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Cowboys and Wizards! Texas Strangers Out Next Week.

Article by Scott Tingley, March 19, 2007

Six Shooters and Sorcery! Gunslingers and Goblins! Old Magic meets the New World as teenage twins Wyatt and Madara begin a perilous quest to reclaim their heritage and dispose of a deadly artifact in a weird Wild West - a world full of monsters, mayhem and the mysterious lawmen called Texas Strangers! 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28th. (from the T.Strangers solicitation)

Now that is what I call good solicitation information - sums up the whole premise. If I was teaching a class on how to write the back cover blurbs for a book - that would be an A+.

Texas Strangers, written by Antony Johnston & Dan Evans III, and illustrated by Mario Boon, melds westerns and fantasy into a story aimed at kids. I liked it. I don't know if I would recommend it for older readers, but I think that younger readers (11-12 and under) would definitely enjoy it - especially if they are fans of fantasy. A small portion of Lord of the Rings + a small portion of Bone + a whole lot of western = Texas Strangers.

It comes out this week from Image Comics, and if you aren't sure about checking it out yet, you and the kids can read eleven pages of it (that's half the book!) HERE.

The only thing worth mentioning content wise is that there is an argument about the quality of the bar's whiskey on a couple of pages. Pretty tame, but just thought you might want to know.

You can read more at the Texas Strangers Blog.



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