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Axton Landing (Adirondack Trilogy)
In the winter of 1858, disease and death stalk the lumberjacks in the logging camp at Axton Landing in the Adirondack Mountains. Facing the harsh conditions, Cyrus Carter and Jared Mason forge a lasting friendship despite disagreeing on how the plight of the jacks can be improved. An unusual love triangle and the kidnapping of a fugitive slave add to the suspense of this ...more
(first published December 12th 2011)
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The story and writing weren't so bad, but suffer from common problems with some historical fiction. The dialogue did not ring true at times -too contemporary. The same goes for the lead characters sensibilities. And this leads to the books greatest weakness in my view - the protagonists are a bit too vanilla. There is a lack of depth and quality. Still, the book reads easily and tells an engaging story. Most significantly, the story is set in the Adirondacks and the descriptions of place are ...more