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Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus
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Three Words That Describe This Book: Steampunk, Story About Stories, Engaging

This is another alternative history, dark fantasy Western. It is Steampunk but with an Afro-Caribbean foundation.

But what is unique here is the relationship between Desmond and the child. They are on the run, but there is time for the reader to learn about them and be lured in by their relationship in between the action. Broaddus' writing style engages us, draws us in to participate.

There are plenty of eccentric characters here and the story is a fun read, but there is also lots to ponder as the book delves into politics and religion but without being preachy about either.

Readalikes: Pairs well with RIVER OF TEETH by Gailey and DREAD NATION by Ireland but is different than both. I have reviews for those on my shelf too. Also THE BLACK GOD'S DRUM by Clark-- especially this one.

UNBURY CAROL by Malerman because of the mystical western frame with steampunk influences. Here is my review of that book: https://raforall.blogspot.com/2018/02...

Finally, many people who enjoy steampunk in general will like this novella. Here is the Goodreads Steampunk page: https://www.goodreads.com/genres/stea...
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Reading Progress

May 18, 2018 – Started Reading
May 18, 2018 – Shelved
May 26, 2018 – Finished Reading

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