Publish date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Pages no: 501
Edition language: English
Oh dear.I don't deny that this tale of the first encounters between the Jesuit priests and the Huron and Iroquois is well written. Not at all. Nor do I deny that it's well-researched, or that it provides a much-needed alternative point of view to the account of the first contact that we all know, di...
Let me start my review by saying that this book is amazing. But at the same time I have to issue a trigger warning, because this novel contains a fair amount of torture scenes and sexual violence (I will come back to this further on in my review). The Orenda tells the story of a Huron-Wendat warri...
Mitreißender "Clash of Civilizations" und ein spannender Abschnitt kanadischer Geschichte. Die Rezension in voller Länge gibt es hier.
Joseph Boyden’s powerful historical war novel, Orenda, takes place in the mid-1600 in Lower Canada when First Nations tribes and French Jesuit priests collided with each other in their quest for supremacy. Like all wars then and now, battles were won and lost with gratuitous violence and cruelty. Th...
In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl’s captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. Years have passed since the murder of his family, and yet they are nev...