Book One of Legends & Legacies
- No Land For Heroes
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 in
Mildred Berry is down to her last four bullets…
In a wild west where the only things more dangerous than outlaws are dragons, Deputy Berry is struggling to protect her town and keep her family fed. As a last resort, she robs a train for ammunition only to find that the cargo she needs so badly was owned by war hero Frederic Rousseau.
The same Frederic Rousseau whom she served during the Amelior Civil War. The same Frederic Rousseau she’s been hiding from for the last five years.
Millie knows a secret that could ruin Rousseau’s life, and he’ll stop at nothing to keep her from telling the truth. With her violent past bearing down on the life she’s built for herself, Millie has to decide how far she’ll be willing to go to keep her town safe.
Sadie F on See Sadie Read wrote:
[Note: This review was part of the SPBFO 8 contest]
In No Land for Heroes, there are many plot mechanics at play and a healthy serving of converging character arcs. You have morally justified robberies, insurance scams, hidden identities, and more skeletons in the proverbial closet than you’d find in Deadwood’s cemetery.
There is some fantastic character work on display with a sizeable cast who all bring their own personalities to the story. Foremost of these characters is the protagonist Millie, who balances strength with vulnerability whilst also being extremely complex and possessing that chaotic good morality that always makes for a great character.
I liked the way Black played with gender expectations. I laughed often. The plot rolls along at a good clip. The writing is snappy and fun to read. And the ‘found family’ is strong in this one. I whole-heartedly recommend this book and look forward to more.