I've never read another book in this 'genre' (alternate magic version of America in frontier times) which in itself makes the book interesting. It is ..Show More »well written & an amazing, fully formed alternate history with interesting characters & a fun concept. It can sometimes get a little confusing working out what places are supposed to be in our world when everywhere has a different name but that's a tiny niggle like the fact that the series felt like it had been written as one long book & then hacked into chunks so it would sell, doesn't ruin the story at all, it just broke the spell a little bit. My only real niggle was the main character (a girl) felt a tiny bit wet to me, but I like my female leads to be shooting of bullets in one direction & witty retorts in the other.
I would whole heartedly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy, alternative histories, stories of the frontier &/or exploration books.