Power is the author of at
least 25 novels and is often
described as the most popular living author
of American sea fiction. In addition to being a novelist, he's
also a public policy analyst and a retired
naval office. He has written a couple
of stand-alone novels but the rest of his
books fall into four series - those starring
ex-SEAL Tiller Galloway, the Dan Lenson
novels set in the modern navy, the Hemlock
County novels (his only landlocked series
set in the area of Pennsylvania where he
grew up), and his Civil War series.
The critics describe That Anvil of Our Souls as the best in the series so far, saying that it is not only superbly researched but also well-written and will be of appeal to Civil War buffs and general readers
Poyer's next novel is a Dan Lenson novel, The Threat, due to be released in November this year.
"Poyer's determination to present a complex, historically accurate sea yarn is impressive. . . . Sailing enthusiasts will be in their element." - Publishers Weekly.
"Series best, and for those who see the Civil War as this country's defining drama, simply not to be missed." - Kirkus Reviews.
This review was originally published in August 2005, and has been updated for the July 2006 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.
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