“Fire Wind is the beginning of a series of western science fiction novels that feature adventure, action, and faith. Christian Speculative Fiction – learn to love it!” This is how Guy introduces his new genre-shredding Wind Drifter series. Of course, he forgot to mention intense spiritual warfare. This one is up to the standards of his epic Christian action/adventure, fantasy, science fiction, romances in The Warrior Kind series. That’s saying a lot for one of the worst things foisted on our readers at this time—the novella. I hate short books. Whereas The Warrior Kind novels range from 175 to 250 pages, this new series comes in at 90 to 100, so far. So, these are very intense 4-5 hour reads for an evening.
Prepare yourself! This is not a normal western
Guy’s books always wreak havoc with genre. This one was enough of a surprise that I reread it a few weeks later and got a lot more out of it. Several times I was on the edge of shouting Alleluia! But I kept it quiet. There’s no sense in startling the wife and the dogs. The only thing missing in this first book of the series is one of Guy’s intense Biblical romances. [There’s one coming in book 2 of the Wind Drifter series.]
Spiritually, the content is not explicitly Christian
However, the spiritual truths which are at the heart of the story certainly are. To a believer, I find myself deeply satisfied. It’s gritty and violent, though clean and never gratuitous. The evil is strongly spiritual as well as physical. I cannot recommend this new series highly enough. Mature teen and older.