Saturday 27 April 2013

Unicorn Western

Unicorn Western cover

I've been following @SeanPlatt on Twitter for a while now, he's also got a website.

The guy's a prolific indie author, along with his regular writing partner @TheDavidWright.

Last year Sean co-wrote Unicorn Western with Johnny B. Truant. It tickled my fancy, so I purchased a copy.

You are about to read a story about a gunslinger who rides a unicorn. If you think that's a stupid idea, then we're on the same page. We've decided that this is the most awesome stupid idea that either of us has ever had.

The story behind Unicorn Western began when our friend David Wright said we couldn't write a decent western without doing a ton of research. We replied that if we put a unicorn in the story, we could get away with anything.

The characters are vivid, the scene atmospheric, and the plot... extremely silly.

This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, businesses, events, or locations is purely coincidental. Any resemblance to reality is rendered especially ridiculous by the inclusion of unicorns.

In a world where unicorns not only exist, but love chicken pie, and where people scry the future in barrels of water whilst singing traditional (Billy)Joelsongs in church, there is much to be afraid of.

Really enjoyed my first venture into one of Platt's many series, and they've since published more in the Unicorn Western set, with the first one currently going free on Kindle. If you like a bit of light-hearted entertainment, check it out.

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