From the New York Times bestselling author (The Ballad of Tom Dooley, 2011) comes this gorgeously written historical set during the American Revolution. John Sevier has been too busy taming the wilderness to pay much attention to the war--until an arrogant British officer threatens his settlement. That arrogant officer is Patrick Ferguson of the British Army--inventor of the Ferguson rifle, and devoted lover to his mistress, Virginia Sal. Sevier organizes a militia--known as the Carolina Overmountain Men--to fight his nemesis. Will he succeed in winning back his land? An elegant saga.