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The Trials of Solomon Parker


“Fischl has infused his tale of the old west with one part of alchemy and one part of gangster movie. The resultant brew is deliciously dark and entirely compelling.”
Rod Duncan, Philip K Dick Award-nominated author of The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter

An old man with a history of bad decisions makes one bad gamble too many and finds himself the plaything of bored gods and their servant, Marked Face…

File Under: Fantasy [ Under the Headstocks | Meet Marked Face | Roll the Bones | Put Your Hands Up ]

1916, Butte, Montana: City of the Copper Kings. Solomon Parker is old, broken, and deep in debt to some very bad people. He’s always managed to stay one step ahead of his last bad decision, but more than anything, he wishes life had turned out differently. Little does he know that for him and his young protégé, Billy Morgan, that wish is about to come true. The Above Ones, the gods of the People, are bored. Their servant, Marked Face is coming, and he’s bringing his dice…