Rick Revelle, Algonquin Sunset

Algonquin Sunset is written by Rick Revelle and published by Dundurn Press is the third in a series of four novels. The books take place during the 1300’s pre-contact. The author uses the Native languages in the vernacular. The books are I Am Algonquin (2013), Algonquin Spring (2015) and Algonquin Sunset (2017).


Anokì and his sister Pangì Mahingan have grown up, and now face a decision that will change their lives forever.

Twelve years after Mahingan was wounded battling for his life against the Haudenosaunee warrior known as Önenhste Erhar (Corn Dog), we rejoin his family and learn what fate held for him.

Now, his children, Anokì and Pangì Mahingan, along with their twin cousins Makwa and Wàbek, are grown and have adult responsibilities. Still living with their Algonquin family, they have become a formidable fighting unit with the addition of three Mi´kmaq warriors, E´s, Jilte´g, and the fierce Elue´wiet Ga´qaquj.

However, there is danger in the land of the setting sun, and nothing is more dangerous than what the family is going to encounter from the fierce enemy of their new Anishinaabe allies: the Lakóta.

About the Author

Rick Revelle was born in Smith Falls, Ontario, and raised in the Odessa and Wilton areas. He is part of the Loyalist Township Sports Hall of Fame for softball and holds a black belt in Judo. He is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and lives in Glenburnie, Ontario.

They can be purchased at any book store in North America or online though Amazon or the Dundurn Press.

The languages used in the books are as follows: I Am Algonquin– Algonquin; Algonquin Spring – Algonquin, Mi´kmaq and Mohawk; and Algonquin Sunset – Algonquin, Anishinaabe, Huron, Lakota, Mi´kmaq, and Mohawk.

Each novel contains a glossary. The stories are about how an Algonquin family unit survives through the course of 18 years of trying to live in the harsh climate of seeking food and battling their enemies.