“Patricia Kortland recreates the early years of Canada following Confederation and the role played by the newly formed North West Mounted Police in shaping the Canadian West.
Through her Narrator, Edward Pape and his friend tom, we experience firsthand the journey across uninhabited country, often in adverse weather conditions. we meet many different travelers and residents: settlers, Metis farmers and workers, members of 5 native tribes, american whiskey traders and peace makers. And we take part in real conflicts and encounter famous historical figures.
Kortland’s well-researched narrative enables us to relive these colourful years of our beginnings as a country and the developing of our national identity.”
– Dr. Catherine McLay,
Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary