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Book Review – Brings The Lightning

Peter Grant, author of the Maxwell Saga and the Bayou Renaissance Man blog, has taken a new turn in his writing.  His new western, Brings The Lightning, tells the tale of Walter Ames, a former Confederate soldier returning home to Tennessee after Appomattox.  Following his heart west, he meets the love of his life and together, they forge a new life together.  The book explores post-Civil War history as Americans bridged the Great Plains to settle in the Mountain West and the conflicts they fought with nature and the Native Americans there.

Grant has always been a wonderful storyteller, and he has fully matured as a writer.  Brings The Lightning reads as if it were written during the golden age of western fiction, and the author did an outstanding job making it a story that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves the romance and realities of the West.  The story develops well, as do the characters.  Grant has paid a lot of attention to the details of technology, especially firearms, from the period.  This works because it enhances the story, rather than distracting from it.

I heartily recommend Brings the Lightning, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

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