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Bone Rattler by Eliot Pattison
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Apr 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, nook-book
Recommended to Liz by: barnes and nobles free nookbook
Recommended for: historical fiction lovers
Read from April 06 to 12, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** This was a great story about a Scottish man charged with a crime and is sold into slavery. He was sold into slavery to the Ramsey Company and was on board a ship for the Americas. Some of his friends on board are murdered as they try to convey a message. They were trying to pass it down to Duncan. He was given a bunch of random sayings, clues, and objects to decode. He is completely clueless. Then one day he saves an angel on board the ship. Afterwards, he is locked in the hold with a female who keeps chanting undicepherable things. Prior to landing he is given the job of school master for the 3 Ramsey children. He learns about the girl he saved was the supposedly dimented daughter of Ramsey, named Sarah. Soon after arriving in New York colony, they leave for Edentown. Once their, more deaths occur. Indian attacks are rampant. As time passes, he learns what is wrong with Sarah, she was captured by the Indians as a young girl. Duncan starts piecing the clues together, and is given the opportunity to flee when Sarah is abducted by the Indians again. Duncan meets a great Indian, and travels to Stony Run where the end of the world is supposed to happen. All hell breaks loose when Ramsey's company collides with the Indians, with Jamie's (Duncan's brother) escaped rangers, and some of the army. A famous, spiritual tree is destroyed and a great Indian dies along with some of Ramsey's men. Once arriving back in Edentown, Duncan is on trial for escaping. However it is all turned around by Sarah and she sets him free, and takes over the running of Edentown. He father is no longer in charge, and sends him away. Duncan is given leave to go find his brother, and to be free.

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