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Scryer’s Gulch by MeiLin Miranda

Magic in the Wild, Wild West 

Undercover Treasury Agent Annabelle Duniway is on the trail of a brilliant, twisted spellcaster in a 19th century mining town full of demons, ghosts and werecritters in this weekly fantasy western series.

Note: Scryer’s Gulch is unfinished, and will likely remain so.  It contains some graphic violence and harsh language.



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By Linda Schoales, editor

Dec 2, 2009: The writing in the first chapter is solid and the premise sounds like fun. Magic and magic users in an Old West-style town. Complete with a sheriff, a bordello and a pretty little schoolmarm.

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Ain’t jist gold in them thar hills

By Tim Holtorf, author of Rocket Fox

May 12, 2010: All of the classic western motifs are in this. The small town built on a mining operation, the Sherrif who is watchful of everyone, the rich industrialist that owns almost everything in town, the miners with their small claims. Right down to the new school marm. The big difference comes in the little things.

It’s not gold in them thar hills, but the magical element of hermetauxite. Outside of the difference in mining, you might think the town is just some [more . . .]

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By MsGamgee89, member

Feb 23, 2010: Scryer’s Gulch is not the reason I love MeiLin Miranda, but it certainly doesn’t hurt! While her other story, An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom, is much more my particular cup of tea, Scryer’s Gulch is a romping good time. Set in an alternate Wild West, the heavy touch of magic and the mysterious keep the story from seeming too over-told, and adds a freshness that a generic frontier saga would likely lack. MeiLin’s writing style is engaging and artful, as always, and the enjoyment she gets from this [more . . .]

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for good time, Western-style…

By capriox, member

Feb 22, 2010: I enjoy this new story by MeiLin just as much as I enjoy her other work, "The Intimate History". All the best elements carry over: the fully realized emotions, motivations, and personalities of the characters; the practiced writing/editing skills; the world-building; the engaging plots & drama; the whiff romance; and of course the hint of sex (actually no explicit sex in this tale, but it’s certainly acknowledged).

This time MeiLin takes her storytelling skills to a wild West mining town, only [more . . .]

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