This book checks a lot of my favourite boxes: Canadian history, historical fiction, and Native culture. Oh, and winter. Leckie's writing is quite good for this story. I wished I had understood the characters a little more, and I felt like Leckie maybe let their actions define their characters. I guess I'm saying there were no real surprises here. Nobody changes. Fine, for a plot-driven page-turner, but not satisfying for me. Nevertheless, I do not regret having picked it up, and it got me through some long days at the airport. Recommended.