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Earthbound: Science Fiction in the Old West (Chronicles of the Maca Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It was spell binding leaving the reader wanting for more and unable to put it down. You find yourself rooting for the characters and wondering
what was around the corner to surprise you. I enjoyed it so much I have already read the sequel "Gather the Children". Unfortunately books
3 through 6 are currently unavailable as an E-book. I find myself considering going to a book store and looking for the sequels in paperback
which I rarely do anymore. That's how much I enjoy this series. Mari Collier has hit this one out of the park. I hope the series continues as
E-books in the very near future.
I confess, I'm not a fan of Old West settings, but I do love sci-fi--and Ms. Collier delivers in a way that makes her alien characters complex and thoroughly believable. Her depictions of alien worlds and cultures are also quite well done. I didn't have the issues some reviewers have mentioned with the German phrases that some reviewers have mentioned, but to me, that just adds to the realism of the story. I enjoyed Earthbound so much that I've bought the rest of the books in the series. I would recommend them to anyone in search of a good read.
Being from Wyoming, I was thrilled that she included Fort Laramie and the Rendezvous for the fur trapping-mountain man scenes. Nor does the author shy away from the darker sides of the time periods she writes about.
The science fiction aspect is fairly light in this first book and the characters are wonderfully written and believable. So we'll done, in fact (I try not to give spoilers, but...) I actually cried towards the end of the influenza chapters.
Nor does the story remain on a straight and narrow path. Just when you think you know where it's going, the author weaves in a side plot that shows more of the much larger saga of which this first book is a part of.
Well done and you officially have a new fan.
If you like westerns, you will enjoy it. If you like SciFi, you will enjoy it.
My first experience with Mari Collier's writing, but I will be buying more.
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