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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

El Mosaico 3 by Michael Panush, anything but run-of-the-mill

A while back I read and shared a review on Dead Man's Drive by Michael Panush. I have now a second of his books El Mosaico Hellfire. His style and imagination are on of a kind. There is nothing traditional about the world's that become his novels. For reader's everywhere who enjoy a fantastic story that will get the brain churning in creativity than Michael Panush is the author who can do that.

 El Mosaico: Hellfire by Michael Panush is a tale of the old west, although not the old west we have read in the past nor has this west ever been conveyed in the movies. The closest comparison I can make is Space Cowboy but even not a close comparison. This dimension of the wild west only exists in the author's mind and the minds of the readers as they explore each page.

In this novel scar faced ex assassin Cane is sheriff of the small town of Hellfire. He jumps from one dastardly adventure to the next with his sidekick Nelly, leaving a trail of bad guy blood and wreckage behind in the effort to keep Hellfire and its innocents safe. The enemies and characters he runs up against are an odd lot, Tommy Knockers, pterodactyls, pirates marooned in the desert, and skin walkers just to name a few. Cane, the most unlikely hero with his scarred, mangled face manages to win the hearts and respect of the
town folk, and their school teacher. I hate to give away spoilers, instead I encourage people to read and find out if this haphazard assassin turned sheriff saves Hellfire and wins the school teacher or if the swarm of villains take the city.

There are quite a few surprises in this novel, and at times I found myself a little lost, but I feel that is because I didn’t read the first two books in this series before plunging into this one, however, I have read Dead Man’s Drive and find a recurring theme between the two such as a repulsive unsung hero protagonist- a rogue turned admirable. The author’s words bring the characters to life both in colorful dialogue and a kaleidoscope of descriptions. 

El Mosaico is a spectacular novel and anything except run-of-the-mill.

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