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"Gemma Files has one of the great dark imaginations in fiction―visionary, transgressive, and totally original." --Jeff VanderMeer In Gemma Files's "boundary-busting horror-fantasy debut," former Confederate chaplain Asher Rook has cheated death and now possesses a dark magic (Publishers Weekly). He uses his power to terrorize the Wild West, leading a gang of outlaws, thieves, and killers, with his cruel lieutenant and lover, Chess Pargeter, by his side. Pinkerton agent Ed Morrow is going undercover to infiltrate the gang, armed with a shotgun and a device that measures sorcerous energy. His job is to gain knowledge of Rook's power and unlock its secrets. But there is someone else who has Rook in her sights: the Lady of Traps and Snares, a bloodthirsty Mayan goddess who will stop at nothing to satisfy her own desires. Caught between the good, the bad, and the unholy, Morrow will have to ride out a storm of magical mayhem to survive, in this debut novel, the first book of Files's "weird Western Hexslinger trilogy . . . which] is chock full of hellish horrors" (Mike Allen, author of Unseaming). "Ridiculously vivid . . . A magic-riddled, horror-strewn West with hexes running around wrecking reality and a spectrum of queer characters." --Tor.com "Definitely promising--tantalizing, even, because it sets up such a fertile scenario and hammers home the themes of love, sacrifice, and apotheosis." --Strange Horizons "Truly one-of-a-kind: violent, carnal and creepy." --Fangoria

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781504063890
  • ISBN-10: 1504063899
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Science & Fantasy
  • Publish Date: October 2020
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 282
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP

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