So readable just as an adventure story on its own, Across the Great Sparkling Water (the body of water later to be known as Lake Ontario) is fascinating in that it tells so much about the customs of the time, and the day to day living - and yes, yes, it made me want to go back in time and live amongst them, as all good historical fiction should do. A time and place when life was lived according to the rules of nature only, but with civilised regimes set in place for the efficient survival of communities.
There are other terrific characters in this story: Tekeni, from the first book, a young man who accompanies Two Rivers on his journey; Onheda, a fierce and independent young woman trying to return from a kind captivity to her own people; Hionhwatha, the strong, proud, displaced leader of the Onondaga people, and Jikonsahseh, a wise old woman.
This is an excellent series, so well written and easy to read and sometimes quite amusing, too. I can't recommend it too highly, and I am just off to Amazon to buy the next one!
THE GREAT LAW OF PEACE (part 3 of the series) by Zoe Saadia reviewed HERE
THE HIGHLANDER by Zoe Saadia reviewed HERE