New Mexico, 1867: Months have passed since hexslinger Chess Pargeter sacrificed himself to restore the town of Bewelcome, once cursed to salt by his former lover, “Reverend” Asher Rook. Now a coalition led by Allan Pinkerton’s Detective Agency lays siege to the Mayan goddess Ixchel’s notorious Hex City, and the desert just outside Bewelcome has become the front line in a new Civil War where wild magic and black science clash.
Pinkerton-turned-outlaw Ed Morrow finds himself caught between factions: the spiritualist Yancey Kloves and her allies struggle to stop an ever-widening crack from breaching the wall between worlds while Ixchel attempts to resurrect the rest of her dead pantheon, kicking off an Apocalypse fed by shed human blood. But in Hex City, the “Reverend” Rook plots a final, redemptive treachery of his own.
These world-wrenching schemes all hinge on Pargeter’s participation, even though the man himself is trapped in a nightmarish underworld. But Chess has fought his way out of hell before. . . .
This is the third and final installment in the Hexslinger Trilogy.close this panel
Praise for the Hexslinger Series“Potent mythology, complex characters, and dollops of creeping horror and baroque gore establish Files’s Hexslinger series as a top-notch horror-fantasy saga.”
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