Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rod Duncan / The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter / All The Right Ingredients

All The Right Ingredients
A story well told

Young Elizabeth
Surviving alone

Posing as her brother
A necessity to survive

The Victorian like steam culture
Fully realized
You could live there

The characters well developed
Diverse and complex
Good, Grey and Evil

Elizabeth in the guise of her brother
Working as a private detective

On the run from a very bad man
Her father's murderer

Trying to avoid prying eyes
The Patent Office has eyes everywhere

There is a missing device

The story takes a moment to fully develop
Fully fleshed characters and problems take time

An utterly irresistible title
I'll not spoil a story well told

The Bullet Catchers Daughter
Rod Duncan has done this right
The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, Book 1


Music on the play list
Sailing to Philadelphia by Mark Knopfler

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

R. S. Belcher / The Shotgun Arcana / The Story Gets Better / The Weird Gets Weirder

I raved about The Six-Gun Tarot    (post)
R. S. Belcher keeps improving the story
The Shotgun Arcana will hold your attention
Golgotha is one Strange mash-up of a series

Sheriff Highfather and his deputies are hard at work
Keeping things that go bump in the night at bay in Golgotha
The characters are getting more complex
Bad guys are showing some shine
Good guys are showing some tarnish
The truly evil are not so conflicted

A stand must be made
All are in harms way

Embrace the Weird


Music
Dark Eyes by Half Moon Run