Publication Date: April 19, 2016
ARC copy from author and Waterbrook Multnomah
“It is a thing to think long about, the consequences of one act that follow many down the paths they take to escape it, driving them like the lashes of a gauntlet.”
-From a story of an Indian warrior
A Flight of Arrows continues the Pathfinder series, an epic tale that encompasses stolen children, imprudent love choices, and friendship and faith so deep it knows no bounds. With two sons on opposite sides fighting the ongoing, ever closer battles of the Revolution along the Mohawk Valley in New York, the Oneida Indian named Stone Thrower has much on his mind as spring leads into the summer of 1777.
Prior to departing for the war one son, Two Hawks, tries but fails to adjust to living among the white men at Schenectady in order to further his relationship with Anna Catherine Aubrey. Soon he finds himself scouting for the rebels in order to find his missing brother, William. Stone Thrower and Reginald Aubrey share a vow to try and find the missing son who is fighting for the enemy. As they join the hunt after Two Hawks sights William, the story intensifies along with the fighting. Bonds of family and friendship unlike any they could have imagined are forged and tested.
As the men make their way to the battlefront, Anna Catherine and the women in her life, Lydia McClaren, her mentor and friend who has loved Reginald for years, and Good Voice, Two Hawks’ mother and Stone Thrower’s wife, are left to continue their daily lives and care for those remaining behind. Their stories of acceptance, faith, and love are heartening as they learn to really care for each other in new ways as their lives become further enmeshed.
Throughout the novel, the characters undergo a transformational experience in their life that changes them forever. The theme in this novel stands strong as one in which God orchestrates all things to work for the good of those who love him, even in difficult times when we least expect it. The events that led to the ending of this story touched me as the reader in a very deep and profound way. Redemption and grace shine through the pages of author Lori Benton’s story. A truly inspirational read!
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This ARC copy was received from Lori Benton and Walter Multnomah in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.