The Long Past &
"It’s hard to assign a label to a collection of three stories that combine and subvert so many different genres at once. The worldbuilding found in this concept is excellently executed, with 1800s industry, cowboys, mages and dinosaurs expertly woven in with issues of racism, sexism and homophobia. Each story is a snapshot into how the rifts have affected the livelihoods of a diverse group of characters, showing the true faces of the American spirit as each overcome hardship to succeed. The Long Pastis a perfect blend of love and action — it’s refreshing to see LGBT couples not only kick ass together, but get their happily-ever-afters too. While the last two stories are shorter than the first, they never feel rushed — the only critique readers may have is that there needs to be more!”
1858 –Warring mages open up a vast inland sea that splits the United States in two. With the floodwaters come creatures from a long distant past. What seems like the End Times forges a new era of heroes and heroines who challenge tradition, law, and even death as they transform the old west into a new world.
* In the heart of dinosaur country a laconic trapper and a veteran mage risk treason to undertake a secret mission.
* A brilliant magician and her beautiful assistant light up stages with the latest automaton, but the secrets both of them are hiding test their trust in each other and pit them against one of the most powerful men in the world.
* At the wild edge of the Inland Sea, amidst crocodiles and triceratops, an impoverished young man and a Pinkerton Detective must join forces to outmaneuver a corrupt judge and his gunmen.”