A Rope of Thorns

A Rope of Thorns : Volume Two of the Hexslinger Series

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You must let blood to get blood! It's Arizona, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 24.13mm | 369g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1926851145
  • 9781926851143
  • 627,221

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Praise for Gemma Files "Experimental Film is sensational. When we speak of the best in contemporary horror and weird fiction, we must speak of Gemma Files."
--Laird Barron

"Gemma Files has one of the great dark imaginations in fiction--visionary, transgressive, and totally original. With this new novel [Experimental Film], Files explores the world of film and horror in a way that will leave you reeling. A smart, sharp page-turner with heart and depth."
--Jeff VanderMeer

"Gemma's been producing top-notch horror stories for years, and her weird Western Hexslinger trilogy is chock full of hellish horrors."
--Mike Allen

"I am surely addicted, and this new addiction has a name-Gemma Files. We had company over the weekend, company I adore and hadn't seen in a year, and I still snuck in bits of this audio book. The author spins together imagery that is breath-taking in both beauty and terror."
--A Dab of Darkness (audiobook review)
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About Gemma Files

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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