In Delivering Virtue – Book One of The Epic of Didier Rain – Brian Kindall takes the classic novel of the West and turns it on its head. Grandiloquent humor, pathos, and a cast of absurd and depraved characters all come together in an American Frontier world inspired by myth and legend, creating a surreal and disarmingly poignant adventure reviewers are calling a triumph of American Magical Realism.
Foreword Clarion Reviews calls it "A splendid allegorical odyssey” and it was a finalist for their literary fiction Book of the Year. It is an Editor’s Choice at the Historical Novel Society, and Blue Ink Reviews says, “This provocative, wholly satisfying novel is a Western adventure told in the language of magic realism. It skillfully blends historical insights, moments of fantastical humor, stories of travel through exotic climes, and references to European poetry, Homeric mythology, and even Oedipal psychology.”
And from Allie's Opinions: “The Odyssey” of the wild west with a swashbuckling dandy narrating a journey of prophecy and magical realism. Add a pile of depraved characters and stir. I couldn’t put it down. Definite 5 stars."