#8 – The Raven’s Gift – Don Rearden

John Morgan and his wife can barely contain their excitement upon arriving as new teachers in a Yupik Inuit village on the windswept Alaskan tundra.

Lured north in search of adventure, the idealistic couple hope to immerse themselves in the ancient Arctic culture.

Their move proves disastrous when a deadly epidemic strikes and the isolated community descends into total chaos.

When outside help fails to arrive, John’s only hope lies in escaping the snowcovered tundra and the hunger of the other survivors.

His thousand-mile trek across the Alaskan wilderness grows more improbable when he encounters a blind Inuit girl and an elderly woman. The two need his protection from those who would harm them, and he needs their knowledge of the terrain and their companionship to survive.

The harsh journey and constant danger push him beyond his limits as he discovers a new sense of hope and the possibility of loving again. – Publishers Website

I absolutely loved this book.  Written with both zeal and determination, the author sets you right next to the people who are attempting to be rescued from the most horrific scene imaginable.  From being hunted by someone who wants to find the children that did escape to be able to carry on the traditions and cultural mores that have been passed down generation to generation.  Heartfelt, heartbroken, being hunted in the vastness of Alaska’s tundra, is the one thing that you will experience as if you are there yourself.

Penguin

Don’s Website

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