Welcome to the Stonechild Chronicles web page. Why the Stonechild Chronicles? Probably reaction. A reaction intended to right a few historical wrongs. Historical wrongs in my mind at least.
I begin with the early history of North America. A history where a few Europeans are given full credit for the exploration of a continent and those aboriginal guides familiar with the terrain are virtually ignored. Often not even named. In Russell Stonechild we have an individual who exemplifies many traits necessary to aboriginal survival. His heroic characteristics are meant as a partial tip of the hat to the real first explorers of the continent.
We are all fascinated by prodigies. Piano prodigies. Chess Prodigies. Language prodigies. Innate genius leaps boundaries of race, culture and class. Russell Stonechild, a young Cree enters the world as a language prodigy. This gift, added to his skills as a woodsman prepare the way for extra-ordinary adventures.
For most readers today it would appear as though the United States won the Second World War all on its own. The bulk of historical fiction ignores many facts. Facts such as the manner in which the United States stood by as a bystander during the first three years of warfare. Facts of its action as war profiteer during those same three years of draining the treasuries of the British Empire while taking credit for the role of supportive cheerleader.