Review of The Border Covenant

The Border Covenant:
A Tale of the French and Indian War

by Hugh C. Griffith

I have been trying to read as much as I can about the French and Indian war lately and this time I decided to try some Historical Fiction.

This book is about a couple of Rangers that track an Abanaki Indian party through New England and Quebec. They end up smack dab in the middle of the siege of Quebec city. They meet some of the main players in the War and lots of stock characters along the way.

Much of the dialog is in period flavor and can be somewhat of a tough read. There are some glaring editing issues, but you can get past those

In general this book is pure popcorn, and doesn’t bring anything new to the table. If you already enjoy the period, this book might help to flesh it out for you. I managed to finish the book, but I was looking forward to my next book about half the way through this one.

If you have a full plate, this isn’t the book for you. But if you have a deep interest in the period and are looking for something different to read, give it a try…maybe.

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2 Responses to Review of The Border Covenant

  1. Ray May 4, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    I’m painting up FIW figures myself at the moment, and like you i’m reading loads on the period, I’ll look this book up, thanks!!

    • Rusti May 4, 2011 at 11:53 am #

      Glad I could help. I love your blog, drop a note here when you’ve got some to show!

      edit: Just checked and saw some new figs up!

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