Every so often something arrives that just defies description. Like trying to put a cat in a box it just won’t be neatly pigeonholed. It’s kind of an Arthurian grail quest set in steam/ cyberpunk post apocalypse future wild west. With me so far?
It’s a delicate balance between Mad Max, Firefly, and Wild Wild West – but with some Fraggle Rock thrown in there too. It is only 46 pages so you barely get time to grasp the mishmash of genres before it hits the buffers. Sadly it doesn’t look like there will be any more but there are some novels set in this universe and there is enough to intrigue you about this brave new world to want to learn more.
I was genuinely surprised by the setting and so I will give it a Thumbs Up!
Tomorrow: Thirteen – Mike Carey