Bodacious Creed by Jonathan Fesmire

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Zombies + steampunk + western = werid west = love

It was those elements that lured me toward this novel. Once I read the preview, I knew for sure this would be a novel that I would love. Jonathan Fesmire’s first novel in The Adventures of Bodacious Creed did not disappoint.

There are two things you have to remember as you dive into this story. One, Creed always gets his man. Two, there are several players to help him achieve his goal. It’s your typical good vs. evil plot with the good being more than Bodacious himself.

The characters are strong and well-drawn. There are many that I loved including the well-developed bad guys of the story. The zombies aren’t the pop culture, flesh-eating types we’re used to seeing. No, they are steampunk zombies. An element of the story I love so much I can’t even put it into words.

It’s very well-written and edited for a self-published novel. The setting and story are imaginative. It reads at a good pace, and I felt the details were exactly where they needed to be.

The only reason it fell short the fifth star was because even though there were plenty of twists and turns, there wasn’t anything that blew my mind. I’m holding out hope for book two of this series, as I can see this being a series I follow to the end.

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T I T L E: Bodacious Creed

S E R I E S:  The Adventures of Bodacious Creed (Nº 1)

A U T H O R:  Jonathan Fesmire

P U B L I S H • D A T E : August 18, 2017

P U B L I S H E R: Bodacious Publishing

I S B N:  9781548700621

Steampunk, Sci-fi, Weird West

Bodacious - creed - Fesmire

U.S. Marshal James Creed has known loss, starting from the untimely death of his wife and daughter in a sudden fire. His work, chasing down and arresting outlaws across the Wild West, is all he has left to live for. Then one day, in 1876, the infamous killer Corwin Blake catches Creed by surprise and guns him down.

Creed awakes after a mysterious young woman resurrects him in a basement laboratory beneath a brothel. Half alive, Creed feels torn between his need for justice and his desire to fall back into the peace of death. Creed’s instincts drive him to protect the city of Santa Cruz, California, from the outlaws it harbors while searching for Blake.

He uncovers a secret criminal organization, likely protecting Blake, determined to use resurrection technology for its own ends. The former marshal, now faster, stronger, and a more deadly shot than ever before, must work with a brothel madam, a bounty hunter, and the remaining marshals to uncover the criminal syndicate before they can misuse the machines of rebirth and create more mindless zombies. Meanwhile, he must also stop Blake, before the outlaw kills the only people he cares about.

His own death can wait.

I received a copy via the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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