Territory

Territory

Book - 2007
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"Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881 is the site of one of the richest mineral strikes in American history, where veins of silver run like ley lines under the earth, a network of power that belongs to anyone who knows how to claim and defend it." "Above the ground, power is also about allegiances. A magician can drain his friends' strength to strengthen himself, and can place his friends between himself and danger. The one with the most friends stands to win the territory." "Jesse Fox left his Eastern college to travel West, where he's made some decidedly odd friends, like the physician Chow Lung. who insists that Jesse has a talent for magic. In Tombstone, Jesse meets the tubercular Doc Holliday, whose magic is as suppressed as his own, and attracts the sorcerous attention of Wyatt Earp." "Mildred Benjamin is a young widow making her living as a newspaper typesetter, and - unbeknownst to the other ladies of Tombstone - selling tales of Western derring-do to the magazines back East. Like Jesse, Mildred has episodes of seeing things that can't possibly be there." "When a failed stagecoach holdup results in two dead, Tombstone explodes with speculation about who attempted the robbery. The truth could destroy Earp's plans for wealth and glory, and he'll do anything to bury it. Meanwhile, outlaw leader John Ringo wants the same turf as Earp. Each man courts Jesse as an ally as they struggle for control of the territory."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0312857357 (acid-free paper)
9780312857356 (acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: FIC BULL
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 25 cm

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Tombstone, Arizona has seen plenty of lawmen, outlaws, and prospectors, but none quite like the ones populating Bull's weird West.


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