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Branded on his face and exiled following his forbidden affair with the Princess of Aelfland, Elven soldier Giele seeks redemption on the frontier across the ocean, but even fleeing half a world away isn’t far enough to escape the troubles that follow a marked man. He finds sporadic acceptance, even some measure of friendship, from a holy man, a drunken mage, and even a sho ...more
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Ian Thomas Healy
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DeAnna Knippling
Apr 27, 2011 DeAnna Knippling rated it really liked it
The fun thing about this book was the way you got to go directly from a high-fantasy world into the Old West, but fantasy style. The high-fantasy world is full of all the melodrama of medieval politics (especially sexual politics), and the shift from that to the Old West-world of, well, rape, murder, and swindling the folks Back Home is like jumping into a cold pool on a hot day. Yeah, those elves are lying, cheating SOBs, but at least they're relatively honest.

A clever variation for the Weird W
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Allison Dickson
Aug 09, 2011 Allison Dickson rated it really liked it
Pariah's Moon gives you all the best things about epic fantasy (elves, magic, wizards bows and arrows) and deftly weaves them with classic western themes (an exiled lone hero seeks redemption among an indigenous people in a faraway land). Fill it all in with Healy's excellent pacing and his gift for action-based writing, and you'll a tight, thrilling tale with a lot of heart.
L.E.Olteano
Originally posted at Butterfly-o-Meter Books on Feb 20 2012:

Before we go any further into this, let me tell you 2 things that I find relevant:
1 – The fact that this review showed up now had nothing to do with this article, it’s sort of coincidental that I finally got to this title right about the time the article was posted. Funny how the Universe works, huh? (Also, as a personal note, I agree with him on the whole, though I’m not sure what the “be more considered” part refers to?)
2 – I’ve been
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Ian Thomas Healy is a prolific writer who dabbles in many different speculative genres. His superhero novel Deep Six: A Just Cause Novel was a Top 100 Semi-finalist in the 2008 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award. He’s a seven-time participant and winner of National Novel Writing Month where he’s tackled such diverse subjects as sentient alien farts, competitive forklift racing, a religion-powered ...more
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