Title: Showdown at High Moon
Author: Jennifer Brozek
In: Westward Weird (Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Weird western
Dates read: 1st November 2020
Format: Short story
Publisher: Daw Books
5th sentence, 74th page: She is your queen.
Mena and Will just want to do one more job so that they can have their happily ever after. But this last job is a bit of a showdown, and seriously unexpected.
There was a really great uniqueness in this story – the idea of Scarabs and Shifters as two different beings constantly at war with one another. The fact that the Scarabs are the good guys just made me like this all that much more. I love when stories take a new and unique spin.
Mena and Will are such a nice couple. I love that as the story unfolds, you realise that everything they do, they do together. I always love stories which feature a couple that work as a team, it’s not necessarily a trope that I come across all that often.
There wasn’t anything about this short story that I didn’t enjoy. It was fun, engaging and totally unique. I would totally read more stories by Jennifer Brozek if this is anything to go by.