Friday, 21 June 2013

'King's Mountain' by Sharyn McCrumb

Release date: 17th September 2013
Published by: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN No: 978 1250011404

From the "New York Times "bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb. The first Ballad novel to feature the epic, and gorgeously-portrayed, American Revolution.

 John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution, he was too busy fighting Indians in the Carolinas and taming the wilderness. But when an arrogant British officer threatened his settlement--promising to burn the farms and kill families--the war became personal. 

That arrogant officer is Patrick Ferguson of the British Army--who is both charmingly antagonistic and surprisingly endearing. Inventor of the Ferguson rifle, and the devoted lover to his mistress, Virginia Sal, Patrick becomes a delightful anti-hero under McCrumb's watchful eye. 

Through varying perspectives, "King's Mountain" is an elegant saga of the Carolina Overmountain Men--the militia organized by Sevier (who would later become the first governor of Tennessee) and their victory in 1780 against the Tories in a battle that Thomas Jefferson later called, 'the turning point' of the American Revolution.

Copyright: The Book Depository Synopsis

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