Third Time’s The Charm With J Patrick Allen’s Dead West Hallows Of Decay Joining Our Books of Christmas!
Can you believe that it’s just five days to Christmas! Stay safe out there today if you wander out to shop! If you’re looking for a good read while you wait in line, we’ve got you hooked up with today’s Book of Christmas Dead West Hallows of Decay by J Patrick Allen!
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completing the dead west set (so far) with Hallows of decay, j patrick allen joins the list for a third time as our eighth book of christmas!
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A traveling alchemist, a ruined town, and below it all a dreaming god
Everyone brought something from the old country. Grandfather’s watch, and grandmother’s china’ great-grandfather’s folklore, and great-great-grandmother’s fairy tales. What is never discussed, however, are the undying characters of folklore: nix and fairy, goblin and vampire, dragon and eldritch things who all came to America’s shores in time with the rhyme of their tales.
The Knights of Charlotte hunt those things, ensuring what came from the dark stays in the dark.Two of their knights, Samuel and Charlie, approach the tiny town of Silverton. It’s in a precarious position. A cult worships out in the dead mine, approaching town only to proselytize the town, by force if necessary. Its inhuman aid, the Seraphs, prove nearly impossible to kill. Even for Knights of Charlotte.
As the siege of Silverton devolves into chaos, Charlie is cast into a phantom world where everything he’s learned so far seems useless. Unable to navigate, eat, or communicate with another living being, he’s still the best hope for survival.
Elsewhere, something ancient slumbers.
Dead West: Hallows of Decay picks up where Bond of Blood and the rest of J Patrick Allen’s award-winning Dead West series left off.
Let’s hear from j patrick allen one more time.
Hollows of Decay introduces major Lovecraftian elements to Dead West. What was it like working with something wholly outside traditional folklore this time?
Well I definitely had to take a couple stabs at it. Just ask Nikki. I had a general sense of something that was darker and eldritch, but my over-all focus with the initial work was just creating a sense of foreboding and dread. The rest I filled in with subsequent drafts.
What’s next for Dead West?
The boys have had a tough go of it, lately. I think they’re going to hit up a resort town out in Colorado and see if that doesn’t help them unwind.
Since we’ve asked for all the rest, best not to break tradition, do you have a favorite part?
In the whole thing? Man, that’s a question and a half. If I had to pick one thing that stands out above the others, it might be Wither. Man, I love that guy. He’s greasy and terrible, and when I wrote all of his dialogue I was saying it out loud in his voice and cackling. He’s deliciously evil and I want to see more of him.