I have enjoyed plenty reading this book, eventhough I have not finished it yet, I already went ahead and got the next book of this 5 series books. History is one of my favorite subjects. What I love about this book is how detailed it is in describing what the founders were confronting as they were visting these territories for the first time. It starts covering from the time the Vikings set foot in this area, their motives, and their efforts in colonizing this area followed by the French and other European powers trying to find that route into Asia. It is very interesting to see how the colonization takes place. What has striked the most thus far is the mortality rate that the colonists had to endure during the winters. Other unexpected events were that even back then, there were surprisingly "warm" winters with first snows occuring in late December ... wow! This is why I'm enjoying this book so much, I would like to add to that, that eventhough french is not my native language (but am learning fast) I'm still totally hooked with this book. Cant wait to get the remaning 3 series.
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