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Dave (D.J.) Butler

D.J. Butler wrote a lot of rock songs before he ever completed a decent novel. The only one he ever got paid for was “WalMart Loves You, Anyway,” which he sent on CD to the entire WalMart board of directors, and for which he was sent a $25 WalMart Gift Card. He spent the loot with gusto. Butler writes speculative fiction of all sorts for all ages.

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City of Saints: Alternate LDS history

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Editor's note: When Ruth reviewed this book in 2012, she reviewed the "first part" of CITY OF SAINTS called Liahona. Since then, the series has been released as one novel called City of Saints.

City of Saints by D.J. Butler

It’s the days leading up to the Civil War, and both the North and the South are desperate to bring the Kingdom of Deseret, with President Brigham Young, in on their side. Both forces send envoys to the remote kingdom, hoping to secure the allegiance of the Mormons and their rumored phlogiston weaponry. The British Empire is also seeking to secure the favor of Deseret, and Samuel Clemens, Edgar Allen Poe, and the famed British explorer Richard Burton all set out from Fort Bridger in a desperate race to the Salt Lake Valley. Throw in a dwarf, some Pinkerton detectives, a woman who may or may not be a spy, fle... Read More