A Rope of Thorns: Volume Two of the Hexslinger Series

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Harper Collins, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 329 pages
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You must let blood to get blood.

New Mexico, 1867. As consort to resurrected Mayan goddess Ixchel, hexslinger "Reverend" Asher Rook has founded "Hex City," the first place in all of human history where magicians can live and work together safely. But this tenuous peace is threatened by the approach of Rook's former lover, Chess Pargeter, bent on revenge over Rook's betrayal, as he kills his way toward the very same spot, dragging Pinkerton agent-turned-outlaw Ed Morrow along with him. Because Chess, sacrificed in Ixchel's name, has become far more than just a hex: his very presence has torn a crack in the world, remaking everything around him. And as the cycle of Chess's power approaches its climax, Chess, Morrow, and a young spiritualist named Yancey Colder—caught up in Chess's vendetta—will all have to shed yet more blood as they face down his mysterious patron demon, known only as the Enemy, along with every other enemy Chess has already made along the way.


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User Review  - Katyas - LibraryThing

Book Info: Genre: Weird Western/Supernatural Horror/Steampunk Reading Level: Adult Recommended for: Fans of Weird West, horror, those interested in Meso-American religious practices Trigger Warnings ... Read full review

Review: A Rope of Thorns (Hexslinger #2)

User Review  - D - Goodreads

You know that song by Angelspit that goes, 'Rip out my heart/Beat me to death with it'? Pretty much sums up this book. It's probably ironic that Chess Pargeter started to actually care about people ... Read full review


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Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight INTERSTICE
Chapter Thirteen ChapterFourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen EPILOGUE

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Gemma Files is the winner of the International Horror Guild Award and the Black Quill Award. She has been nominated for the Lambda, the Stoker and the Shirley Jackson Awards.

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