Reviews"Myeerah...is expertly placed to interact with several historical personages and provides an engaging account of early Canadian history...Her...compelling story and character arc stand at the heart of the novel...Exquisite historical detail...Excellent novel."—J. A. Beard, Good Book... show more
Reviews"Myeerah...is expertly placed to interact with several historical personages and provides an engaging account of early Canadian history...Her...compelling story and character arc stand at the heart of the novel...Exquisite historical detail...Excellent novel."—J. A. Beard, Good Book Alert"I read Cartier's Ring cover to cover—right through the night, in fact—for the simple reason that I couldn't put it down. Pearson Moore has given us lasting love, bloody war and a clash of cultures set on the high seas... and in the incomprehensibly vast wilderness of 17th century Canada...and leaves his readers dying to know what happens next...Cartier's Ring is a superbly researched, marvelously written book, and I can't wait for the sequel."—Paula Cohen, bestselling author of Gramercy Park“This is a fascinating story with very beautifully integrated historical research. I recommend it to any fan of historical fiction.” 4 1/2 Stars—J. R. Tomlin, Writing And More“Myeerah is the real heroine, a young girl...who’s forced to grow up very quickly...I’m not ashamed to say that a few times I had a lump in my throat as I read. Moore has brought to life a period of history...I could almost feel...the camps and forests and ships. The battle of the characters became my battle, too. From the first page to the last, the story is gripping. A tale of love, of family, of honor and of power, it’s fitting tribute to the birth of a nation.”—Barbara Elsborg, bestselling author of StrangersAbout the novel:She is healer, hunter, warrior. Her strength will inspire generations. Her courage will found a nation. Experience history as never before. See the history of North America through the eyes of the woman who lived and breathed it: Myeerah of Hawk Clan, Matriarch to a nation."Only men have dreams such as this, not girls. Not the daughter of a slave." So begins an adventure that will span eight decades across two continents and dozens of historical figures. From swashbuckling pirates on the high seas to the slave traders of Mexico, to the genocidal wars of North America, Pearson Moore engages from the very first page, using a vibrant prose style that captivates the imagination, and the heart.Twelve years of intensive research went into building the rich historical background for Cartier's Ring, including dozens of trips to Québec, Montréal, Upstate New York, and Midland, Ontario. But it is the emotional depth of Myeerah's story that brings the novel to life. You will feel her pain as she is beaten and enslaved, touch her tear-streaked face as she witnesses the ritual torture and execution of her brother, share in her joy as she overcomes deprivation and starvation, and cheer when she vanquishes her enemies.Using rarely-deployed but highly effective narrative devices, Moore immerses you in a strange world that is attractive in its humanity and intriguing in its statements about our common heritage and destiny. This novel is unabashed in its proclamation of feminine strength, courage, and tenacity. It is a rich and powerful testament to the ideals that founded a nation, and the indefatigable will of the women and men who shared a common vision. Most of all, this is Pearson Moore's tribute to a continent and a philosophy of life; his passion is evident on every page.Cartier's Ring is that rare creation that will change the way you think about the world, about your own country, and most of all, about what it means to be a vital contributor to family, culture, and country.