A new gun-slinging fantasy series mixing the Wild West, Steampunk, angels, and a town that exists for only a day is set to begin its epic story next year, courtesy of Solaris.
Guy Adamsâ€™Â The Good, The Bad and The InfernalÂ is a weird western, a gun-toting, cigarillo-chewing fantasy built from hangmanâ€™s rope and spent bullets!
The Good, The Bad and The InfernalÂ will be the first book in the exciting newÂ Heavenâ€™s Gate ChronicleÂ series, debuting in April 2013. Details of the second title in the series will be announced in the near future.
“Guy’s writing is fresh, exciting and laced with a wicked sense of humour,â€ said Jonathan Oliver, editor-in-chief of Solaris. â€œI love a good Western, but Guy’s new series is so much more than that.Â The Heaven’s Gate ChroniclesÂ promises to be a hell of a ride, and heaven to read.”
Roughly every one hundred years a town appears. From a small village in the peaks of Tibet to a gathering of mud huts in the jungles of South American, it can take many forms. It exists for twenty-four hours then vanishes, but for that single day it contains the greatest miracle a man could imagine: a doorway to Heaven.
It is due to appear on the 21st September 1889 as a ghost town in the American Midwest. When it does there are many who hope to be there: Travelling preacher Obeisance Hicks and his simple messiah, a brain-damaged Civil War veteran; Henry and Harmonium Jones and their freak show pack of outlaws; the Brothers of Ruth and their sponsor Lord Forset (inventor of the Forset Thunderpack and other incendiary modes of personal transport); finally, an aging gunslinger who lost his wings at the very beginning of creation and wants nothing more than to settle old scores.