Rebel Rousers, the sequel to Master of the East Fork, is a historical fiction novel set during the American Civil War. It tells the coming-of-age tale of a youthful Rebel soldier who hails from the western North Carolina highlands. At once, it seems, the strapping lad has to bear-up under his romantic longings for the miller's daughter, the hateful acts of an antagonist named Bugg, various personal tragedies, and the terrible trials of war. Will he survive the war? What about the girl? Realistic and well written.