To the Ends of the Earth: The Last Journey of Lewis & Clark
St. Louis, 1809. Three years after the triumphal return of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meriwether Lewis never felt less like a hero. Trapped in a thankless political job, he's drinking too much and spending money like there's no tomorrow. When he's called to a mysterious meeting, Lewis hopes for a new adventure that will turn his life around. Instead, he finds himself...more
Second, the main characters are not caricatures - they are multi-faceted (with one exception, I would say); they are good men, with some "warts." It makes it that more believable.
Third - speaking of "believability" - that was indeed the best part of the book for me, from beginning to end...it was authentic! That authenticity is...more
The author brings them to life and his speculations are very convincing. If you like history as much as I do, you will really like this well-written novel.
Frances Hunter is the pen name of two sisters, Mary Clare and Elizabeth Clare, who have put their lifelong love of storytelling to work writing historical fiction. They live in Austin, Texas. For their first novel, To the Ends of the Earth: The Last Journey of Lewis & Clark, they conducted extensive historical research and traveled the entire route of the journey d...more