Pan-Gea by James West focuses on Fawn Rainchild, a sword and sorcery fantasy heroine who is a mix of Red Sonja and a Bodé Broad. That's what attracted me to it, to be honest -- it has, to me, that Vaughn/Mark Bodé feel. But there's also a more "earthy" feel to West's work that makes it unique.

The first book is a kind of anthology of short tales about Fawn, setting the groundwork for the world in which we will soon be treated to further adventures. There is a sequel set to be published soon by Ape Entertainment called "Seven Arrows." He has also published various stories in the "web-comic" format. I look forward to seeing the continued evolution of West's style.

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