The Legend of Sam Miracle by N.D. Wilson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A rollicking good Western with a few twists.
Sam Miracle is caught up in a story he doesn't remember. A priest can move him through the sands of time, and lays down his life for him, but he needs Glory's help to beat the bad guys.
Wilson messes with time creatively, a favorite theme of mine in the sci-fi genre, and it was fun to see it at work in a Western setting. My boys ate it up as I read it out loud. Can you have courage and tenacity in the face of obstacles, like Sam Miracle? Can you control your destructive anger (the snake Cindy)? What do you do when your reliable skill (the snake Speck) isn't good enough to stop the bad guys?
Lots of good themes like that. Get this for your 9-15 year olds, especially.
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