Author Yury Vasiliev releases ‘Saga of Carus’

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Book chronicles journey of Russian-born explorer to Canada at dawn of 19th century

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As a new Canadian, Yury Vasiliev was inspired by the history and nature of Canada. Having lived in the country for 10 years, he decided to say his sincere and heartfelt thanks to his new home by writing a compelling historical fiction in “Saga of Carus” (published by Trafford Publishing).

This book follows Russian-born explorer Yeremey Vasiliev, who, at the dawn of the 19th century, traveled from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains and across Canada. He details his unforgettable journey, experiencing rough seas, boundless forests, great prairie, great lakes and great people. His story provides a deeper understanding of the people and land of Canada through the eyes of a newcomer to the country.

For the author, Canada is a great multicultural country. Friendly and hospitable to newcomers, this land also has a captivating history which he captured perfectly in this work of fiction. Vasiliev weaves in information about the 19th century life without bogging down the story. “This book aimed to help newcomers and those who interested in history of Canada to get to know the country better. As well as to say once again that the such values, as patriotism, friendship and diligence at work were as important at those times as nowadays,” he says.

Combining history, adventure and romance, “Saga of Carus” is the author’s tribute to Canada on its 150th anniversary – a country that welcomed him with open arms.

“Saga of Carus”
By Yury Vasiliev
Hardcover | 5.5x8.5in | 272 pages | ISBN 9781490771410
Softcover | 5.5x8.5in | 272 pages | ISBN 9781490771427
E-Book | 272 pages | ISBN 9781490771403
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Yury Vasiliev was born in Russia. He earned a PhD in History from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. He travelled extensively for 30 years and lived in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. He speaks English, Russian, Swahili, French and Portugese. Now he is retired and lives with his wife, Marina, in Halifax, Canada. Vasiliev is also the author of “Over The Equator.”

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