The Reckoner Trilogy, Book 1


Screen Shot 2017-08-31 at 9.06.17 AMSTRANGERS: The Reckoner, Book 1

SKU: 978-1-55379-676-3

Category: Young Adult Novel


When Cole Harper is compelled to return to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of shocking murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the residents, and reemerging questions about Cole’s role in the tragedy that drove him away 10 years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost, and his two oldest friends, Cole tries to figure out his purpose, and unravel the mysteries he left behind a decade ago. Will he find the answers in time to save his community?

Strangers is the first novel in The Reckoner, a series by David Alexander Robertson, award–winning writer and author of HighWater Press’ acclaimed children’s book When We Were Alone.

Strangers has it all—vivid and imaginatively crafted characters, a propulsive and energetic plot, brilliant dialogue, and a series of mysteries that make us think in a new way about the world we inhabit. The story skillfully unfolds, and the characters—the spirit beings and the human ones—are utterly convincing. This book is a page turner and lingers in the memory. The story will resonate with and enthrall everyone, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers.

—Warren Cariou, Canada Research Chair and Director, Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, University of Manitoba



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