The Gold Hunters
The Gold Hunters is an adventure novel by American writer James Oliver Curwood. The Gold Hunters is the sequel to The Wolf Hunters (1908).
This is the second novel by Curwood that relates the story of friendship and discovery in the wilds of the upper reaches of the Canadian wilderness, between Roderick Drew, Wabigoon and Mukoki. This time they are in search of gold; following a map they had found in the hand of a skeleton. The map was drawn by an unknown Englisman, a map that caused two Frenchmen to kill each other about 49 years earlier.
In The Gold Hunters we follow Roderick and his friends Wabi and Mukoki on their adventures in the pristine North. Nowthey are in search of a treasure of gold hidden away.
They know the gold is there, they had found the map which is leading them to it. Yet it seems that the map is leading them to places that don't exist, and each day finds a new adventure and new dangers which they must overcome if they are to achieve their reward.
The Gold Hunters was first published in 1909. Length: 56 900 words (average reading time 4 hours, 45 min). Also available as audio book, read by Roger Melin,running time: 6 hours, 34 min.
James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) was an American action-adventure writer. His books ranked among Publishers Weekly top-ten best sellers in the United States in the early 1920s. At least eighteen motion pictures have been based on or directly inspired by his novels and short stories. At the time of his death, he was the highest paid (per word) author in the world.