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Editorial review for Cape Nome
“A story of pluck and survival at a time when men poured into Alaska dreaming of riches, and more likely found disillusionment and death, Cape Nome continues the story of Percy Hope and once again finds Gordon in great form.
As with Gordon's first installment in his Goldfield series, Cape Nome is an adventure story with all the expected traits of the genre, whilst reaching higher to deal with the values of loyalty, friendship, perseverance and love.
Part dreamer, part hardened by the realities he's faced, but always true to his word, Percy has certainly matured since his adventures in Hope City yet still retains his appeal as he tells his story alternated with that of Magnus Vega. It's a journey of exploration, it's exciting, it stirs the imagination, with oodles of terrific suspense but there's also a wholesome element to Gordon's's narrative. And whilst violence is never too far away, their stories are an antidote to the violent and defeatist thrillers that many of today's readers seem hooked upon. Good men die, bad men grow rich—That's life. And the magic of Cape Nome is that Gordon captures the essence of humanity that exists between those two extremes. And you'd have to have a pretty hard heart not to be touched by it. For discerning readers of Historical Fiction Cape Nome and its prequel, Hope City are must-reads. Receiving an unconditional five stars from the team at BookViral Cape Nome is unreservedly recommended!” ~ BOOK VIRAL REVIEW
The Alaskan Adventures of Percy Hope The Goldfield Trilogy - Book 2
It’s 1898, and one of history’s most abundant gold discoveries has shaken awake the desolate city of Cape Nome, Alaska. This monumental find by John Brynteson, Jafet Lindeberg, and Erik Lindblom earns them the moniker of the Three Lucky Swedes. News of their good fortune spreads swiftly, and by the summer of 1900, tens of thousands of dreamers trek over land and by sea to the mines surrounding Anvil Creek and upon the Bering Sea beaches, where gold deposits pepper the soft sands. Cape Nome chronicles the continuing adventures of Percy Hope, following his exploits two years earlier in Hope City. Percy, now a journalist for William Randolph Hearst’s San Francisco Examiner, is sent on assignment to Nome to report on the next great stampede. Along the way, Percy encounters and befriends the legendary gunman Wyatt Earp and his spirited wife, Josephine, as well as an assemblage of amusing, disarming, and sinister characters, including a sea monster known as the Qalupalik. Cape Nome is a riveting story of betrayal, murder, kidnapping, and government conspiracies, all of which form the backdrop for Percy Hope’s struggle to uncover the truth in a world poisoned by greed, deceit, and lies.
About the Novelist
Beginning with his debut novel—A Cobbler’s Tale, followed by Moon Flower, The Righteous One, The Bomb Squad, Hope City, Sadie’s Sin, Cape Nome, Otzi’s Odyssey, Denali and soon to be released—Thunder Falls, Neil Perry Gordon has established himself as a well-respected and prolific historical and metaphysical fiction novelist. His storytelling ability has earned him high editorial praise from the likes of Kirkus, Midwest Book Review and many others, including hundreds of four and five star reader reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Neil attributes his love of the writing process from his formative education at the Green Meadow Waldorf School, where he understood that classes such as music, dance and theater, writing, literature, legends and myths, were not simply subjects to be learned, but lessons to be experienced. His creative writing methods and inspiration have been described as organic; meaning he begins his work with a premise for his characters, rather than working within the confines of a formal, detailed outline. This encourages his writing to offer surprising twists and unexpected outcomes, which readers have celebrated. His novels have the attributes of being driven by an equal balance between character development and face-paced action, which moves his stories along at a swift page-turning pace.