The year is 2083. The global population has been decimated by the final flu. The United States – not united for a long time – is no more. New lines have been drawn. Five divided nations stand. The story begins in one nation, the New West, which is much like the Old West. The heart of the Comanche empire, turned thriving Texas Hill Country, turned desolate and violent and ruthless once more. A harsh landscape and a society without technology, laws or base human agreements to guide us. Here in the New West, three lives intertwine in a quest for meaning, pleasure and power. new-west-series.com
A Will to Power – Episode 19
"You paying for the story on top of the body?"
The Colonel wakes to Caroline’s dream of power over him and his men, the war chief and what lays ahead.
A Will to Power - Episode 18
"Keep Your Pain Inside, Like the Rest of Us."
Sherriff John Newman is now Caroline’s prisoner. The war chief is wary but agrees to Caroline’s plan because time is running
A Will to Power - Episode 17
"She's Dead...You Left Her for Dead."
Sheriff John Newman and Caroline are reunited in a way that they neither expected or know how to get out of.
A Will to Power - Episode 16
I Want to Hunt Men.
The time to leave has come. Caroline will not hide and slip away quietly. She will not run. She will march south among a column of warriors.
A Will to Power - Episode 15
"The Girl Whose One Hand was Painted in Venom, the Other, a Rattle."
Caroline surpasses all men and beasts in the field.
A Will to Power - Episode 14
"Walking as a Woman, Becoming Once Again, an Animal."
Caroline’s adopted father delivers her to the healer and provides a path for her to grow into whomever she chooses to become. He would track her down, not to save her but to watch her, like the spectator of a beautiful sport and smiled, knowing she was integrated with the world around her and had surpassed him in the way of hunting beasts.
Cool mix of western and post apocalypse, a “the world has moved on” feel to the world, harsh and unforgiving (which I always enjoy).
Excellent audio quality, narrator matches the material and does a great job (as well as the other voices) and has good sound effects mixed in but not too intrusive.
Looking forward to more 🤙
If Mad Max Was a Western
A thrilling Western unlike any I’ve read before. Set in the future, but timeless in very human themes, the story drew me in, yearning to learn more about the characters and these desolate Texas lands, brought to life in the most vivid detail. I genuinely rooted for Caroline, the heroine, along her journey through this brutal, post-apocalyptic world. I hope there’s more.
Not for the faint of heart, this modern western leaves nothing to be desired. Well researched flora and fauna provide the background for the character driven narrative. Definitely worth a listen!