This short story collection includes a number of "John" adventures that follow those in "Who Fears the Devil?" [ASIN:B0034ZS0GE Who Fears the Devil? U2222]] Mr. Wellman wrote these stories during the last fifteen years of his writing career, before his death in 1986. All stories are excellent; though my personal favorite
was "Owls Hoot in the Daytime," for its wonderful mystery and down-home humor. I have always enjoyed Mr. Wellman's short stories about John more than his novels, and this volume is the perfect companion and conclusion to his previous work. Readers will also meet
several of Mr. Wellman's other mystical warrior heroes. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in mythology: John's journey is our own. For me, John constellates a pure, American myth, our Robin Hood or mystical, questing, virtuous knight. Though it may be a bit harder to hear his songs today,
John still journeys through the timeless mists of the Appalachians: forever young, forever virtuous, and forever American.