The Adventures of Radisson 2: Back to the New World (Paperback)
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This is book number 2 in the The Adventures of Radisson series.
The next installment in the series, this book follows the young, 17th-century explorer Pierre-Esprit Radisson from North America to France and back, with plenty of excitement along the way
After spending two years with his new Iroquois family, Radisson escapes and sails across the Atlantic to Holland before boarding ship to head down the west coast of France. Using his wits and the skills picked up in the New World (present-day Canada), he makes his way up the Loire and arrives in Paris. But war for the succession of the king of France has razed the faubourg where he had lived with his family. So Radisson agrees to sign on with the Jesuits who are intent on evangelizing the New World. His return to the St. Lawrence Valley means assuming responsibility for his past, but also honoring his commitment to the. The New World is rife with challenge and conflict as cultures and economies collide. His mastery of the Mohawk language and knowledge of their culture make him a much-needed strategist and diplomat as plans are hatched to establish a new mission in the heart of Iroquois territory, which until recently was home to New France’s mortal enemy.
About the Author
Martin Fournier is a historian and the author of several books, including the Adventures of Radisson series. He is a former history professor at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and the recipient of the Governor General’s Award. He lives in Quebec City, Quebec.
“A welcome addition to Canadian YA historical fiction . . . this novel has the potential to convey some of the rich history of Iroquois culture and envelop readers in Radisson’s adventures.” —Resource Links
“Radisson’s adventures in the Canadian wilderness are vividly portrayed . . . This fast-paced historical novel is based on his eventful life.” —VOYA magazine
“This is a piece of literary work that brings storytelling to new heights. . . . A fantastic read about the unknown ‘New World’ that will captivate readers from start to finish.” —Jeanbooknerd.com