A weird western, sprinkled with LGBQT characters, all wrapped tightly in the strange magic of Shine country.
Once again, Sarah Chorn has gifted us with an excellent fantasy story. A novella, Oh, That Shotgun Sky, takes place directly after the climactic events in Of Honey and Wildfires. It’s a stand-alone which can be appreciated and understood without having read its predecessor, although I highly recommend doing so. Knowing the impact of the last events in book one adds even more depth to the characters in Oh, That Shotgun Sky. A weird western, sprinkled with LGBQT characters, all wrapped tightly in the strange magic of Shine country.
Written in her hammering yet poetic prose, Chorn’s stories turn beautiful descriptives into the definition of pain, loss, fear, love, and hope. Tragedy is what put these players on the page, and hope will bring them together. A heartbroken man wanders alone. A group of women, trapped and enslaved, have had little but pain and abuse before the Boundary falls, and they take the only possible way open to them to escape it. Soon, these strangers must learn to trust, in each other, and in the possibilities of hope.
Sarah Chorn’s talent in pulling the emotional heartstrings is tremendous. Her tales are at once both heartbreaking and heartwarming. All of them are unforgettable stories, filled with characters that haunt your mind and heart long after the last page has turned. In this novella, she displays her own talents in creating her cover for Oh, That Shotgun Sky and it’s gorgeous.
Days after the Boundary falls, six strangers converge in a one-horse town, all of them on the run. Some from the past, some avoiding the future.
When men from Shine Company arrive to reclaim their own, these desperate travelers have to decide if they stand with the law, or against it. Men pull the trigger and blood spills.
Fate pulls the strings and everybody dances.
Highly recommended fantasy reading for those who can appreciate, and even welcome, stories that may possibly shred them to pieces emotionally and then stitch them back together again. Whole once more, but irrevocably changed by the experience.
Oh, That Shotgun Sky publishes on February 16, 2021 and is available for pre-order now by clicking on the cover above.
- ASIN: B08SKMCQVQ
- Publication date : February 16, 2021
- Language : English
- Print length : 137 pages
About the Author:
Sarah has been a compulsive reader her whole life. At a young age, she found her reading niche in the fantastic genre of Speculative Fiction. She blames her active imagination for the hobbies that threaten to consume her life. She is a writer and editor, a semi-pro nature photographer, world traveler, three-time cancer survivor, and mom. In her ideal world, she’d do nothing but drink lots of tea and read from a never-ending pile of speculative fiction books.
You can find my review of Of Honey and Wildfires here. And Seraphina’s Lament here. Both are beautiful and breathtaking.
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