Happy Thanksgiving, friends & family! I timed the release of my newest novel to coincide with the Thanksgiving Holiday. Native Americans were a tremendous part of the 1st feast as they taught and supported the earliest colonists. Unfortunately, their generosity and caring was crushed by demands for land and racist attitudes. I believe you will enjoy this novel’s stark look at the events in the years that followed that 1st Thanksgiving. Cherokee Talisman has been endorsed by the Chief of the modern-day Cherokee Nation for its representation of the Cherokee and the accuracy of events. I was humbled by Chief Bill John Baker as he penned the foreword.
Thank you for your past support & sharing these links with your family & friends during this special time of year. I believe we can watch together as Cherokee Talisman reaches the top of the Amazon charts with a concerted effort in these next few days. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Cherokee Talisman by David-Michael Harding Released November 21st, 2012!
They were blood-thirsty savages – superstitious, dirty animals.
They were thieves and killers who burned houses to the ground and kidnapped women and children.
They were protectors of a Nation – guerrilla fighters serving their country.
They were husbands and fathers who built homes in lush valleys for their families.
They were – the same men.
In 1775 perspective came with the color of your skin.
An orphan boy, Totsuhwa, is taken under the wing of legendary Cherokee war chief Tsi’yugunsini, the Dragon. But even under a dragon’s wing isn’t safe when a covetous nation forms around them.
Amid the battles, Totsuhwa fights the reoccurring pain of loss until he meets Galegi, who becomes his wife. Trying to raise their son in a peace the new world won’t allow, they teach him the strictest Cherokee traditions while white assimilation, encroachment, and treachery grows. General Andrew Jackson wages war against tribes across the southeast and the toll is high. With his people gradually losing everything, Totsuhwa must find a way to save his family — and the Cherokee Nation — before all is lost.
Cherokee Talisman recreates the neglected history that existed when one nation was born and another almost died.
“Cherokee Talisman brings to life characters from our history and through a flare for fiction and historical research, Harding tells their story. Cherokees that might be painted by racist misconceptions as blood thirsty savages are humanized by Harding, making them heroes of a very real time. History is written by the victorious, but when almost forgotten historical characters are brought to life they are preserved for the ages, and in this preservation David-Michael Harding has succeeded.” – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker Foreword by Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker
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