A coming of age tale that highlights the struggles of adolescence during pre-Emancipation America, Not Only in Blood offers a fresh new perspective on the era from voices that have rarely been given prominence. In the year 1825, “the boy” lives a life that most fifteen year olds could only dream of. His parents are wealthy, he can read, write and most of all, he was born free. Still feeling shackled by society, he runs away from the sheltered home he grew up in and finds himself on the American frontier. Here he is thrust into a frightening world that allows very few men to live to tell of its beauties...and its horrors.
Great for young people ages 12-18, Not Only in Blood is a thrilling, entertaining novel that questions what it truly means to become an adult.