This book has an epilogue with brief information related to history covered in the book. A readers guide and supplemental material related to the author's experiences as well as additional sources, both websites and books, for futher study for educators and general readers will be found on the author's website. The author has two websites under construction: judithguskin.com as well as wonderspirit.com.
This novel is set in tumultuous times 1630-1677 in colonial New England and London. In the beginning there was peaceful co-existence between the English colonists and the Native American Nations. Comfort Bradford, the daughter of the Governor of Plymouth, is friends with her Wampanoag neighbors; she speaks their language and respects their culture. Decades later her friend Metacom leads his people and other tribes in a united effort against the colonies. It was a war that almost destroyed all New England towns and native villages. Why did this war happen? Was it a just war?