+they are romantic novels full of moonbeams, plantation houses, hoop skirts, and handsome but roguish gentlemen;
+they contain a whole host of evil and exceptionally violent psychopaths;
+they are grossly inaccurate; or
+the characters (particularly the historical ones) are like cardboard cut-outs
I could go on…
Often I do not enjoy reading Civil War novels for the reasons listed above, but Morkan’s Quarry by Steve Yates is interesting, enjoyable, realistic, and moving. I read novels regularly, and this is one of the most memorable that I’ve read in a long time.
After reading the book, I contacted Steve and asked him if he would participate in a question and answer session for this blog. He cheerfully agreed, and the next posting will be the question and answer session with Steve Yates.