A Rope of ThornsBook - 2011
It is 1867 in New Mexico. As consort to resurrected Mayan goddess Ixchel, hexslinger 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.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : CZP ChiZine Publications, ©2011.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 328 pages ;,22 cm.