Nice start...very nice start
I have to say that western stories are not really my genre. I prefer magical fantasy or science fiction. However, with The Willow Rise Six, I seriously couldn't put it down until I finished what's been published. The characters are incredibly believable. I get a feeling of sympathy for Sam, Peter and Alice, they are caught up in something through their own previous misfortunes, misfortunes they have trouble facing up to, and misfortunes that let Bill wield his influence over them. Levi strikes me as the type I could see being played by Clint Eastwood in his man with no name days, hard as steel and just as cold and uncompromising. While Bill is like a spider, weaving devious, manipulative webs with threats of revealing secrets so he gets people to do what he wants, A mastermind type that treats others like mere puppets.
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I very much look forward to the finishing the story.
My only criticism would be technically based. It's small I know but at one point Boone walks into the office having cleaned the blood of his father off himself and the sentence refers to "his firearms having been wiped clean". The story implied Boone beat his father to death rather than shot him! So I would have said forearms would have been a more appropriate word, like I said only a small point and maybe it was a typo