A Feast for Phantoms by Kat Ross is a new, YA Western Fantasy out now!
It was supposed to be simple.
Help Marshal Sebastian Hardin escort his prisoner one stop on the railway to Charter Oak.
Just one stop.
But when that prisoner is a savant who talks to ghosts, even the simplest plans have a way of falling apart.
Sheriff’s Deputy Ruth Cortez always does the right thing. Lucky Boy is a company town, dependent on the rich and powerful Carnarvon family. Besides which, the charismatic Sebastian Hardin isn’t an easy man to say no to. When his transport derails in the middle of the prairie, Ruth begins a relentless manhunt that leads straight into the dark heart of the Carnarvon empire.
Lee Merriweather favors sharp suits and fast trains – especially when he’s stealing them. At the ripe old age of 18, he’s managed to become the most wanted criminal in three territories. Lee can’t resist playing cat and mouse with a small-town deputy, but what starts as a game becomes deadly serious.
Sebastian Hardin is the Carnarvons’ right hand, loyal to the death and willing to keep any secret to protect the family. They want Lee alive, but with the young savant’s disturbing abilities it won’t be an easy proposition. Whoever catches Lee gets the keys to the kingdom and the Carnarvons aren’t the only ones hunting him down. Sebastian has enough problems without falling for Deputy Cortez – but you can’t always choose who you love.
They terrorized the settlers until Calindra Carnarvon learned to speak their language. Her empire relies on controlling their telekinetic powers, but Lee Merriweather could destroy it all. And not even Lee suspects the shocking truth of the phantoms’ real nature.”
This book was exactly what I’ve been looking for lately. If you love a book with a mashup of Western, gothic, steampunk, fantasy vibes, you should really add this one to your TBR!
I’ve been craving a story that was just ‘different‘ while also providing a crazy, exciting twist, and I didn’t realize that this was what I was looking for until I devoured it all.
Right away, this one gave me that sense of adventure as we are introduced to a Western, deserted, run-down town where a fugitive meets his match. And from there, I had no clue what was around each corner.
There were ghosts and railroads and just everything that makes for a great Western setting, and I was here for it! A solid 4 out of 5 stars from me, and I highly recommend it! I’ll be sitting on my hands until Book 2 releases!!
Published: 17 March 2020
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
“Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She’s the author of the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic paranormal mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Check out Kat’s Pinterest page for the people, places and things that inspire her books.”
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