The Rahtrum Chronicles: Volume The Drum by R. K. McLay (2017 FNCR) is a young adult fantasy novel selected for the longlist of 2017 First Nation Communities Read. The author is a self-identified last generation Metis (Ojibwe heritage). His forebears (on his father's side) left Drummond Island in Lake Huron after treaty surveys showed the island was in United States Territory. The Rahtrum Chronicles: Volume 1, The Dream tells the story of a peculiar young Caribou that is chosen by Rahtrum, the Binder, to set forth on a heroic journey to awaken the Cargoth (human beings) to their true place in nature and the World. The Dream transports readers into the far north of the Yukon Territory (where the epic journey begins) and envelopes them in the vastness of nature. Once there, readers inhabit a harsh and natural world that is faithfully rendered, but also delicately infused with magic. A world that is populated by reimagined mythological creatures that feel every bit as real as the animal protagonists they travel and struggle beside. The beautiful and dangerous north unfurls as Bou follows an age-old migration route in search of the Breschuvine. Only after finding the Breschuvine does he learn the shocking reason he has been chosen by Rahtrum; and that for himself, his friends, and his enemies, the greatest of all journeys has only just begun.