American author John Myers Myers (1906-88) wrote several adventure novels, including The Harp and the Blade and Out on Any Limb, as well as historic works such as The Alamo and Bravos of the West. Shortly after World War II, he settled in Tempe, Arizona, where he worked for a local paper and later taught at Arizona State University. Silverlock is his most famous work.
An unlikely hero washes ashore on an island to encounter Robin Hood, Don Quixote, Beowulf, and the Green Knight, among other fictional luminaries. "Bigger than life." - Larry Niven.