This is the brand new volume in Belcher’s Golgotha series. The first two books include The Six-Gun Tarot, and The Shotgun Arcana. This book focuses on Maude Stapleton as she goes on a quest to prevent her daughter Constance from being sacrificed to bring an ancient evil back into the world.
Stapleton is a member of an all-female secret society known as the Daughters of Lilith. It’s tempting to call them ninjas, but that would be an understatement. In addition to the main plot, there is also a sub-plot featuring Maude’s great-great-great-great grandmother (sorry, but I might have left out a “great”), the pirate Anne Bonny.
I gave Queen of Swords 5 stars on Goodreads – it was an entertaining read filled with ass-kicking female characters. The ending makes it clear that evil is still at work and that we’ll be treated to at least one more book in this series.