‘The River Of Kings’ Explores Two Tales On Georgia’s ‘Little Amazon’

May 25, 2017

Jacket art for Taylor Brown's latest novel, "The River of Kings."
Credit St. Martin’s Press/2017

In his latest novel “The River of Kings” (St. Martin’s Press/2017), author Taylor Brown interweaves two journeys that take place 500 years apart on the wild and mysterious Altamaha River, also known as Georgia’s “Little Amazon.”

It features the modern-day story of Hunter and Lawton Loggins, two brothers traveling down the river carrying their father’s ashes to the sea. Meanwhile, Jacques Le Moyne, the first European artist in North America, journeys down the same river with a French expedition in the 16th century.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Brown about growing up near the river and researching the water’s storied past.