Book by Oliver Phipps

The Bitter Harvest

The year is 1825, and a small Native American village has lost many of its people and bravest warriors to a pack of Lofa; huge beasts humanoid in shape but covered with coarse hair. The creatures are taller than any normal man, and fiercer than even the wildest animal.

Rather than leave the land of their ancestors, the tribe chooses to stay and fight the beasts. But they’re losing the war, and perhaps more critically, they’re almost without hope.


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The small community grasps for anything to help them survive. There is a warrior on the frontier known as Orenda. He’s already legendary across the west for his bravery and honor.

Onsi, a young villager, sets out on a journey to find the warrior.Orenda will be forced to choose between almost certain death, not just for himself, but also his warrior wife Nazshoni and her brother Kanuna, or a dishonorable refusal that would mean annihilation for the entire village.The crucial decision is only the beginning, and Orenda will soon face the greatest test of his life; the challenge that could turn out to be too much even for a warrior of legend.

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“I remember I got my very first book by Oliver Phipps around a year ago. It was “A Tempest Soul” and after reading the first 2 chapters I knew that the author would become one of my favourites. I have read nearly all books by him and am always excited when he publishers new books. When I received the news that Bitter Harvest was out, I forgot anything that I was doing and started it right away.”

"In the first quarter of the 1800s, a small Native American village loses a large portion of their bravest and best fighters to a pack of huge fur-covered humanoid creatures called Lofa. Rather than being forced off their land, they decide to remain and fight the creatures, but it’s a losing battle. Worse, they are also losing hope."
"Onsi tracked Orenda, his wife Nazshoni and her brother Kanuna who are warriors that killed a demon to help save his village which is under daily attack of a pack of lofas, along the way to Onsi village the group cut down thin tree branches and picked up stones to make arrow heads and toma hawks. "
"I’ve read several books over the years that are centered around a Native American theme, but I’d have to say that author Oliver Phipps “The Bitter Harvest” is by far one of the most unique of them all and I couldn’t help but be impressed by how creative the plot is."