“When Wolf Comes” is well researched. Time and again I found myself lost in time and imagining the beauty of the northwest. The wonder of it’s people and their means of survival. I haven’t read much into this time period or the tribes that inhabited the northwest but Pappas leads the reader expertly through the complexities of both it’s cultural and natural wonders.
Historical adventure, 1801. A survivor from an attack on a trade ship is sold as a slave to the Makah tribe of the Northwest Washington Coast. In a beautiful hostile land of people with strange spiritual ways he will become teacher and student, find friendship and even love, and realize escape comes in many guises, and survival is not always as simple as saving your own life.
Pappas did amazing research for this book and it's clear he wove history and fiction as close to as real as he could get. When I read novels like this, it's important to me that the author stays close to what that time period was really like. I want to time travel to that time with your words. I want the people to look and act like they really would have. Pappas did an outstanding job. I came away feeling like I learned a lot and that's exactly what I wanted.
After they had eaten their ponies and dogs, and their babies cried out in the night from hunger, the Dakota went to war against the United States of America.
This was a great sequel to "Cry Of The Sea". Juniper has found herself entangled with yet another mythical creature/spirit. The woods come alive (literally) in this novel. This thousand year old tree has a mind of it's own and has decided it likes Juniper and plans to keep her.
I'll let you in on a little secret about me.....I LOVE MERMAIDS! I hope beyond all hope that some where out there they really do exist. I will straight up devour any story about mermaids. So, naturally the realistic descriptions of the mermaids in this book had me foaming at the mouth.