Publisher: Roundfire Books
Publishing Date: November 2016
Publishers Description: Teenage gunsel-cum-aspiring-hero Mitzi (last name unknown) breezes into Heropa with twin 9 mm pistols blazing – only to be targeted for recruitment, betrayal and assassination.
Review: Wow, me likey that cover art.
A lot of ratings on this one, but only one written review on GR. Makes sense, or rather in most instances, this novel was riveting then confusing. It was at once blistering in pace then comes to a screeching halt. Dichotomous? Bi-Polar? Mitzi was a great character, and the bulk of the novel should have been entirely about her. The supporting characters did not infuse the story line with a shot of Bourbon. They were built one dimensionally while Mitzi and Brigit were developed nicely along with the movement.
If you like shifting points of view (and I do if done properly) then this novel makes a check on the ol’ entertainment balance sheet. This had mostly what I would call conversational shifting POV, where in a discussion between two people, the POV shifts chapter to chapter. The action is really good when in play and Mitzi burning up the barrels of her pistols should have remained the entire theme of the novel. More vigilante than super hero. I’m giving this 4 GENEROUS stars.
On a side note, the idea that a Jetfire Pistol in .25 caliber with a ridiculously short tip up barrel, virtually no sight radius, a blow-back ejection system is the choice of a teenage assassin to take out roomfuls of thugs, is not believable. But hey, we are in make-believe land, n’est-ce pas?