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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Your daily Ralph 1/8/14 :Review of Brother Bones: Six Days of the Dragon
Review of Brother Bones: Six Days of
By Roman Leary
Brother Bones created
by Ron Fortier
Six days of the Dragon is the first Brother Bones full
length adventure. It takes place in the late 30’s, as do most good pulp stories,
and has its contingent of bizarre characters. Six days of the Dragon is a supernatural
thriller featuring the undead avenger himself along with those unique characters.
Bones is unique in that he really is a dead man who is
reanimated to pay for his sins by God. He possesses vast strength and is
basically invulnerable. Bullets either go right through him or bounce off of
him. I’m not clear on which, but suffice to say he’s not in the least bit
worried about getting shot. He gets his orders from an angel who directs him
toward a target.
Six days of the Dragon was an action packed adventure across
the city of ‘Cape Noire’ that led the undead avenger onto the trail of an
immortal beast who had long been playing the master puppeteer from behind the
scenes. He had been ordering his puppet to create a mystic item that would
quite literally unleash hell on earth.
Throw in a secret group who considered themselves heroes as
well as several unknowns who would play huge parts in all of this and you have
a very well-crafted novel.
Did I mention how much fun this all was? Well I did just
now. I really liked this one. While I felt there could have been a lot more Brother
Bones himself throughout the book, and less of the people running around him, what
we did have of him within these pages was great.
All in all I really liked this story. It was a great new pulp novel
with a little bit for everyone.