The Price of Silver
The Price of Silver is a new and exciting debut book from author R.P. Gosswiller. It is set in the old west, and is filled with a cast of interesting characters, shootouts, train robberies, and much more.
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About The Price of Silver
Father Jericho is a bounty hunter with a haunted past. Once a priest who bent the rules, he is now a loose cannon who breaks them. On the road to revenge, and possibly his own redemption, he will burn the frontier to the ground in search of the outlaws who shattered his life.
Thoughts on The Price of Silver
I am enjoying watching the characters develop as I read and learning more about them while reading The Price of Silver. This is the very first book in this series, and after reading it, I am hoping there are more and looking forward to it. In this article, I will include not only a review of the book and an introduction to some of the characters.
Final Thoughts on The Price of Silver
The Price of Silver is a short novel and leaves a lot of questions, but that makes me excited for the sequel to find out more! I am very excited about the next book and watching these characters develop through it and what happens. Stay tuned later on for that review as well, and a subsequent interview with R.P. Gosswiller about it.
The Price of Silver was a really fun read for me, and I’m glad I had the opportunity. It is definitely worth taking the time to read yourself!
Have you read The Price of Silver or any other writing from author R.P. Gosswiller? Are you a fan of western novels? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
The story of how I ended up in Texas writing is a long winded and expansive adventure, one I will try to keep short. Many shipmates have told me to write about my life, and maybe one day I shall.
After high school I felt a strong wanderlust, a jig in my feet, so to speak. I signed on with a crew of wildland firefighters and began to travel the country. Long hours, dangerous tasks, and amazing friends. From the mountains of southern California to the hill country of the East coast, and even the overgrown lands in Florida.
For years I lived out of a duffel bag with my tools and equipment. And that slowly turned into disaster relief work. Mostly hurricanes. I was able to stand against the wall of mother nature, but also see the worst that humanity had to offer. Those times still, to this day, affect me. I would say haunt me, but I feel I have overcome those nightmares.
After a while though it ground me down and I had to find something else. Had to escape. So what better place to run than the open ocean? I took on with a company that transported everything to everywhere and began to see not just the country, but the world.
Good officers, terrible officers, great shipmates, ones I wanted to throw overboard. I sailed through tropical storms, through hurricanes, and beneath the sun and the salt spray I thickened my skin and burned my body. It was hard, but it was fun. I was able to take part in things that others dreamed of. That my friends I grew up with could barely even imagine.
I spent a lot of my free time for a while hitchhiking around America, backpacking when no one was offering rides. Sometimes it was the police who picked me up, though. Laws are funny towards the adventuring soul. But it was one of the most free, most fun, times of my life.
During all of this I was also growing a family. A son, and then my daughter, and I finally learned what responsibility was. While going through the pregnancy phase, everyone asked how it felt to be a father. But it never really struck me.
Until the day I held my son. I was shaking, I was scared, I was AFRAID. But I was a father. I knew my life was no longer mine. And I was at peace with that. Everything I did, every penny I scraped together, was all for them. To make their lives happy and full. That, truly, has been the biggest adventure of my life.
I have always been a wanderer. A gypsy. And so when my children moved to Texas, it was an easy decision to follow them. To set down roots and become a homebody. leave sailing behind me. But never quit adventuring. I work as a freight mechanic now, and enjoy the family life that I have been given. It brings me a peace that traveling never did, and never could.
I have always been writing. Since I was a kid. As a hobby, for fun, and sometimes entering competitions. But it never fruitioned into anything. I never thought of myself as being good enough to publish.
Until one day I met an amazing woman who pushed me and supported me and put up with me enough to convince me to try. To really give it an effort. And so, Father Jericho was born. And she continues to support and love me, and eagerly awaits my next writings and loves to hear about what is happening on my pages. Or with this interview.
My hobbies these days are varied. I still love to go backpacking, spending days in the wilderness with my gear and survival skills. I play hockey as well. Recently as a defenseman, but am trying to improve my skills to play goalie. One day at a time. I enjoy gardening, it relaxes and calms me. I spend every moment I can with my two children and with Miss Amanda, the light of my darkness.
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I had the chance to interview R.P. Gosswiller about his book and ask a few questions.
Father Jericho has a family. A wife and kids. How can he do that while being a priest?
His family issues are touched on in more detail as more books come out. But basically, he felt that being a priest on the wild frontier gave him some freedom. New rules for a new land. He took a wife and had a daughter, despite being a priest.
Does that have anything to do with why his family was murdered and his church burned down?
You’ll have to read the next few installments to find out more about the murders that took place, I’m afraid…
Are any of the characters inspired by real people?
No, not really. Maybe bits and pieces of people I’ve met throughout my life. But no real basis on actual humans.
Do you go into detail in future books about his family or his past?
As each book comes out, more and more information will be revealed about his past and family. It’s an interesting tale, and it is what drives him to be what he is.
How many books will there be in the Father Jericho series?
I plan on eight books total. Each of the seven deadly sins, plus the finale book… Quite the climactic end, as well….
Do he and Alyssa ever meet up again? Was this encounter the beginning of something bigger between them?
Alyssa was a fun character to write, and she has a lot of growing to do still. She may pop back up in future installments, but for Father Jericho there is no love life. He is consumed by his hunt.
Insert grumpy sigh here. The hopeless romantic in me wanted to see some sort of happily ever after between these two. It seemed like they were developing some sort of connection.
I’ve had a few questions about that romance. but Jericho is consumed, and as the books go along, he’ll become even more intense and driven. He doesn’t get happiness in his life.
The town doctor, Seneca Jones is certainly an interesting character and brings up a lot of questions. Do we get to see more of him in future books?
Seneca Jones is one of my all time favorite characters to write, and you will see why. He makes an appearance in every book, although I will never fully go into detail about his story. He is interpretive.
What inspired the series?
I love westerns and wanted to write a western styled post-apocalyptic book, but decided to just make it a western all around. Jericho is the mold of the darkest parts of who I am, and of what humanity is capable of.
The back of your book talks about you by saying, “He has been writing his entire life, but just recently began to sell his work to a broader audience, and he plans on writing until the day the coroner pronounced him dead…” Do you have other topics or genres you enjoy writing about?
I enjoy fantasy and science fiction. Also, I have written mystery short stories. Right now I am working on a sci-fi military novel. A small break before re-entering the world of Father Jericho.
What kind of books do you read? Do you have a favorite author?
I love pretty much everything. Two of my favorite authors are Robert Jordan and his wheel of time series, as well as the poetry of Robert Service. Anything I can get my hands on I read, and my son has taken up after me in that fashion.
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