Canada’s History Inspires Author’s Novel

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In celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary, local author Yury Vasiliev pens a tale of great adventure and comradery.

As a new year approaches, the countdown to Canada’s 150th anniversary continues. Inspired by the distinctness of Canadian history, Yury Vasiliev recounts the country’s past in his historical fiction novel, “Saga of Carus: Under the Northern Sky.”

The story chronicles the adventures of a young man who arrives in the New World in 1804, the area that eventually becomes modern day Canada.

Through the character’s interactions with a wide range of individuals from locals to First Nations people and experiences such as buffalo hunting and fighting the Battle of York, he witnesses Canadian history in the making.

“The adventures are based on extensive research that I conducted about the history of Canada including the people who lived there, important events, and the geography as it changed through time,” Vasiliev said. “I wrote this novel in honour of Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary as a way to pay tribute to the country that has brought me so much joy and embraced me with open arms as a newcomer.”

Readers will experience the highs and lows that made this beloved country what it is today.

“Saga of Carus: Under the Northern Sky”
By Yury Vasiliev
ISBN: 978-1-4907-7142-7 (sc); 978-1-4907-7141-0 (hc); 978-1-4907-7140-3 (e)
Available at the Trafford Publishing Online Bookstore and Amazon

About the author
Yury Vasiliev moved to Canada 10 years ago and after studying Canada’s history and geography, wrote this book to show his pride for the country. Vasiliev has a PhD in history and travels extensively. He currently lives in Halifax with his wife, Marina.


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