Oh my, how history could turn! One little event (described by Flint in his afterword) could have made a huge difference in American history - and Canadian. This alternate history takes us back to The War of 1812 in which Canada (essentially, Britain helped :) ) beat the US of A. However, one small event could have led to a much different outcome.
This was the first of Mr. Flint's books I have read. I found it to be very good with complex well developed characters, historically accurate to their beliefs and views for those who really lived, and in the vein of the best Turtledove stories too. The events and the course change history makes is believable and it's very interesting. Knowing there's a sequel (1824: The Arkansas War - I bought both at the same time and read them back-to-back) definitely kept me interested to the end. The action is fast paced, the politics is well described and not laborious and overall this (and the sequel) are very well written books. Bring on the further story!
Insightful commentary into the War of 1812 era. One has an empathetic approach particularly to indigenous perspectives but not at the cost of how Americans themselves thought of the issues at the time. Worth reading.