James Kinsley

Deixis Press



ISBN: 9781739708139


Publication date: 27 April 2023

Rights: World



It’s the Wild West but it’s wilder than you think…

Discover uncharted territories in this powerful collection of western adventure stories where settlers who flood into a new continent in search of a better life must confront the indigenous population who call it home.

Follow the journey of a determined young widow who is struggling to keep her farm going as she must deal not only with the harsh realities of the frontier but also injustices brought by her fellow settlers. Meet a newlywed couple struggling to understand each other and their new life together.

Watch the small town lawman fighting to keep the peace in a land filled with tension and violence. Read the perspective of an academic looking to make his name by documenting the indigenous peoples.

And follow the orc wanderer watching his people being swept aside by the human settlers and facing the difficult decision of whether to fight or to assimilate.

Through these disparate but interwoven stories we see a new mythology of settlement born old stories told in new ways a fresh focus on the legends we write for ourselves.


James Kinsley

James Kinsley was born in Norfolk in the 1970s and hasn’t been asked to leave yet. His first book, Playtime’s Over, was published in 2021. He plans to write more.

 Author portrait © Max Hilton