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Dust and Shadow

(Forgotten Lands #1)

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Eleven years ago, my mother was murdered, and still, her killer lives in plain sight.

In Sagebrush Canyon, thirst rules, ignorance is power, and nothing is as it seems. It’s been two centuries since the boom of the Industrial Revolution sent the Victorian world into a devastating climatic shift. Now, chivalry is dead and the frills and frivolities of the romantic era are n
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Dust and Shadow is the first book in the brand new series, Forgotten Lands, by Lindsey Pogue. I want to admit, firstly, that this book is a bit outside of my normal zone. It is classified as a post-apocalyptic alternate history set in the wild west. I would also classify this first book as young adult. I don’t read much historical romance but I am a huge fan of Lindsey’s writing so I decided to go for it. Wow! I am so glad that I did! This book was amazing. I would recommend it to just about eve ...more
Dianne
In a world reminiscent of the old Wild, Wild West, the small and isolated town of Sagebrush Canyon struggles to survive amidst water and food rationing, a controlling marshal and the onslaught of killer sandstorms. It’s been two hundred years since Industry has created a deadly climate shift and the human world has gathered in isolated pockets and in some, like Sagebrush Canyon, the very essence of humanity is tested.

Jo has lived with the horrors of her mother’s murder for more than a decade, w
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J. Bennett
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The world hasn’t exactly ended yet, but it’s getting close in Lindsey Pogue’s intriguing new book, Dust and Shadow. The dust of the title refers to the bleached soil and the ravaging sandstorms that blot out the sun and threaten all unfortunate enough to find themselves without shelter. The shadows…well, the shadows are everywhere in the town.

Josephine Mason is determined to shed some sunlight on those shadows, but to do that, she’ll have to reach back into her own painful past and go toe-to-to
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C
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just, wow! I've always been a fan of PA book, and Ms. Pogue in fact, but this was awesome!!

At first I was a bit nervous as this did not 'fit' into the typical PA books that I read. However, Ms. Pogue did not disappoint! There was romance, drama and suspense. Yet again, I loved the strong female characters that find their way into Ms. Pogue's books. Here's my breakdown:

- I was a bit leary of Jo in the beginning as I was worried that she would never get over her past. Granted, how could some
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Stevie Williams
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have eagerly anticipated this book since hearing about it!
I mean, come on.... a post-apocalyptic love story and Victorian adventure, set in a forgotten world in the American Wild West!! Awesomeness!!
I was so excited to receive an ARC copy, it took me 3 evenings to get through it, and man did I enjoy it. I couldn't get the kids to bed quickly enough, grab a large mug of steaming tea and settle down for an evening of reading.... little did I know that my eyeballs would not play the same game!!
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Boxy Frown
I love a good post apocalypse drama, even better when there are romantic elements and intrigue, and Dust and Shadow delivers on all fronts. Set in the dystopian presentish (!), the advent of the Industrial Revolution brought about climate storms called the Shift. As a result, the small desert town that Jo lives in has depended on her family's farm to survive for generations. The Marshal, the leader of the town, and his cronies keep law and order in the town, but Jo is certain that the evil Marsh ...more
Suzanne
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this post-apocalyptic story in a future world that is much like the wild west of the 1800's. I found it helpful to have read the prequel, Born of Sand and Scorn, prior to this book to get a glimpse into the family histories of the main characters and understand the significance of the blue butterfly brooch.

Jo has lived with the horrors of her mother’s murder and her own encounter with the Marshall of Sagebrush Canyon for more than a decade. She's happiest away from town on the f
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Alicia
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness!! I couldn't put it down. It was great and I am so thankful I have part two! Ha! I don't even know where to begin. It was absolutely awesome from beginning to end. The story line was one point. No stone left unturned. I'm so seriously in reading love with this author. So worth the read. A little upset with myself it took me some time to get to it, but better late than never!! READ IT !!
Roopa Ramachandra
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wish I could say I enjoyed this book. I mean, the plot line was really good. So much potential. But I felt like the pace of the book dragged on. I kept thinking, "Move along, already." I guess, it wasn’t that bad, but that’s how I felt.

The characters were definitely well written. But the whole setup didn’t feel explained adequately enough. Often, I felt lost regarding the surroundings of the characters. Also, I thought that the story could have unfurled better.

Despite all that, I couldn’t gi
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Jennifer G
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dust and Shadow is the fantastic new book by Lindsey Pogue of the world after 'the shift'. It's a dystopian world that's a clever blend of old west and dust bowl era, a land ruined by drought and lightning. It's a book of deceits and revenge, evils, and deprivation, but ultimately it's a story of survival, new beginnings, and love.

Sagebrush Canyon is an unforgiving town. Water is a scarcity, the town is ruled by fear, the good, strong people are defeated. This is the world that Josephine (Jo) Ma
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Cindy Narsh
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing!!!!!!!

I absolutely LOVED this book! I read the prequel (Borne of Sand and Scorn) which drew me in; this story then lives out what was set in place centuries ago. The characters lives have been ruled and judged by circumstances and events that may be outright lies, or misperceptions, or some combination of the two. Are the "bad" guys really bad and are the "good" guys truly good? While the romance component is relatively predictable, the story along the way is wonderful. I hope Ms Pogue c
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Jenny Lambert
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Readers Thoughts: I was given a copy of Dust and Shadow for an honest review. Let me start by saying I absolutely love Lindsey's novels. Each one is a new adventure to go on.
Now I would like to say that what I loved about D&S are the strong characters. I personally didn't believe that anything was cliche about this novel. You have Jo, a troubled young woman scared (literally) by a past she can't forget. You also have Clayton, a young man who is the son of a murdering Marshall and is expecte
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Pheebz
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A different place in time. A young girls tries to put into perspective the traumatizing events of the day her mother's murder. Now grown she is being courted by the monsters son. Jo is at her best while taking care of the Family farm. She is a hard worker and doesn't mind getting dirty.
These are hard times, little water and dust storms that kill.
Secrets are reviled that make Jo rethink what she has believed her whole life.He family is better off than a lot of the towns people, but now she wond
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Sarah W
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed being transported into this alternative history world. I have always been a fan of alternative history so this one set in a Wild West/Victorian stalled world was intriguing to me. I think the author did a fantastic job of painting the scenery and setting the tone. Set in a dry and drought-ridden town I actually felt myself get parched while reading and had to go grab a glass of water several times…that is great writing! I am excited to read future books and continue to experienc ...more
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Dust and Shadow is the fantastic new book by Lindsey Pogue of the world after 'the shift'. It's a dystopian world that's a clever blend of old west and dust bowl era, a land ruined by drought and lightning. It's a book of deceits and revenge, evils and deprivation, but ultimately it's a story of survival, new beginnings, and love.

Sagebrush Canyon is an unforgiving town. Water is a scarcity, the town is ruled by fear, the good, strong people are defeated. This is the world that Josephine (Jo) Ma
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Lindsey Pogue has been writing all her life. Her novels are inspired by her observations of the world around her—whether she’s traveling, people watching, or hiking. When not plotting her next storyline or dreaming up new, brooding characters, Lindsey’s wrapped in blankets watching her favorite action flicks or going on road trips with her own leading man. Sh
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