This is a good diversionary and a fast paced read. There are a couple really good characters, but the others, including the main characters could use a little something more so they aren't tending toward the stereotypical roles. But in all fairness, the characters fit the time they are placed in. It is set in New France (Canada) right before the 1702-03 small pox epidemic, and is a nice alternative to ones set in colonial America. While it has good bones, the story is lacking a little something extra to make it a really good story for me. 3.5-4 starsI recieved this from the author for review.