“Gilman, whoâ€™s had success with urban fantasy and her ambitious â€œVineart Warâ€ trilogy, begins a new series, â€œThe Devilâ€™s Westâ€ with this novel, a solid entry in the currently hot category of Weird West fiction.
Gilman serves up a set of challenges worthy of the premise…..[she] has created a fascinating world for her characters (and her readers) to explore. A lot of the fun comes from her twists on what look at first like familiar tropes from the mythos of the American Westâ€”saloons, mining towns, Native Americans, Spanish missionariesâ€”all taking on a new meaning in the Devilâ€™s West. Itâ€™ll be very interesting to see what else she has in store in this big, untamed landscape. Recommended.”