Novel of Frontier Kentucky Heavy with
Primary Source Material
The novel, Ambush at the Blue Licks, is a fictional account of Aaron Turner, his pa, and Lige. Other than the fictional characters and their adventures, the novel is filled with primary source based events of Kentucky frontier history as narrated by Aaron Turner.
Aaron Turner tells the “tale” in 1815, after returning from the battle of New Orleans. Aaron hates the British and Aaron hates the Indians. While his attitude is not very “politically correct,” it is the attitude of a man who at the age of 16 experienced the siege of Bryan’s Station and the Battle of Blue Licks. (Aaron also alludes to other campaigns which will be dealt with in other novels.)