Saturday, April 18, 2015
Crossover Cover: The Hidden Children
An American soldier in the Revolutionary War named Loskiel learns that he was discovered as an orphaned infant by three Mohican Indians, Mayaro, Uncas, and the Great Serpent, in 1757, during the French and Indian War. Mayaro seems to be Chambers’ creation, but Uncas and the Great Serpent (Chingachgook) are major characters in James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Last of the Mohicans. Philip José Farmer identified Uncas and Chingachgook’s companion Natty Bumppo as the ancestor of a branch of the Wold Newton Family in Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life. This novel is part of a series that also includes Cardigan, The Maid-at-Arms, The Reckoning, The Little Red Foot, and America; or, The Sacrifice.