A Rope of Thorns: Volume Two of the Hexslinger Series
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
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A Rope of Thorns is the second book in Gemma Files' Hexslinger series, and continues where A Book of Tongues left off - and it's every bit as mind-shatteringly awesome as its predecessor. First of all ... Read full review