King of The Mountain


Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
174 Pages
Reviewed on 11/29/2013
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Author Biography

Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and especially in Kings Mountain, enhanced an interest in the American Revolution that was birthed at an early age with a visit to the Kings Mountain National Military Park. Yearly family reunions at nearby Lake Crawford, in the South Carolina portion of the park, gave easy access to visits to the National Park Museum, walks along the trails, and never missing a closeup view of the gravesite of Major Patrick Ferguson and an opportunity to throw another rock onto the rock pile signifying the grave and a climb to the top of the rock pile to declare, "I am King of this Mountain." A lifelong dream of authoring a book based on my actual ancestors, came to reality. Living near the Kings Mountain National Park and also, a short distance from the Cowpens National Park only serves to fuel my imagination, and desire to share even more stories based on the history of America.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

King of the Mountain by P.J. Dunn introduces readers to the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The novel also introduces readers to the actual account of Major Patrick Ferguson who commanded the British Loyalist army.

During the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Northern States commonly dominated scenes of battle. British commanders soon realized control over the south was imperative to provide victory and claim the American Colonies as their own. P.J. Dunn provides readers with an exciting, adventurous, historical, and intriguing story of one of the first battles in the South - the Battle of Kings Mountain. The novel provides readers with fictitious characters portraying colonists of that time. Major Patrick Ferguson, however, was a real commander of the British army. Paul Dunn goes into detail of Ferguson's life and one of his most famous sayings: "I am on Kings Mountain, I am king of this mountain and not even God Almighty and all the Rebels from hell can drive me from it." This novel provides readers, young and old, with an interesting tale of American southern colonists fighting for their freedom. The book could be used by teachers, parents, or librarians for a history lesson or intelligent read.

Being an avid reader of American history and American historical fiction, I found this book to be outstanding. Reading about an historical event and historical people in the way of a fictitious story helps readers understand and grasp the events more easily than just listing facts on a piece of paper. I really enjoyed this book.