This is one great western. If you liked "Lonesome Dove," you will love this one, too. In a way, it was better. There were all the old, familiar characters, but I knew they wouldn't die in this story--it is a prequel. Best of all, Gus is back to life--and he is the same old Gus that he was.
The book has all the flavor of the old west. It goes back to the years that the guys were Texas Rangers. It fills out the backstory that we got in "Lonesome Dove," too. The story was adventurous and interesting. The characters, including some new ones, are true. Overall, it was a very worthwhile book.