A Chilcotin Saga | Bruce Fraser

He saw the Creator’s amphitheatre: the wild white potato flowers appeared as snow on the hills surrounding the stage, a bare grass-covered area with two small lakes glistening side by side in the afternoon sun. In Noah’s mind, they were the eyes of the mountain — a connection to the spirits of their ancestors.

The Hanlon family has many problems facing them, but drawing strength from the land beneath them, they take on challenges from rodeo grudges to a small-town sheriff with a chip on his shoulder, from betrayals to loss, from cancer to a presidential candidate with a secret that crosses borders.

 

A Chilcotin Saga explores the mysteries of the vast canvas of the rugged Chilcotin region of British Columbia through the lens of a family whose roots, lives, and hopes are embedded in its soil.

 

On Potato Mountain

?

A Chilcotin Saga: Book One

 

On Potato MountainA rancher is consumed to take more and more land, driven by the memory of his father. A hunger for power in the province’s capital may result in a dam flooding the area. Then, a gunshot changes everything.

 

An unforgiving winter envelops young Noah Hanlon, on the run after being charged with murder. Searching endless terrain for the real killer, he reconnects with his Indigenous heritage. Revelations point in unexpected directions. A whiff of perfume, a lilac bush, the chirps of sparrows, and of course, a gun — all these may exonerate him and save the land.

 

Bruce Fraser’s iconic début novel is republished in a revised edition with new material, beginning his trilogy exploring the vast canvas of the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.

 

 

“The mythic aura of the land is inspired — made to breathe — by Bruce Fraser.

The spiritual geography and the characters act out this myth from the Chilcotin to Victoria.”
— Sam Coval, PhD.
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy Department,
University of British Columbia

 

 

 

 

The Jade Frog

?

A Chilcotin Saga: Book Two

 

 

The Jade FrogA long-kept secret bubbles up and starts changing lives, when a sudden mysterious death triggers even deeper upheavals. No one can be sure if it was an accident, suicide, or murder.

 

The question ripples outward, casting a shadow over the beauty and spiritual influence of the region, leaving no one above suspicion. The divinations of an artist-shaman, the studies of an English teacher, and the machinations of a law student desperate for answers may combine to find the truth.

 

Spanning decades, Bruce Fraser’s tale of betrayal and loss is republished in a revised edition with new material, continuing his trilogy exploring the vast canvas of the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.

 

 

“Fraser’s writing captures the beauty and spiritual influence of the Cariboo Chilcotin …

not just a tale of love and mystery, but also a story about an incredible land and its people.”
The Williams Lake Tribune

 

“Fraser again evokes the magic and grandeur of the Chilcotin,

which is a cinematographer’s dream.”
— Allan Harmon, Producer, Really Real Films

 

 

Noah’s Raven

?

A Chilcotin Saga: Book Three

 

Noah’s RavenNewly-minted reporter Fred Scully stumbles upon the story of a lifetime. Now he just needs to make sure he lives to tell it.

 

Billionaire presidential hopeful Billy Joe Northrop and good ol’ boy political strategist Bull O’Connor have a plan to take the White House, one built on deceit and backroom deals that weave a twisted path across two nations to a remote Indigenous territory. The region may change forever — as will history — if elder Noah Hanlon can’t overcome personal tragedy to fight for the land he loves.

 

Bruce Fraser’s political thriller imagines the intersection of the American electoral process with Indigenous land rights, completing his trilogy exploring the vast canvas of the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.

 

“An enjoyable, fast, and moving account.”
— Sage Birchwater
Author of
Chiwid and The Chilcotin Chronicles

 

 “A finely crafted and gripping read.”
— Marvin Storrow QC C.Arb. LLD
Lead Counsel in
R. v. Sparrow and Guerin v. The Queen

 

 

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On Potato Mountain The Jade Frog Noah’s Raven

He saw the Creator’s amphitheatre: the wild white potato flowers appeared as snow on the hills surrounding the stage, a bare grass-covered area with two small lakes glistening side by side in the afternoon sun. In Noah’s mind, they were the eyes of the mountain — a connection to the spirits of their ancestors.

The Hanlon family has many problems facing them, but drawing strength from the land beneath them, they take on challenges from rodeo grudges to a small-town sheriff with a chip on his shoulder, from betrayals to loss, from cancer to a presidential candidate with a secret that crosses borders.

 

A Chilcotin Saga explores the mysteries of the vast canvas of the rugged Chilcotin region of British Columbia through the lens of a family whose roots, lives, and hopes are embedded in its soil.

 

On Potato Mountain

?

A Chilcotin Saga: Book One

 

A rancher is consumed to take more and more land, driven by the memory of his father. A hunger for power in the province’s capital may result in a dam flooding the area. Then, a gunshot changes everything.

 

An unforgiving winter envelops young Noah Hanlon, on the run after being charged with murder. Searching endless terrain for the real killer, he reconnects with his Indigenous heritage. Revelations point in unexpected directions. A whiff of perfume, a lilac bush, the chirps of sparrows, and of course, a gun — all these may exonerate him and save the land.

 

Bruce Fraser’s iconic début novel is republished in a revised edition with new material, beginning his trilogy exploring the vast canvas of the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.

 

“The mythic aura of the land is inspired — made to breathe — by Bruce Fraser.
The spiritual geography and the characters act out this myth from the Chilcotin to Victoria.”
— Sam Coval, PhD.
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy Department,
University of British Columbia

 

The Jade Frog

?

A Chilcotin Saga: Book Two

 

A long-kept secret bubbles up and starts changing lives, when a sudden mysterious death triggers even deeper upheavals. No one can be sure if it was an accident, suicide, or murder.

 

The question ripples outward, casting a shadow over the beauty and spiritual influence of the region, leaving no one above suspicion. The divinations of an artist-shaman, the studies of an English teacher, and the machinations of a law student desperate for answers may combine to find the truth.

 

Spanning decades, Bruce Fraser’s tale of betrayal and loss is republished in a revised edition with new material, continuing his trilogy exploring the vast canvas of the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.

 

“Fraser’s writing captures the beauty and spiritual influence of the Cariboo Chilcotin …

not just a tale of love and mystery, but also a story about an incredible land and its people.”
The Williams Lake Tribune

 

“Fraser again evokes the magic and grandeur of the Chilcotin,

which is a cinematographer’s dream.”
— Allan Harmon, Producer, Really Real Films

 

 

Noah’s Raven

?

A Chilcotin Saga: Book Three

 

Newly-minted reporter Fred Scully stumbles upon the story of a lifetime. Now he just needs to make sure he lives to tell it.

 

Billionaire presidential hopeful Billy Joe Northrop and good ol’ boy political strategist Bull O’Connor have a plan to take the White House, one built on deceit and backroom deals that weave a twisted path across two nations to a remote Indigenous territory. The region may change forever — as will history — if elder Noah Hanlon can’t overcome personal tragedy to fight for the land he loves.

 

Bruce Fraser’s political thriller imagines the intersection of the American electoral process with Indigenous land rights, completing his trilogy exploring the vast canvas of the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.

 

“An enjoyable, fast, and moving account.”
— Sage Birchwater
Author of
Chiwid and The Chilcotin Chronicles

 

 “A finely crafted and gripping read.”
— Marvin Storrow QC C.Arb. LLD
Lead Counsel in
R. v. Sparrow and Guerin v. The Queen

 

 

On Potato Mountain The Jade Frog Noah’s Raven

On Potato Mountain

The Jade Frog

Noah’s Raven

778.321.0636