Review of Peacemaker

By Marianne de Pierres

On the lead up to hosting Marianne on the Peacemaker Blog tour, I jumped at the chance to read an early review copy from netgalley, to see just what this intriguing new offering, had to… well… offer.

For those of you who live in Brisbane, having a natural area in the middle of the central business district would seem less bizarre, than say, a giant dinosaur on a golf course, right? Imagining a wild west themed nature reserve in the middle of a city… sure, why the heck not, after all there is something about a guy in chaps. *eyebrow wiggle*

Blurb from Goodreads…
“When an imaginary animal from her troubled teenage years reappears, Virgin takes it to mean one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. Dead bodies start piling up around her, so she decides on the latter. Something terrible is about to happen in the park and Virgin and her new partner, U.S. Marshall Nate Sixkiller, are standing in its path…

Virgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun Park – the world’s last natural landscape, overshadowed though it is by a sprawling coastal megacity. She maintains public safety and order in the park, but her bosses have brought out a hotshot cowboy to help her catch some drug runners who are affecting tourism. She senses the company is holding something back from her, and she’s not keen on working with an outsider like Nate Sixkiller.”
I completely fell in love with Peacemaker. It has the grunt and grit of Marianne’s Parrish Plessis series, the brilliant characterisation of her humerous crime series (written under the pen name Marianne Delacourt) an eye for suspense that has come from years and years of honing her craft.

The world building is imaginative and pleasantly disjointed. A discord that really brings out the multi level genre mix we have to feast from.

On most days I can relate to Virgin Jackson, needing a little space to just sit and be one with the world.

If only we had our own Birrimun Park on our doorstep.

Peacemaker began as a webcomic ( more information ) and, thanks to Angry Robot, this amazingly original body of work is now a novel to be devoured and treasured as of the 29th of April 2014.

Stay tuned… Marianne will be dropping by on the 9th of May to answer some questions about Peacemaker.
Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: April 29th 2014 by Angry Robot
0857664182 (ISBN13: 9780857664181)

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