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Dust and Shadow: A Forgotten Lands Novel
Dust and Shadow: A Forgotten Lands Novel

Dust and Shadow: A Forgotten Lands Novel


4.50 (77 ratings)
#1 in Western Science Fiction, #1 in Historical Fantasy Fiction, #1 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction, and #1 in Alternative History

No place on earth is untouched by the Shift.

It’s been two centuries since the boom of the Industrial Revolution sent the Victorian world into a devastating climatic shift. Now, chivalry is dead and the frills and frivolities of the romantic era are no more than a fading memory. And in Sagebrush Canyon, thirst rules, ignorance is power, and nothing is as it seems.

Jo has kept to the safety of her family’s farm, desperate to forget the horrific day that took her mother and left Jo battered and broken. But the marshal of Sagebrush is everywhere--he controls everything--and for years Jo has had to stomach the false pleasantries and knowing glint in the eyes of the man who killed her mother. When Jo discovers how deep the marshal’s seedy dealings run, she decides that fear will no longer keep her silent. But just when Jo plans to expose him for what he really is, the marshal plays a card of his own—his notoriously scandalous son, Clayton.

As Jo and Clayton are thrust together, lines become blurred, truths are revealed, and Jo must decide what she is willing to sacrifice in exchange for retribution.

Dust and Shadow is a post-apocalyptic love story and Victorian adventure set in the weather-ravaged, forgotten world of the American wild west. This richly imagined story, steeped with courageous, beautifully broken characters is the perfect read for Amy Harmon and Adrienne Young fans.Praise for Dust and Shadow:★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Truly AMAZING... submerged within a fascinating world!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "I want everyone to read this book!" - Carol Goodreads Addict Reviews
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Romance, adventure, sci-fi, mystery...great twists and turns throughout!" - Amazon Reviewer
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ " Lindsey Pogue never fails to deliver." - Amazon Reviewer
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The writing itself was stunning - the narrative flowed effortlessly." - Author Unpublished Book Review
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The Dystopian genre is not one I would choose to read but I became a fan of the way Lindsey Pogue writes."

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A good read

I enjoyed this work. Had both a western and steampunk feel to it. Good characters and a good story. It employs the style of interleaving chapters from different character’s perspective, which I get impatient with, I don’t like the context switches but generally a good read.

A big yes

An excellent read. Great story. Very original in several ways. I really did enjoy it. Descriptive enough to create the mind pictures without over doing it.

Pat Deyo
Amazing story.

Lindsey always delivers an amazing read. This story is a stand alone but you will love it so much you will dive into book 2. I have to admit I wasn't sure I would enjoy it. But holy cow I could NOT put it down and never stopped until I was finished.

Wonderful characters and story line. I loved seeing how each developed and their importance to the story. Please don't miss this series.

Imaginative and original

What a world! This climate-driven post-apoc, furturist Victorian, semi-steampunk story ROCKS! Great world building, amazing characters, a town built on secrets, and a good love story, too. I have so many questions about this world: what caused the Shift, and who else might be out there? The narration is excellent, and makes the outside world fall away. Really looking forward to listening to book 2, which I'm reading (and loving) right now.

laurel heebsh

Post-apocalyptic . . . or is it? Great story about a failing community and the dreamers who might be able to save it. I am awaiting the next one in the series!

Sherri Jones

I of course couldn't put it down. I get so cought up in the characters that I truly miss them.

Genny Lapeer

Really really good!! I didn’t know what to expect!! Very different from what I usually read but I loved it!! It’s a western themed apocalypse story with exciting romance!! Very exciting!!

Nikki Estes

Lindsey never ceases to amaze me how she can create a completely mesmerizing world. This story was so much more than i expected and i cannot wait to read more about the forgotten lands!!

A spell binding apocalyptic story with non stop action and a surprise ending. A great read.

Great sci-fi story with an apocalyptic twist, warring families and an ending that surprises. Very well written. An enjoyable read.

Glad I read this book.

The way Pogue bounces between characters' perspective is very effective. It felt right to be seeing things from both views. The story held my attention as the characters unfolded. I am glad I read this book.