Jogues left Renaissance France, to work as a missionary in the the savage wilderness of America in 1636. A priest of zeal and devotion, he spent years preaching the Faith to the Hurons in his words and actions. The book gives an excellent view of the many varied hardships he and his fellow missionaries endured.
"A vast canvas unrolls in this suspenseful and swift-moving story of heroic sacrifice in the earliest days of New York and Canada. Against a background of bloody wars between great Indian nations and between the savages and the first European settlers in America passes the magnificent figure of the Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, intrepid pioneer, adventurer, victim of horrific cruelties, and saint. This is a story of violent action and great sacrifice that testifies to the faith and heroism of Isaac Jogues and his fellow martyrs. "