Book Review: Owl Dance by David Lee Summers
Owl Dance is a Weird Western steampunk novel. The year is 1876. Sheriff Ramon Morales of Socorro, New Mexico, meets a beguiling woman named Fatemeh Karimi, who is looking to make a new start after escaping the oppression of her homeland. When an ancient life form called Legion comes to Earth, they are pulled into a series of events that will change the history of the world as we know it. In their journeys, Ramon and Fatemeh encounter mad inventors, dangerous outlaws and pirates. Their resources are Ramon’s fast draw and Fatemeh’s uncanny ability to communicate with owls. The question is, will that be enough to save them when airships from Czarist Russia invade the United States?
Originally published August 14, 2018
I’ve been looking forward to diving into Owl Dance since I was introduced to David Lee Summers a few years ago and was not disappointed. It’s a fast, fun and easy read with a wonderful Weird West feel. Just enough explanation of steampunk tech to be interesting without bogging down the story and empathetic characters. Scene shifts allow for easy break points for reading with enough incentive to keep reading or picking up again. A well contained story with enough hook to draw me onto the next book. I look forward to seeing what comes next in the world of the Clockwork Legion.
Rating: 5/5 Clockwork Gears
Until Next time, See you among the stacks.