By Sean Howe
Updated June 22, 2007 04:00 AM
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In 1755 colonial Canada, French fur traders take over an English trading post and a retiring English governor recruits old pals to fight back.

For Fans of…
James Fenimore Cooper; Seven Samurai.

Does It Deliver?
Scott Chantler happily flouts narrative conventions (like how to construct a flashback), yielding some confusing sequences in The Annotated Northwest Passage. Luckily, his knack for suspense outshines the early stumbles. B