I loved Mr. Brown’s debut novel Fallen Land and had recommended it to a friend who then recommended Taylor Brown’s second novel, The River of Kings, to me. The second book is set in a very different time period then the first, is actually set in three different time periods. The narratives are held together by the setting of the novel, Georgia’s Altamaha River. Indeed, the setting is a character onto itself, so beautifully and powerfully described in Taylor Brown’s wonderful language. The story lines held me with their poignant and horrifying details of human desires and follies. In short – I loved this book! I can’t wait to see what tales Taylor Brown has in store next.