Temperance Whiteoak is descended from a line of great sorcerers. She has the ability to craft weapons, mix potions, and conjurer ways to defeat the evil that lurks on the badlands. After a depravity took from her everything she loved, Temperance now spends her days chasing deamon bounties. A task that is solitary: riding across the plains with her pistols and her hex munition… A Pistol Warlock.
The novella opens with Temperance hunting a rather nasty fiend. She gets her quarry and puts its essence in a small vial, but to receive her bounty she needs to go into town. The local sheriff doesn’t have enough money on hand, so he makes her a deal… Help a marshal deliver a prisoner to the next largest town and get paid for both the delivery and the bounty… $ and $ to replace the expensive ammo she has lost.
Shoot outs, magic, and a setting that is straight out of Red Dead Redemption, Bulletproof Witch is definitely a fun little story. The author sets up an interesting relationship between Temperance and Marshal Schrimshaw. He has Federation Law to follow and Temperance is willing to kill anything that gets in her way… There may need to be a bit of a compromise.
Blair leaves a lot of room for growth and further adventures as Temperance’s backstory is far from being fully revealed. Check this one out for a good character and a Wild West like you’ve never known.