Into the Americas

Into the Americas

INTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story) is a gritty, real-life adventure based on one of history’s greatest survival stories. It was inspired by the diary entries of young English blacksmith John Jewitt during his time aboard the brigantine The Boston and also during his sojourn at Nootka Sound, on North America's western seaboard, from 1802 to 1805.

Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The World Duology and The Orphan Trilogy), INTO THE AMERICAS is a tale of two vastly different cultures – Indigenous North American and European civilization – colliding head on. It is also a Romeo and Juliet story set in the wilderness.

Nineteen year-old blacksmith John Jewitt is one of only two survivors after his crewmates clash with the fierce Mowachaht tribe in the Pacific Northwest. A life of slavery awaits John and his fellow survivor, a belligerent American sailmaker, in a village ruled by the iron fist of Maquina, the all-powerful chief. Desperate to taste freedom again, they make several doomed escape attempts over mountains and sea. Only their value to the tribe and John’s relationship with Maquina prevents their captors from killing them.

As the seasons pass, John ‘goes Indian’ after falling in love with Eu-stochee, a beautiful maiden. This further alienates him from his fellow captive whose defiance leads to violent consequences. In the bloodshed that follows, John discovers another side to himself – a side he never knew existed and a side he detests. His desire to be reunited with the family and friends he left behind returns even stronger than before.

The stakes rise when John learns Eu-stochee is pregnant. When a final opportunity to escape arises, he must choose between returning to civilization or staying with Eu-stochee and their newborn son.

Title:Into the Americas
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  • Belinda

    4,25 stars - English ebook - I have dyslexia - review follows later. 🍀🍀🍀...

  • Pat

    It is 1802 and apprentice blacksmith John Jewitt is living in Kingston Upon Hull and working for his father.His dreams of adventure and traveling to far off places becomes real when Captain John Salte...

  • David Canford

    Based on the true story of John Jewitt, who was captured and enslaved by a First Nation tribe on Vancouver island, this is an entertaining and interesting read. If you like adventure stories, or readi...

  • Andrew

    Into the Americas provides an in depth look at Mowachaht culture; an indigenous people residing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The time frame begins in 1802, a few years before Louis and Clark...

  • Leah

    I found this book as I was interested in reading something based on Vancouver Island, because my husband and I have a trip planned there. This was a brand new location and history for me to read about...

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  • Phoenix Reads

    Since I am such a fan of James and Lance Morcan, a father and son writing team, they always send me their newly launched books in exchange for a review. Which I am honored to do.Into the Americas rela...

  • Sheri

    Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story) By Lance Morcan Based on a true story (by the diary) of English blacksmith John Jewitt during his time aboard The Boston and during his time at Nootka...

  • Terri Calvert

    A great readI really enjoyed the history in this novel. I hadn't heard of John before and it was fascinating to read his story, even or especially with some literary license thrown in. I really admire...

  • brian miller

    Great bookAbsolutely loved this story. Constantly entertaining and amazingly descriptive. Recommend to anyone who likes historical fiction or historical fiction drama or historical Fiction native Amer...