I LOVED it!
The story is rich in description and adventure. I also couldn't help but develop a fondness for some of the characters very quickly, and a strong dislike for others, just as fast. Throughout the story, inside I was cheering for my new friends successes, and anxious when they faced their challenges.
Mr. Lupo managed to pull together and unite people of diverse color and culture to the pursuit of one cause, freedom. A wonderful job by the author of letting it ring, and a reminder that it has always been purchased with great sacrifice.
I've never spent much time in Savannah. However, by the middle of the book, I was ready to pack up and go exploring! I've also developed an even greater respect for the original families who made their lives there, and how they struggled to flourish, as well as for the struggles Native Americans lost when the Europeans arrived on their beaches.
I also liked that the author provided information at the end of the story, defining fact from fiction.
I must also point out that although it's a wonderful adventure story, I'd not recommend this version for younger readers, or adults, who find adult situations and language offensive. The story is not filled with these situations, however, there are a few instances where they appear in the novel.
That aside, it was a wonderful read, and well worth the purchase.
My regret was when the story ended, so, I'm hoping for a sequel.