""... a good story, unconventionally told ... it gives the reader a good sense of fur trade life in the period ... filled with accurate, often gripping details ...""
- Ramsay Cook, Professor Emeritus, York University
""Richard Pope's narrative and Neil Broadfoot's illustrations offer a deeper look at both the adventures and the hardships of the lives of those on whom the success of the great fur trading enterprise ultimately depended ... nothing else has so succeeded in giving me a sense of the life of a voyageur as this book.""
Kirk Wipper, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto; Founder and Special Advisor, Canadian Canoe Museum
""... an absolute delight to read ... a gripping tale ... there's real suspense throughout the book ... the story is not one that romanticizes the voyageur experience [but rather] an attempt to recreate 1790s voyageur life as it really was.""
- Justine Allan, Associate Editor, Voyageur Magazine