.

Highly recommend.

Congratulations to the author on being a finalist in the Global eBook Awards.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Dolores A McCabe on July 05, 2012 :
This book has depth and reliable research behind it. Carrier-of-Bones is the name the Indians give to Jean-Claude, who embarks upon a grueling and hazardous journey to Acadia to honor the wishes of his deceased mother that she and her daughter be interred in the family plot. The setting is shortly after the French and Indian War, a terrifying epoch in AMerican history when settlers were taking over tribal lands and the Indians were retaliating. Jean-Claude loses his father to consumption and bravelyh continues the journey until he arrives at his destination. This compelling tale takes an unflinching look at frontier life and the interests that formed their bloody rivalry for America.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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