The Shotgun Arcana

The Shotgun Arcana

Book - 2014
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"R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The six-gun tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets. 1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, butnow an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party ... and the dawn of humanity. Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day's time, the town and its people will be tested as never before -- and some of them will never be the same. The shotgun arcana is even more spectacularly ambitious and imaginative than The six-gun tarot, and confirms R. S. Belcher's status as a rising star"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765374585
Branch Call Number: FAN BEL
Characteristics: 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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JCLChristiH May 09, 2018

Book 2 of the Golgotha series by R. S Belkcher. This series blends the wild west with a vast array of supernatural entities from angels to demons. I enjoyed this second book just as much as the first book and am eager to read book 3: The Queen of Swords

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