Resolution: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure by Andrew Joyce
It is 1896 in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The largest gold strike in the annals of human history has just been made; however, word of the discovery will not reach the outside world for another year. By happenstance, a fifty-nine-year-old Huck Finn and his lady friend, Molly Lee, are on hand, but they are not interested in gold. They have come to that neck of the woods seeking adventure. Someone should have warned them, “Be careful what you wish for.” When disaster strikes, they volunteer to save the day by making an arduous six hundred mile journey by dog sled in the depths of a Yukon winter. They race against time, nature, and man. With the temperature hovering around seventy degrees below zero, they must fight every day if they are to live to see the next. On the frozen trail, they are put upon by murderers, hungry wolves, and hostile Indians, but those adversaries have nothing over the weather. At seventy below, your spit freezes a foot from your face. Your cheeks burn-your skin turns purple and black as it dies from the cold. You are in constant danger of losing fingers and toes to frostbite. It is into this world that Huck and Molly race. They cannot stop. They cannot turn back. They can only go on. Lives hang in the balance-including theirs.
Andrew Joyce left high school at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. He wouldn’t return from his journey until decades later when he decided to become a writer. Joyce has written five books, including a two-volume collection of one hundred and fifty short stories comprised of his hitching adventures called BEDTIME STORIES FOR GROWN-UPS (as yet unpublished), and his latest novel, YELLOW HAIR. He now lives aboard a boat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his dog, Danny, where he is busy working on his next book, tentatively entitled,
We start this story with Huck Finn and Molly Lee visiting their friend Tom Sawyer. There is a murder and chase and Tom deputizes Huck and asks for his help hunting down the killer and getting the real story of what happened. This little adventure has rouses Huck’s nature and he asks Molly to follow him to Alaska. Together Huck and Molly find lots of adventure with a gold rush, gunfights, dog sleds, murderers, and so much more.
This story is filled with lots of action and adventure as you follow Huck and Molly into untamed wilderness. Huck is still the little boy we meet years ago. Molly is a head strong woman and bound to keep up with Huck where ever he goes. But she will not follow after him like a lost puppy. I loved the settings with the wilderness of Alaska and everything they faced. Everything is very realistic and I could feel myself with the two of them as they almost freeze.
I have not read the other two books in this series. This did not cause any problems since Resolution could be a stand-alone book. But after reading Resolution I will be definitely be reading both Redemption and Molly Lee.
I received Resolution: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.