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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Losing St. Christopher: Second book in the Cherokee Triology now available for lovers of Native American history.
Earlier I reviewed David-Michael Harding's first book in his Cherokee Nation history triology, The Cherokee Talisman. The second book, Losing St. Christopher is now available and lovers of Cherokee history, earlly American history, and Native American history should grab a copy as soon as possible.
In this second book, Totsuwah, the shamanof the Cherokee Nation, struggles against the assimilation of his people into the white man's world. The colonists, along with Cherokee who are trying to bridge both worlds, see him as a threat. When his visions show him the future, his heart is troubled. Chancellor, his son, takes a white wife. Totsuwah's fears seem realized. Cultural and family conflicts erupt when Totsuhwa’s only grandchild is forced onto the Trail of Tears. What follows is heart wrentching as love fights for survival.
Losing St. Christopher will educate readers while entertaining them.This is a story of culture, inner conflict and the evolution of a nation. With vivid descriptions and engaging characters, I highly recommend this book. It is not an easy read. It is not a quick reak, but it is a powerful read.
From the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation comes this:
“Cherokee Talisman brings to life characters from our history and through a flare for fiction and historical research, Harding tells their story. Cherokees that might be painted by racist misconceptions as blood thirsty savages are humanized by Harding, making them heroes of a very real time. History is written by the victorious, but when almost forgotten historical characters are brought to life they are preserved for the ages, and in this preservation David-Michael Harding has succeeded.” - Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker