A U T H O R: Jonathan Maberry
P U B L I S H E R: Macmillan-Tor/Forge
P U B L I S H--D A T E: September 22, 2015
I S B N: 9780765375261
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Weird WestFrom New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, the first in a thrilling series of novels based on Deadlands, a hugely successful role-playing game (RPG) set in the Weird, Weird West.
Welcome to the Deadlands, where steely-eyed gunfighters rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. Where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns . . . and a mysterious substance called "ghost rock" fuels exotic steampunk inventions as well as plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets.
In Ghostwalkers, a gun-for-hire, literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction . . . and an army of the living dead!
Deadlands is one of the most popular RPGs in history, with over a million Deadlands gaming books sold.
Don't let the fact that this book is based off of a RPG game discourage you from reading it. If you do, you will only be denying yourself a most epic read.
While it is a bit of a long read, this book is NOT boring in anyway, shape, or form. There is plenty adventure, great dialog, and character development within the pages to keep you going until the very last page. I developed a deep fondness of the two main characters (Grey and Looks Away). They are strong characters, and can totally stand on their own two feet, but together, they are a dynamic duo with the best freaking conversations.
This book was lively, exciting, and so enjoyable to me, that I am bitter it had to end. It deserves all the five stars I'm giving it. I will make a spot for this on my bookshelf.
Everyone deserves to read this superb tale.