Dire Straits

Dire Straits Less than a century ago the world was a dangerous place Monsters ran wild and the only thing dangerous was the humans attempting to control them The chaotic lands were eventually tamed by a group of

  • Title: Dire Straits
  • Author: Megan Derr
  • ISBN: 9781936202287
  • Page: 249
  • Format: ebook
  • Less than a century ago, the world was a dangerous place Monsters ran wild, and the only thing dangerous was the humans attempting to control them The chaotic lands were eventually tamed by a group of people who came to be known as the Crown, and they formed a government that helped to maintain peace in the untamed lands.Bannick Poore is one such maintainer of peaceLess than a century ago, the world was a dangerous place Monsters ran wild, and the only thing dangerous was the humans attempting to control them The chaotic lands were eventually tamed by a group of people who came to be known as the Crown, and they formed a government that helped to maintain peace in the untamed lands.Bannick Poore is one such maintainer of peace, an infamous Priest with guns at his hips and a blood red collar around his throat He is equal parts mage and gunslinger, and it is his sworn duty to uphold the law and drive back the monsters that still crop up in a land that is still learning to be civilized 2.00 from every purchase of this ebook will be donated to the Greater New Orleans Foundation s Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund.

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      Published :2019-05-23T19:48:10+00:00

    About "Megan Derr"

    1. Megan Derr

      Megan is a long time resident of m m fiction, and keeps herself busy reading, writing, and publishing it She is often accused of fluff and nonsense When she s not involved in writing, she likes to cook, harass her cats, or watch movies especially all things James Bond She loves to hear from readers, and can be found all around the internetderrmaderr.tumblrmaderrvejournallessthanthreepress meganaderr

    688 thoughts on “Dire Straits”

    1. Another Megan Derr's story that I wished was a full-length novel. All elements are there: great world-building (alternate reality Wild West ruled by the collective Crown together with magic and paranormal beings regulated by the Priests, where homosexuality is accepted), great protagonists Bannick and Ezell who share the history and great attraction, uncertain future I hope author would revisit this world - I would like to see how Bannick and Ezell worked together, whether Ezell fused completely [...]


    2. I started reading Dire Straits because I read the extract and found myself, more than anything else, drawn in by the world that Megan Derr had created. The amount of detail is extraordinary - especially considering that this is a short story, rather than a novel - and I would adore to read more of anything set in this world, just to explore the little details that were revealed. Bannick is a great main character; he's interesting and no-nonsense and I found his relationship with Ezell kind of ad [...]


    3. Unfortunately, the book is full of editorial errors.Fortunately, they are not enough to distract me from the wonderful world of blood priests and necromancers :D


    4. For a short story it was an excellent read. The world created was rich. I just wish there had been more. The two MC's were great together. Very fun and entertaining read:)


    5. 3.5Some of it was rather info-dump-y, but overall, the characters are great, the world is fascinating and pretty thoroughly thought out.4/6/13 Reread ETA:I really, really like the demon aspect. Quite a lot. In fact, it's grown in my regards. It's got that bit of edgy in it, but it's still sweet.I like it ^^


    6. There's a lot of information stuffed in this short story.I could have gone for less information or more length. About 2/3 of the way through, there is 1-2 pages explaining the different types of magic, which seemed a) kind of irrelevant at that stage in the game and b) a bit too much detail for a 32 page book, where only 2 of the 5 kinds of magic are encountered.


    7. An excellent short story! I adore the main characters, and how readers are given a dual view of them (without flashbacks!) as the men they were when they first met, and the men they are when they meet again, after life has forced both down unexpected, darker paths. I found myself loving both for who they are in the story, and feeling sympathy for who they might have been had life not handed them "lemons" (ie. demons).The worldbuilding in this story is also amazingly done. The complexity of the m [...]


    8. I really liked this one. I don't see nearly enough Weird West stuff, especially in the queer romance realm, and Derr incorporates the magical and frontier elements really well. Her "wilder" magic is a great fit for the wildness of the landscape and the people (and interestingly juxtaposed with the rigid hierarchy and order of The Crown and its agents).Also, can I just say how much I appreciated that (view spoiler)[Bannick and Ezell are together within mere seconds of Ezell getting off the train? [...]


    9. An exorcist and a necromancer walked into a barYes, that is not something you're ever likely to hear, but is somethiing you'd get in this alternate universe Western mixed with some other 19th century elements.This is a relatively short story, but it contained some really creative elements which I wouldn't mind seeing again in a full length novel. The main character Bannick, a high ranking 'warrior' priest specializing in exorcism, is paired with a Necromancer, Ezell, to rid a town of the Dire De [...]


    10. 3.5 stars round up.This story is Ms. Derr's earlier works and it shows. I find the info dumb a bit jarring and the action was somewhat anti-climatic with the passive way of dealing with the problem.But it still bear Ms. Derr's trademark style and that made an enjoyable read.Overall, this book felt slightly like a forebear of.


    11. In spite of the fact that this was a short story, this world and these characters have stuck with me more than any story I've read recently. Ms. Derr has long been a favorite, but what she accomplished here was extra-brilliant! An old-west-steampunk-demon-slaying-necromancer-magic story. In 32 pages. Brilliant.Please tell me there's more to come in this world? Pretty please?Favorite Quote:Bannick laughed. "Hell, city slick. Ain't a man alive in the west who can't shoot straight. Them that shoot [...]


    12. This really didn't feel like a 32 page book. Ms Derr managed to paint such a vivid world, tangible romance and loveable characters that hooked from the beginning to the end. Such a new, detailed world this is, I'm surprised it isn't part of a series.I wonder if she plans to release some books in this world.


    13. Yes, please, more of this! This world is fantastic, and I could happily keep reading about it for whole series of full-length novels. I'd love for them to be about these characters as well, but I'm not picky!


    14. Another fascinating world from Megan. I thought the magic use was brilliant, and the priests' organisation seemed fascinating. I would have liked to see more of their training and setup, but what we get here is a solid tale of fantasy from one of my favourite authors.




    15. It's a wonderful book. My only complain is it's too short! I'd like to learn more about the world where priests carry guns and drink demon's blood.




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