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You must let blood to get blood 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 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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"Sacrificed to the bloodthirsty Aztec goddess Ixchel, flamboyantly queer outlaw Chess Pargeter is reborn and filled with a god's dark power in the powerful sequel to 2010's A Book of Tongues. Ixchel takes Chess's ex-lover Rev. Asher Rook as her hexslinger consort, and they create the magical city of New Azteclan in the desert and summon all hexes there. Meanwhile, Chess and ex-Pinkerton detective Ed Morrow are pursued south by the vengeful revenant Mesach Love, with fast-growing, magical Weed covering the ground in Chess's wake. A slow start yields to a spectacular blend of Aztec religion and Western gunslinging in a richly detailed cycle of blood and sacrifice that eventually draws in the great Pinkerton himself. Potent mythology, complex characters, and dollops of creeping horror and baroque gore establish Files's Hexslinger series as a top-notch horror-fantasy saga. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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nrlymrtl, July 18, 2012 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
I am surely addicted, and this new addiction has a name �" Gemma Files. The author spins together imagery that is breath-taking in both beauty and terror.

Chess’s character really grew in this second book. At the end of Book 1, I was cheering him on, but in this book his personality is unfolding piece by piece, against his better judgement. Ed has to address the fact that he cares deeply for Chess, while at the same time being attracted to the opposite sex. Asher Rook, Chess’s former lover, did a very BAD THING in the first book (left out because it is a spoiler), and he struggles with loosing his friendship with Chess over it. Overall, these characters are not static; they hurt, grow, and morph into new people, forced to it by the extraordinary times they find themselves in. Throw in a few new characters, like kick-ass Yancy, and some allegiance-switching side characters, and you have a hoof-pounding, ricochet of a ride.
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ISBN:
9781926851143
Author:
Files, Gemma
Publisher:
Chizine Publications
Subject:
Horror - General
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sacrificed to the bloodthirsty Aztec goddess Ixchel, flamboyantly queer outlaw Chess Pargeter is reborn and filled with a god's dark power in the powerful sequel to 2010's A Book of Tongues. Ixchel takes Chess's ex-lover Rev. Asher Rook as her hexslinger consort, and they create the magical city of New Azteclan in the desert and summon all hexes there. Meanwhile, Chess and ex-Pinkerton detective Ed Morrow are pursued south by the vengeful revenant Mesach Love, with fast-growing, magical Weed covering the ground in Chess's wake. A slow start yields to a spectacular blend of Aztec religion and Western gunslinging in a richly detailed cycle of blood and sacrifice that eventually draws in the great Pinkerton himself. Potent mythology, complex characters, and dollops of creeping horror and baroque gore establish Files's Hexslinger series as a top-notch horror-fantasy saga. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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