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The Resource River of porcupines, G.K. Aalborg

River of porcupines, G.K. Aalborg

Label
River of porcupines
Title
River of porcupines
Statement of responsibility
G.K. Aalborg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fur trade employee Garth Cameron is charged with taking Ilona Baptiste--a lovely and much-desired Métis maiden who could become the catalyst for a bloody trade war between his own North-West Company and the more powerful Hudson's Bay Company--to a place of safety down-river from the Rocky Mountain House trading post. The journey is barely begun when the girl is shot, apparently by enemy Cree, then somehow rescued by the brutal H.B.C. woods boss Louis Savard, who has claimed her. Garth is accused of having abandoned her. Savard falls out with is own people and flees, taking Ilona with him and leading Garth on a pursuit through hostile, trackless wilderness, north along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Ilona must face the perils of Savard and his half-breed henchmen, Indian attacks, capture and escape and recapture, and, when Garth and Savard meet in battle near the mighty falls of the Kakwa (Porcupine) River, her worst of all possible fates seems assured before she manages her own escape and--eventually--Garth's rescue from near death. Believing Savard to be dead, they make their return to Rocky Mountain House, only to find their feelings for each other tainted by Ilona's unplanned pregnancy and unexpected complications. When Savard returns as if from the dead, heading an Indian uprising that threatens Rocky Mountain House, it falls to Garth Cameron to fight and finally conquer the evil menace that has threatened both their lives for so long"--
Character
Award
Spur Awards, Best Western Historical Novel, 2019.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10797049
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aalborg, Gordon
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fur traders
  • Rescues
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Rescues
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Fur traders
  • Rocky Mountains
Label
River of porcupines, G.K. Aalborg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031042192
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781432838157
Lccn
2018014288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031042192
Label
River of porcupines, G.K. Aalborg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031042192
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781432838157
Lccn
2018014288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031042192

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