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by Emma Bull

Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy

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This is an enjoyable and interesting take on the legend of Wyatt Earp and the town of Tombstone, Ariz. More subtle than Bull's other work and lacking the flashy magic of the seminal War for the Oaks, it is still a captivating and original story with solid worldbuilding and characterization. Mildred and Jesse are perfectly drawn, and their growing relationship is a highlight of the book.

In this clever retelling of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, told from the perspective of widow Mildred Benjamin and horse trainer Jesse Fox, it becomes apparent that the things happening in Tombstone aren't just the natural growing pains of a frontier town, they're the workings of a sorcerer.

Jesse and Mildred need to decide what, if anything, they're going to do about the machinations they've discovered. In the process, they just may learn who they really are. (Tor, Jul., 320 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs

Publisher: Tor

Published: July 2007

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