Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hontas by V.M. Sawh (Good Tales for Bad Dreams, #3)

Hontas
by V.M. Sawh

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Good Tales for Bad Dreams - Book 3
Publication Date: October 29, 2014
Publisher: V. M. Sawh
Genre: Adult Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 62 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
In this rip-roaring Wild West adventure, intrepid bounty hunters Pocahontas and John embark on a dangerous mission to stop a train run by a sadistic, slave-driving madman.

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“How many?” John was panting. His adrenaline kicked in at the sound of the shot.
“One.”
“There’ll be more. That car’ll empty out quick.”
That was bad. They’d be outnumbered by at least a dozen.
“Did you do it?”
John shifted, scouting the opposite side of the train with a glance. “Not enough,” he pulled his own silver Colt and unslung his rifle. “This is more than a six bullet situation.”
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Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. This tale shifts the story of Pocahontas from Colonial Times to the Wild West. So, strip bare your assumptions, open your mind and see these tales told like never before.

  
Hontas by V.M. Sawh

Hontas (Good Tales For Bad Dreams #3)Hard to imagine so much magnetic power can be held in so few words! Hontas by V.M.Sawh is so well written it feels like a tome five times its size! You want action, injustice, survival and personal strength with an ending that brands itself into your mind? It’s all right here!

Based on Pocahontas, and placing her in the Wild, wild West, we are witness to the inner strength of a woman taken from the only life she has ever known in her fight for survival. Get ready to absorb the new Hontas into your realm of imaginary friends with guts. Now a bounty hunter with her partner, John, their mission is meant to be a tough one, paying the big bucks, but is I more than they can handle? Hontas past comes back to haunt her with ghosts of those she left behind. Will she use her proud heritage to make her strong or will she be swallowed up by its power?

V.M. Sawh has some major talent here and I’m hoping to see it in a longer tale, but for now, if he just keeps on writing in the crisp and clean style he uses as he colors each page with taut action and strong characters I’ll be one happy reader. An impressive short story, perfect for the pool or beach, when you finish, it’s time to flip over and start another of his tales!

I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.




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