Friend or villain? Brother or traitor? This
compelling story of wartime friendship brings the looming War of
1812 to dramatic life.
Jacob is a steadfast Loyalist. Eli is a newcomer to Upper
Canada, whose family has just moved from the American South. The
two boys become fast friends, but their friendship is tested when
Eli's father refuses to pledge allegiance to the Crown. As
Loyalists in Upper Canada become more and more suspicious of those
with American leanings, the looming war threatens to pull the boys
- and their town - apart.
Peopled with key figures from the War of 1812, such as General
Isaac Brock and newspaperman-turned-traitor Joseph Willcocks,
Brothers at War portrays the tense era just before the War
of 1812, which pitted neighbour against neighbour as Upper Canada
prepared to fend off invading American forces.