The Shotgun Arcana (Golgotha #2) - R. S. Belcher

“An astonishing blend of first-rate steampunk fantasy and Western adventure.” — Library Journal, starred review on The Six-Gun Tarot

R. S. Belcher’s debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets.

1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, but now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party... and the dawn of humanity.

Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness.  But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day’s time, the town and its people will be tested as never before — and some of them will never be the same.

The Shotgun Arcana is even more spectacularly ambitious and imaginative than The Six-Gun Tarot, and confirms R. S. Belcher’s status as a rising star.

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Release date: October 1, 2014
Genres: fantasy, history
Expectation rating: 9.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 18, 2021

Golgotha :: Series

The Six-Gun Tarot (Golgotha #1)9.00
The Shotgun Arcana (Golgotha #2)
The Queen of Swords (Golgotha #3)