" I admit, I did not read this book with the intention of deeper meanings. With that said I quite enjoyed this book as Cooper writes a simple story filled with details, and knowledge of frontier life. This is not the ACTION frontier, but seemingly more realistic where the heroes are great but not without faults, the enemies are both horrid and kind, and there is a wide range of characters. A good read for anyone who enjoys a realistic image of frontier living. "
— Christina, 2/15/2014