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Beware Mohawks Bearing Gifts

(Cove Chronicles #1)

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  8 reviews
It’s 1847, New York.

William Matthias Hallett is a fashionable dandy of the Manhattan social set. His life is laid out before him: a world of soirees, riches, and luxury. Yet all he wants to do is find an adventure so deliciously wicked that it will satiate his soul for an eternity.

Disguised in a lower-class manner, into the notorious Five Points he goes, seeking that
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Published October 21st 2019 by NineStar Press
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Joyfully Jay
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: camille
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

For clarity’s sake, allow me to point out a few facts about this story. First, this is a historical work that takes place in the 1850s or thereabouts. Second, this is a work of fiction and the author notes both in the front matter and at a few strategic points in the story itself that the American Revolutionary War has not occurred in the story as it did in the real world. Third, there are elements of science fiction in the abilities the Guardians and their foes,
E.M. Hamill
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! It had a very old-fashioned literary feel to it. I enjoyed the alternate history with a sovereign First People's nation (something that I found rather bittersweet, given that it is the way things should be and not as they are).
William is drawn into an adventure with his Mohawk roommate from college, Jacob, and the mysterious Joss, with whom William experiences a strange sense of deja vu whenever he's near. Soon embroiled in a brewing war of magic and mayhem with
Katelyn (Lost as Alice, Mad as the Hatter)
This is an alternate history tale of sorts that combines the Iroquois with 19th century steampunk. Add a dash of LBQT and you've got yourself an interesting start.

Long ago the Tiyanoga people were pretty much dropped smack in the middle of a family feud that involved to origin gods: one of the light and one of the dark. The god of light pretty much created all life in the world; whereas the dark god spent his days twisting and messing with it. Tired of the antics, our benevolent do-gooder of a
I wasn't entirely sure what to make of this book, to be honest. It had a lot of aspects I feel like I should have enjoyed a lot more than I did and I'm not entirely sure why. Things seem to move either too slow or too fast, bypassing that happy medium entirely but I don't think that was the reason I couldn't really connect with the characters.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of Beware Mohawks Bearing Gifts by SA Collins via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review. The world created by the author is fascinating and complex, as is the story. I enjoyed the important role of indigenous peoples and their cosmology as well as the various forms of magic woven into the narrative. William is an excellent choice of narrator, as he is both part Mohawk himself and part wealthy society scion. Much of the tale is true to ...more
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to read another book by SA Collins… as I didn’t enjoy the first book I read by this author. But! With this novel, I would say that Collins is in his wheelhouse! This is a fantastic tale with excellent world-building. More than anything, what I enjoyed most about this novel was that it was something I hadn’t read before in any way! It’s completely original and engaging and very well written!

William Matthias Hallett is a dandy living in Manhatten. One night he’s
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
William Hallett is bored. The dullness of his life makes him curious,and curiosity then convinces him that stalking the wrong people is a good idea. Only this time Will tries to eat more than he can chew,so to speak,when he finds himself in the middle of something beyond his understanding.

I confess I expected a book in which a rich ,spoiled man would get an a** whooping for not minding his own business. Instead Will gets to live an epic adventure, albeit his mind,body and soul are continually
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Beware Mohawks Bearing Gifts by SA Collins is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late October.

A declarative olde English origin tale of the Iroquois combined with that of a crisp, yet sensuous mid-19th century, first-person narrator, Hallett, in New York who overhears an otherworldly voice of a Native spirit in his head. Later, he's spurred into an adventure and erotic relationship with a similarly otherworldly compatriot, Josiah, which sates the spirit tremendously.
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As a co-host of the WROTE Podcast, SA Collins hails from the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his (legal) husband, their daughter and, wonder of all wonders because he only just broke 50, a whirlwind of a granddaughter. Their home is filled with laughter and love. A classically trained singer, and a theater actor for many years (under another name), Mr. Collins is all about the story ...more