Collecting "Those Poor, Poor Bastards" and "The Ten Thousand Things" in a spectacular omnibus edition, this is 420+ pages of Weird Western, Supernatural, Lovecraftian horror, with atypical "strong female characters!" Re-branded with a new cover by Alex Raspad, this omnibus edition takes Nina Weaver, her father Lincoln, and a motley crew of survivors through a gauntlet of magically-animated undead/demonic forces from 'deaduns' to giant, flying creatures, and literal murders of crows. Get ready for lots of guns, explosives, bloodletting, expletives, faith-based magic, gore, more expletives, and high emotion!
About the Author
This series is written by the three-headed monster known as Tim Marquitz, J.M. Martin, and Kenny Soward. When they combine forces, this world is a better place…and with 110 percent more body hair.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are two stories in this collection and I can’t wait for the third. With the first story what I liked was the lead up to Liao and the animals becoming feral, which is something you don’t see a lot of in zombie stories. It’s always the humans first. Something that I noticed with the story itself was the pacing, the introductions of characters seemed a bit rushed and at times the dialogue was stereotypical of western attitudes and felt it detracted from the overall story and bogged it down. The second story I liked a lot better and found the pacing between action, conflict, and storyline well thought out and I see one voice in the style of writing rather than three. I was able to visualize the action scenes with great detail and was happy to see the prejudices and racial conflicts between some of the characters toned down a bit. The problem I had with the first story was it seemed over the top and unnecessary and in this story there was just enough and it didn't distract from the story line. Even Nina got a few choice words in with George which made me laugh and made him seem to (I dare say) respect her a bit more. In this story there is a lot going on; Nina starts to really embrace her abilities and tries to understand them rather than run from them, we meet some new people and we lose some people, there is a demon train that ferries the dead (which is super creepy to think about), and something that surprised me (and I don't know why it did) which was the dead are localized rather than a cause of some epidemic and Liao is just taking them over. It makes for an interesting idea and something I haven't read before. What I really liked was how these characters come together, to stand and fight and not give up when it seems that all hope or more importantly "faith" is lost. I can't wait to read the third story and find out what the Taiping Jing actually is and does.