Last year I found out that one of my favorite series was dropped by its publisher because they adjudged that the series wasn’t selling enough books. The Jesse James Dawson series was truly a good one and I’m looking forward to the author's next book in the series whenever she releases it independently.
Yesterday the author revealed a new book, which is set to be released via Intermix, Penguin’s new e-book imprint in January 2014. The book is currently titled Peacemaker first in the Arcane West series and here’s the blurb:
Caleb Marcus is a Peacemaker, a roving lawman tasked with maintaining the peace and bringing control to magic users on the frontier. A Peacemaker isn’t supposed to take a life—but sometimes, it’s kill or be killed…
After a war injury left him half-scoured of his power, Caleb and his jackalope familiar have been shipped out West, keeping them out of sight and out of the way of more useful agents. And while life in the wild isn’t exactly Caleb’s cup of tea, he can’t deny that being amongst folk who aren’t as powerful as he is, even in his poor shape, is a bit of a relief.
But Hope isn’t like the other small towns he’s visited. The children are being mysteriously robbed of their magical capabilities. There’s something strange and dark about the local land baron who runs the school. Cheyenne tribes are raiding the outlying homesteads with increasing frequency and strange earthquakes keep shaking the very ground Hope stands on.
Something’s gone very wrong in the Wild West, and it’s up to Caleb to figure out what’s awry before he ends up at the end of the noose—or something far worse…I have to say this alternate historical story sounds very exciting and combined with K.A. Stewart’s writing style, both Bastard and I can’t wait to get our hands on this new title from one of our favorite authors.
For those interested in knowing more about the Jesse James Dawson books can read the following reviews: