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Language of the Bear

(Tomahawk and Saber #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  10 reviews
In the hostile wilderness of Colonial America, a young Native American warrior and a British officer are forced into a secret assassination mission.

With war rumbling on the horizon, Lieutenant Hugh Pyke arrives in the Pennsylvania Colony hoping to prove himself against the French. Instead, he finds himself blackmailed into a dishonorable mission to assassinate the cousin
Paperback, 260 pages
Published July 2015 by Calhoun Publishing (first published May 8th 2015)
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This is not my usual genre of book, but how in the world do you turn down a book about an English colonist and a Native American going on an assassination mission?! Such an interesting concept in my opinion, and the writing style was generally enjoyable which isn’t always so in books with multiple authors. Green and Ronan did a good job of working their styles together
Viviane Crystal
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
An English soldier, Lieutenant Hugh Pike, and a Native American Susquehannock warrior, Wolf Tongue (named as Isaac for a Christian name although he is clearly not a Christian), are thrown together on a mission. They are both disconcerted by the ultimate act they must commit – the assassination of a violent, capable killer who is trying to recruit fighters to defeat the English. Sounds simple, but it’s anything but easy!
To begin with both men have asked for a prize for the risk and completion of
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Language of the Bear is a pretty good adventure novel set in pre-revolutionary war America. Lieutenant Hugh Pyke, newly arrived in the colonies is sent on an assassination mission together with a young susquehannock warrior, Wolf Tongue that is supposed to be his guide. While traveling to accomplish their mission, they meet european colonists and various native-american tribes such as the Lenape (the Delaware) who naturally think highly of William Penn (the novel is set during his son, Thoma ...more
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hmmm...this was a bit different from most historical fiction I've read. It's pre-Revolutionary War Colonial US times, and a young officer of the Crown is sent on an errand by his Commander...accompanied by a Native American guide. They are unlikely comrades-in-arms for a period, though rough circumstances and heinous villains soon alter their relationship to each other a bit.

As the book progressed I found I was more engaged with the characters, and the action is certainly exciting and suspensefu
Sheila Myers
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This novel, set during the Colonial period in America, has a fast moving, action-filled plot. The main characters: a British soldier named Pyke and Native American named Wolf Tongue, team up to track down a murderous revolutionary hiding out in the Pennsylvania wilderness with his band of rebels. Together they fight the weather, the rugged terrain, starvation and bodily injuries to accomplish their mission. The unlikely pair become friends and you can’t help but root for them throughout their ad ...more
Aug 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book via Member Giveaway Group.
Thank you.
I do enjoy the cover for the book, the photo do characterise the plot.
The plot takes the reader far away from nowadays, suburbian area - to 100 years back to Native American and British Army time. It tells about culturally different friendship development via dangerous and secret special mission, interesting and adventurous journey through the woods. The characters are perfectly built for their roles, each of main characters helds a backgr
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quentin Stewart
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An excellent colonial era story of an Englishman and a Native American being brought together to perform a secret mission for a colonel in the British Army. It shows how a friendship grows between two very different cultures when each learn that they have to depend on the other in tight circumstances. The story is a combination thriller and adventure with slight twists in the story that keeps the reader interested and wanting more. Pyke and Wolf Tongue play off of each other perfectly throughout ...more
J.B. Rockwell
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book based on the setting and subject matter alone. The Colonial Era (pre-Revolutionary War America) is a fascinating period in American history and the backdrop of rugged wilderness and sprawling frontier is perfect for this historical fantasy. The story itself is tight and engaging, filled with mystery and intrigue, and the relationship that develops between the main characters (a British soldier and a Native American warrior) keeps the pages turning. Highly recommend, especially ...more
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Nathanael Green is an assistant professor, freelance copywriter, and novelist, among other unmentionable things, living in upstate New York.

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