I never thought I would love a weird western so much but I lived inside this one as I read it. Mad Sky surprised me repeatedly then blew the air out of my lungs, and I yelped, “What? No!”
From the beginning this story follows solitary farmer Rada Dunn as she encounters the deadly lightning bolts that attack from the sky and kill. And yes, they are very like the birds in Hitchcock’s thriller – a seemingly hostile nature attacking man for no discernable reason. Terrifying because they depict a force you can’t reason with.
In a story worthy of being compared to The Stand an unlikely bunch of memorable characters shelter in the safety of a steampunk vehicle, The Stormbringer, as they travel up and down the North Valley rescuing the few survivors from the scattered farms and delivering them to the town of Peace, their safe haven. Villains are fought and there are debates regarding this phenomenon. Some think it’s based in science; some think religion holds the key. So, as you’re reading, you’re wondering, is this science fiction, or is the book paranormal? Like me, you may think you have it all figured out early on.
Then the bottom falls out of everything and I do mean everything, in a finale that I did not see coming. I know you’ve heard this before but I couldn’t stop reading. Then I was crushed.
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