Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 15 to 18
- Grade: 9 to 12
The highly anticipated conclusion to The Reckoner, David A. Robertson’s award-winning trilogy.
Mysterious murders, shadowy figures, and high school. Life can be hard, death can be harder.
Cole Harper is dead. Reynold McCabe is alive and free. Mihko Laboratories has reopened the research facility and works to manufacture and weaponize the illness that previously plagued Wounded Sky. People are missing. The community has been quarantined. What deal did Eva strike with Choch? Who will defeat Reynold and Mihko? Time is running out
About the author
DAVID A. ROBERTSON is the winner of the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award, the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the TWUC Freedom to Read Award. His books include The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga; When We Were Alone (winner of the Governor General’s Award, a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and a McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People); Will I See? (winner of the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award, graphic novel category); and the YA novel Strangers (recipient of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction). He is the creator and host of the podcast Kiwew. Through his writings about Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Robertson educates as well as entertains, reflecting Indigenous cultures, histories and communities while illuminating many contemporary issues. David A. Robertson is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.
- Short-listed, McNally Robinson Book for Young People (Older Category)
- Short-listed, Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing, Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book
Robertson’s trademark wit, grasp of superhero conventions, and skill in telling own-voices stories set in First Nations communities are all on display in the Reckoner books, which leave YA readers shaken and exhilarated.
Quill & Quire
a superb conclusion to a masterful trilogy.
The Globe and Mail
Robertson…gives readers a fast-paced and imaginative thriller/adventure which will keep them on the edge of their seats.
Selected for The best Canadian YA and middle-grade books of 2019
Robertson’s final instalment in this excellent trilogy does not disappoint. He manages to take on important and timely themes while always keeping the reader engaged, engrossed and entertained. Fans will root for this believable cast of characters as they finally get to the truth of the mysterious goings-on at Wounded Sky. I can’t wait to see more from this fine author!
Susin Nielson, Governor General's Award-winning author
Once again, award-winning author David A. Robertson, a member of Norway House Cree Nation, achieves a fantastic balance between the development of the characters and the pacing of the story to create a highly engaging read.
Other titles by David A. Robertson
The Great Bear
The Misewa Saga, Book Two
Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory
A Residential School Story
On the Trapline
Ispík kákí péyakoyak/When We Were Alone
The Barren Grounds
The Misewa Saga, Book One
The Evolution of Alice
150 Years Retold
150 Years Retold