More important, though, is his skill at creating characters who are credible and heroic. Deputy US Marshal Bass Reeves, based on a real person, is the heart and soul of the collection of true-hearted and awe-inspiring peace keepers Farmer brings together. Deputy US Marshal F.M. Miller competes nicely in a field traditionally dominated by men. She does it by being as fast on the draw as any, and sharp in wit. The rest of the lawmen, including Sheriff Mason Flynn and Texas Ranger Bodie Hickman, take a backseat to no one.
Any great story requires supporting characters who bring out the best in the main characters, and the author peppers his tales with memorable people who represent the old west well.
Ken Farmer has done it again, and his readers will not only finish Aurali Red as quickly as possible, they will eagerly await his next release. I know I will.
T.C. Miller, Author