Book Review: The Shotgun Arcana

IMG_0644As like most people, when I peruse the shelves at the local store I go for authors I know first, and striking covers second. This one caught my eye- enough I’ve read all 3 in the series to this point. The premise was interesting enough to get my 15$ and off I went.

Welcome to Golgotha, Nevada.

The story centers on a really messed up town in the Old West where monsters, demons, and all manner of vile creatures haunts the night. The sheriff has two deputies working for him- a young boy and an Indian with supernatural powers of his own- and they try to maintain order. Without giving away some of the characters, there is a mad scientist who is trying to recreate life, a fallen angel, and the daughter of a former pirate queen. Got you hooked yet?

The pacing is good. Belcher creates a well fleshed out world and thr action can be intense and satisfying.  Anyone looking for a wild ride with Western flair, a little bit of steam punk, and a good blend of sci fi and fantasy, oh and a demon locked away in the earth that is trying to escape- this is the book for you.

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars.