ONE NIGHT IN SIXES by Tex Thompson, * REVIEW* Lone Star Book Blog Tour
ONE NIGHT IN SIXES
(Children of the Drought, #1)
Genre: Epic Western Fantasy
Date of Publication: July 29, 2014
Number of Pages: 464
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Appaloosa Elim is a man who knows his place. On a good day, he’s content with it.
Today is not a good day.
Today, his so-called “partner” – that lily-white lordling Sil Halfwick – has ridden off west for the border, hell-bent on making a name for himself in native territory. And Elim, whose place is written in the bastard browns and whites of his cow-spotted face, doesn’t dare show up home again without him.
The border town called Sixes is quiet in the heat of the day, but Elim's heard the stories about what wakes at sunset: gunslingers and shapeshifters and ancient animal gods whose human faces never outlast the daylight.If he ever wants to go home again, he’d better find his missing partner fast. But if he’s caught out after dark, Elim risks succumbing to the old and sinister truth in his own flesh - and discovering just how far he’ll go to survive the night.
The first book in an epic fantasy Western series, One Night in Sixes tells the story of the fragile peace between the industrialized east and the indigenous west – and how it threatens to fall to pieces when two strangers cause a terrible accident. Recommended for fans of the Western mythos of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, the post-war frontier dynamics of Firefly and Deep Space Nine, and the multicultural fantasy realms of Ursula K. LeGuin.
PRAISE FOR ONE NIGHT IN SIXES:
"Clearly written and engaging" - Publishers Weekly“This author can really write. If you loved Stephen King’s Dark Tower series – or even if you’re a hardened Cormac McCarthy fan – you will find this book right inside your wheelhouse. Living, witty dialogue, and a familiar-yet-strange world inhabited by vivid characters. I loved it.” - Paul Kearney, author of The Ten Thousand, Hawkwood and the Kings, and A Different Kingdom
"Sixes is a tinderbox of a town with tensions just waiting to go off - and Sil and Elim provide the match to set the volatile town ablaze." - GCE
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Move over Lord of the Rings, Texas has our own cult classic. True to form, ours is bigger and better.
One Night in Sixes may already in fact be a cult classic, and if it isn't it deserves to be. This book takes two seemingly ordinary cowpokes, Sil and Elim, and sends them into the heart of Sixes, with all its apparitions and strangeness. Things are not as they seem to be, other than we have a world all its own and Elim is smart to be afraid to be there. As you traverse the territory of the strange city, you won't be exactly sure what is going on (at least your first pass through), but you'll be very curious to find out.
Arianne 'Tex' Thomspon made me feel I had entered a whole new world in her Sixes creation, but, as with the Lord of the Rings or Stephen King's Dark Tower series, its a world that is super inhabited and fleshed out, as if I was dropped right into it, so that I had this creepy feeling that I'd better look over my shoulder, because Fours or one of his acquaintances might be there about to grab hold. I just wish this series was already on audio-if it were, I know some folks who would have it memorized by now.
One Night in Sixes is for the brave at heart, the science nerds who love cowboys and superpowers, the ones on earth who search out super adventure with mind twists. Its for those of us who wish Bless Me Ultima would have taken on an even more magical bent. Now we no longer need to wish, because we can inhabit the world of the Children of Drought through these books.
Thank you Ms. Thompson for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I hope you get these books on audio, pronto!
Arianne "Tex" Thompson is a home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and instructor for the Writers Path at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through writers’ conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede.
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