By Nikki Rajala

Treacherous Waters

The Chronicles of an Unlikely Voyager

André nearly drowns in an icy St. Lawrence River. Those memories plague him when he sets out on a fur trade brigade to Indian territory west of Lake Superior, in addition to battling the harsh environment — and a man intent on killing him.


Nikki Rajala

Nikki Rajala delights in creating fiction and nonfiction alike, and especially enjoys rewriting. But that hasn’t always been so. For years she struggled with “writing phobia.” After she married Bill Vossler, a full-time freelance writer, he encouraged her to find her authentic voice. She and her husband live in Rockville, Minnesota.

Other Books by Nikki Rajala

Waters Like the Sky

The Chronicles of an Unlikely Voyager
Book 1

Some Like It Hot

The Sauna, Its Lore and Stories
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“Fans of Book 1 of Waters Like the Sky can set forth with André Didier on new adventures. They won’t be disappointed. Treacherous Waters, the second book in the series, is even more nail-bitingly perilous than the first. In addition to being a cracking good adventure story, Treacherous Waters is also a well-researched portrait of life on the Minnesota frontier in early decades of the nineteenth century.”

– Wayne Backman

Nikki Rajala’s Official Voyager’s Blog

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Were girls ever voyageurs?

Were girls ever voyageurs? Did girls go on the fur brigades? Amazingly, yes. If you figure in all the Native American women, there are countless thousands whose assistance was invaluable. If you're talking European immigrants or Caucasians, a bare handful. To paddle...

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Roadkill can be beautiful?

Roadkill became a beaver pelt processed in old way — as a hooped or “made beaver.” Valuable once for trade goods, now it’s beautiful —and interesting — on its own.

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