A dark and brutal frontier.
An unlikely friendship.
And sacrifice - the only currency to barter with time or death.
At the Battle of Sheriffmuir, as his brother dies in his arms, Cornelius Campbell pledges a new life on the contested New England frontier. In the spring of 1722, he settles with his wife and daughter in the remote New Hampshire province, unprepared for circumstances he faces. Despite the conflicts between the English and the Abenakis, he builds trust with Chocorua, a Pequawket, whose family isolates from hostilities yet remain tormented by the suffering their loved ones have endured.
Determined to live peacefully, their friendship offers a beacon of light on a dark and brutal frontier - a light that shines all the brighter for the growing affections between their strong-willed children.
The Province of Massachusetts Bay prepares to quell the strife between the Abenakis and the French agitators by sending allies to intervene while simultaneously enacting the Scalp Act. Among the enlisted are two outcasts from Portsmouth, Micah and Tom Puddle, who leave a trail of misery in their wake on a misguided path to redemption. Amid the violence that inevitably follows, grievous losses and treacherous acts further spawn chaos, setting Cornelius against Chocorua as he fights to unravel the clues to save his family.
Based on a legend in New Hampshire folklore, Carved in Granite weaves a tale of hope forged from friendship, of the binding promise of young love and of sacrifice - the only currency with which death and time will barter.
Author: Jeremy Osgood Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 255Publisher: Jeremy OsgoodPublication Date: 2020-09-03