Monday, March 5, 2012
The Night of the Cossack
I've just finished reading this fascinating novel by Tom Blubaugh. If you enjoy a riveting read then you won't be disappointed. From the opening paragraph, the reader feels the cold, the despair and uncertainty of the hero, Nathan (aka Stepan, aka Ivan). Mr. Blubaugh has certainly done his research. Throughout the 'adventure' he describes vivid scenes, places, people and the emotions of his characters with great skill. Imagine being kidnapped and forced to convert by the sword and then accepting one's fate. I liked Nathan. He is kind, brave and honorable. He is unjustly accused of a crime and is forced to flee. I felt I was with Nathan in spirit, throughout his ordeals and hardships. - Well done, Tom, you have created a fine character.