Blood Brothers In Louisbourg

Philip Roy

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ISBN: 9781897009727

Blood Brothers In Louisbourg

  Author:   Philip Roy    
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

As the son of an officer, Jacques was expected to pursue a career in the military. In the spring of 1744, at the age of fifteen, Jacques and his father leave France for Louisbourg, the French capital of Île Royale, where Jacques is to learn the military arts –a far cry from his books and music and the comforts of his mother’s home.

In the Acadian forests that surround the French fortress of Louisbourg, a young Mi’kmaw man named Two-feathers watches the strange comings and goings of soldiers and citizens. Two-feathers is hoping to hind his father who, he has been told, is an important man among the French –they have never met.

From his discreet camp outside the walls of the fortress, Two-feathers watches believing that he will know his father when he sees him. At night, he moves silently about the city, including the Governor’s apartments, where he befriends a beautiful young French woman.

Jacques’ life in Louisbourg is a curious mixture of military duties and visits the Governor’s apartments where he teaches the daughter of a visiting merchant to play the violoncello.

The two young men follow very different paths –one formally educated and refined, the other curious and skillful –both seeking to understand their father. Their paths and their worlds collide during the violent siege by the British forces in 1745.  

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781897009727
Item CB0095
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published on August 1 2012
Language eng
Pages 142
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight165(g)
Philip Roy was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and currently resides in St. Mary's, Ontario. Roy continues to write adventurous and young adult novels focusing on social, environmental, and global issues. Philip spends his time composing music as well as traveling and running in the woods and countryside.