After the bloodbath at Redriver Church, the hunt for the Immortal Bastard – Devil John himself – carries an unlikely posse to the town of Benevolence, huddled in a howling canyon where the shadow of the mesa covers greater deceptions.
Our rogues gallery, as this time we have left the Demiurge to do his own scut-work:
Belle Summers, a hardened and ambitious bounty hunter, devoted templar of Toren the Strong.
Padre Callehandro, an ill starred and haunted priest, vessel to Thoth’char the Patient.
Joe, an escaped slave and once holy man, labelled “the Blackfoot” by his pursuers and favoured goad of the terrifying Smiling Jim.
Leyla Kensington, a falsely accused sororicide hunting her tormentors in the footsteps of Thane the Vengeful.
Lottie, a well bred young woman lost to madness, now companion to the charming Mr Alistaire.
The setting is Benevolence, a slowly dying former trading town with a bordello full of spies, animals getting far too clever, and a decrepit gravedigger who knows just a little too much…