“An astonishing blend of first-rate steampunk fantasy and Western adventure” (Library Journal, starred review, on The Six-Gun Tarot), R.S. Belcher’s weird west world series is set in the damned and unnatural frontier town of Golgotha, a Nevada cattle town that hides more than its share of unnatural secrets.
The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker’s wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone’s business, may know more about the town’s true origins than he’s letting on. Some think the worst has come and gone, but the nightmarish trials of Golgotha have only just begun.
“Against the backdrop of Chinese and Mormon mythology and the Civil War, with a bit of Frankenstein for color, the mix of theology, frontier justice, and zombies is merely cover for an intense and irreverent exploration of good, evil, and free will.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review