‘Night’s Tooth’ by Jean Lee

Night’s Tooth

In the Mississippi River Valley, during the latter part of the nineteenth century, bounty hunter Sumac seeks shadowy bandit, Night’s Tooth. However, though gifted with magical powers, Sumac isn’t the only one tracking the mysterious outlaw, and he’ll need to keep his wits about him if he aims to get the better of Sheriff Jenson and the golden boys…

A mix of classic western and fantasy, Jean Lee’s novella is set on the edges of her Princeborn universe (see Fallen Princeborn: Stolen). Her use of language is delightful, with an unusual writing style that’s as clever as it is original. The characters are an interesting lot, too, (like the Sherriff with the squirrel-tails moustache). Drop them all into an atmospheric Clint Eastwood-type setting, and there’s plenty of action to keep the reader guessing what’s coming next.

Unlike Fallen, this one isn’t aimed at Young Adult readers, but if you like cowboy stories with a dollop of the weird and strange, this’ll be right up your old west Main Street.

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  9 comments for “‘Night’s Tooth’ by Jean Lee

  1. 11/10/2019 at 2:49 AM

    Oh they should! One of my dad’s favorite Holmesian series had nothing to do with England, but Minnesota. 🙂 https://www.goodreads.com/series/150340-sherlock-holmes-in-minnesota
    And I’m so honored by your review. Thank you for reading, and for sharing!

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    • 11/10/2019 at 11:23 AM

      Thanks for the link JL, I just had a look at it – curiouser and curiouser, as Holmes might say.

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      • 11/10/2019 at 11:52 AM

        🙂 I hope you have fun exploring possibilities. Holmes in a land of lawlessness could be LOADS of fun. x


  2. 10/10/2019 at 5:36 PM

    Western and fantasy is an interesting combination, Colin. Great review.

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    • 10/10/2019 at 5:58 PM

      Thanks Robbie – this was a new one for me and I liked it a lot. Now, I wonder is Holmes and Watson could venture into the Wild West…

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      • 15/10/2019 at 6:22 PM

        I think that sounds like a good option to investigate, Colin.


      • 15/10/2019 at 9:03 PM

        So many ideas, so little time… 😉


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