Bright to the Wanderer Author:Bruce Lancaster Into the turbulent Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1837 young Gil Stensrood plunged, with the conviction that the corrupt clique (known as the Compact) then representing the Crown must be crushed. With a price on his head, Gil could only rely on the girl he loved and his Yankee cousin Josiah. But he played his part with full vigor -- as soldier, spy... more », prisoner of the Crown, and scout for William Lyon Mackenzie.
But Gil was only part of the grand and colorful Stensrood family. Grandfather Barnabas and Gil's father were Loyalist refugees from New York state. They and Gil, and all Stensrood men, were big and gentle, and tough when aroused. And as Barnabas said, "They always did marry pretty women."
The Canadian Rebellion was carried forward by the same driving force which had been behind the American Revolution -- the same fundamental urge with cements North America today. And from it, slowly, came Canada's Dominion status. Alive with romance, action, and scenes shifting from Toronto to Buffalo, Albany, and Quebec, this exciting novel expresses in concrete terms the jealousy with which free men eternally guard their rights.« less