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Just Published Will Poole’s Island

Posted on April 13, 2014

Tim Weed

New Meadow Plantation, His Majesty’s Connecticut Colonies, 1643.

In a walled English village crouched at the edge of a North American wilderness believed to be inhabited by monsters and devil-worshipping savages, Will Poole has a different way of thinking. He finds everything about his home confining and longs for the freedom of the untracked forest. While hunting a black she-wolf that has been raiding the plantation’s flocks, he encounters Squamiset, an English-speaking native who has a profound impact on his life. Will is reprimanded by John E. Rockingham, the formidable Governor of the plantation, for fraternizing with heathens. Ignoring the Governor’s warning, Will is caught and imprisoned along with a childhood friend accused of murder. When Squamiset rescues them and the three renegades flee Rockingham’s wrath, Will’s life takes a radical turn as he discovers that his fate is linked with the native people and his destiny is intertwined with the mystical spirits of the New World.

Will Poole’s Island is a tale of friendship, adventure, mystery, and wonder in which a young man discovers that he is destined for more than the narrow existence his culture and upbringing led him to expect.