This story is all about the characters and what well-crafted characters they are. Each come with their own personalities and back stories. Some are still emerging and mysterious, but each one brings something unique to the tale. I imagine these misfits will all bring out the best and worst of one another. The character building here is woven so strategically too - just take the flashback in chapter 1 and late arrival Peter for instance. So far, there are characters we feel empathy for, those we are rooting for and those we don’t trust. The varying dynamics make for a compelling read. Set against the backdrop of the visceral and emotive Wild West, the combination is as comforting as a heady tonic in front of an open fire. Although Wild Westerns are a genre that can feel a little predictable, when the people are interesting enough, like this, you enjoy the ride.
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