The Mod Woman Book Club October Pick
October is the month of two of my favorite things: Fall and Halloween. Fall is such a magical time with the changing of the season, the turning of the leaves, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes wafting in the air…
As a nod to this magical season I wanted to choose a book from an author known for their magical - and often times spooky books. Charlaine Harris, the author of the Sookie Stackhouse (which is what the HBO show True Blood was based on) book series -which I loved minus the final book which I just pretend doesn’t exist- as well as the Harper book series has a new novel that I think fits the bill perfectly.
Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. For the wizards, Gunnie Rose has already acquired a fearsome reputation and they’re at a desperate crossroad, even if they won’t admit it. They’re searching through the small border towns near Mexico, trying to locate a low-level magic practitioner, Oleg Karkarov. The wizards believe Oleg is a direct descendant of Grigori Rasputin, and that Oleg’s blood can save the young tsar’s life.
As the trio journey through an altered America, shattered into several countries by the assassination of Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Depression, they’re set on by enemies. It’s clear that a powerful force does not want them to succeed in their mission. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive.
Happy reading everyone!