The Revenant by Michael Punke

Reviewed by L. Schwenn, October 2017

Hugh Glass is an American frontiersman for the Rocky Mountain Trading Company.  The year is 1823, and fur trapping along the Mississippi is no easy feat; not to mention the hundreds of miles of rough terrain, and looming threat of Indians.  One day, Hugh is out scouting on his own when he is attacked by a grizzly bear.  All the men of his brigade are certain he will not survive, so they leave two men behind to stay with him until he dies.  But then the two men abandon Glass, steal his stuff, and leave him for dead.  Consumed with hate and anger, Hugh Glass embarks on a grueling path of revenge for the men that abandoned him, that will bring him face to face with death itself in this tale based on true events.  

This book is geared towards adult, and teen males.  If you are a boy that likes a thrills, historic events, and outdoors then this may be the book for you.

There is swearing, violent and gory descriptions, and some sexual references in The Revenant.