Author: Dean F. Wilson
Published: April 17, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction, Western
Coilhunter is an excellent adventure, and I couldn't put my Kindle down until the very end. Wilson's worldbuilding is fantastic, down to the shifting yellow grains of sand that get caught in machine parts, fill exhaust pipes, and clog diesel tanks. I felt as if I were a part of this ruthless Wild North, where even the sun is out to get you.
Let me back up to the cover, where artist Duy Phan brought Nox and his monowheel and toys to life. I was first drawn to this book by the cover art and then the description. That's how you reel in potential readers. Kudos!
Nox, who wears the star of a sheriff on his breast, is actually a bounty hunter in this cruel world where there are no lawmakers and no lawkeepers. Nox strikes fear into the hearts of not only good folks, but also criminals, and he wants them to know he's coming for them. As he hunts for those on the wanted posters to earn some coils, the currency in the Wild North, he also searches for justice--or at least revenge--for his murdered family.
Coilhunter is a well written science fiction western adventure, a real treat for your senses. According to Wilson, the Coilhunter Chronicles will be at least four books, all standalone tales of Nox's adventures, and can be read out of order. I've already pre-ordered Rustkiller, and will be anxiously awaiting its arrival to my Kindle in October. I can't recommend this book enough!
About Dean F. Wilson
Dean F. Wilson was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He started writing at age 11, when he began his first (unpublished) novel, entitled The Power Source. He won a TAP Educational Award from Trinity College Dublin for an early draft of The Call of Agon (then called Protos Mythos) in 2001.
He is the author of the Children of Telm epic fantasy trilogy and the Great Iron War steampunk series.
Dean also works as a journalist, primarily in the field of technology. He has written for TechEye, Thinq, V3, VR-Zone, ITProPortal, TechRadar Pro, and The Inquirer.