Dreams of the Eaten

Children of the Drought, Book Three

After trials by fire and thirst, Appaloosa Elim's quest to bring home the body of the crow prince is finally nearing its end. 

But the coffin is missing, the funeral party is hopelessly scattered, and the fishmen are hell-bent on revenge. Worse yet, the pilgrimage has disturbed an ancient power – and the earth is crumbling in its grip.

As the ground shakes and the crows gather, the final reckoning promises to unite the living and the dead in a battle for the land itself. One way or another, blood debts will come due, Elim will face his judgment, and the World That Is will be forever changed. Add to Goodreads


Medicine for the Dead

Children of the Drought, Book Two

Two years ago, the crow-god Marhuk sent his grandson to Sixes. 

Two nights ago, a stranger picked up his gun and shot him. 

Two hours ago, the funeral party set out for the holy city of Atali'Krah, braving the wastelands to bring home the body of Dulei Marhuk.

Out in the wastes, one more corpse should hardly make a difference. But the blighted landscape has been ravaged by drought, twisted by violence, and warped by magic - and no-one is immune. Vuchak struggles to keep the party safe from monsters, marauders, and his own troubled mind. Weisei is being eaten alive by a strange illness. And fearful, guilt-wracked Elim hopes he's only imagining the sounds coming from Dulei's coffin.

As their supplies dwindle and tensions mount, the desert exacts a terrible price from its pilgrims - one that will be paid with the blood of the living, and the peace of the dead.

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One Night In Sixes

Children of the Drought, Book One

Appaloosa Elim is a man who knows his place.  On a good day, he’s content with it.

Today is not a good day.

Today, his so-called “partner” – that lily-white lordling Sil Halfwick – has ridden off west for the border, hell-bent on making a name for himself in native territory.  And Elim, whose place is written in the bastard browns and whites of his cow-spotted face, doesn’t dare show up home again without him.

The border town called Sixes is quiet in the heat of the day, but Elim's heard the stories about what wakes at sunset: gunslingers and shapeshifters and ancient animal gods whose human faces never outlast the daylight.

If he ever wants to go home again, he’d better find his missing partner fast. But if he’s caught out after dark, Elim risks succumbing to the old and sinister truth in his own flesh - and discovering just how far he’ll go to survive the night.

The first book in an epic fantasy western series, "ONE NIGHT IN SIXES tears the covers off the Western and Fantasy genres and turns them into something that will grip you from the first page to the last."

"Clearly written and engaging" - Publishers Weekly

“If you loved Stephen King’s Dark Tower series – or even if you’re a hardened Cormac McCarthy fan – you will find this book right inside your wheelhouse.  I loved it.” - Paul Kearney, author of The Ten Thousand, Hawkwood and the Kings, and A Different Kingdom

"Sixes is a tinderbox of a town with tensions just waiting to go off - and Sil and Elim provide the match to set the volatile town ablaze." - GCE

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  1. I CAN NOT WAIT. I would BURN any two books on my shelves for these, just to make room!


    1. Haha, you FLATTER me, Joe (and I will take it! I wonder if they'll let me use your quote as a blurb on the back of the book - anything the Mantronic Killdozer puts his name to is bound to sell like gangbusters!)

    2. Just pre ordered two copies! Who did the cover art and how does that work anyway?

      I'm so excited and proud of you !

    3. Thanks, dude - that means the world to me! The artist is Tomasz Jedruszek - this fellow here: - and although I can't claim credit for picking him out (that was my publisher's choice), I could NOT be more excited that they did. Your excitement just makes it all the sweeter!

  2. Tell me your going to have a large print of this made and framed for your house! I can not get over how happy i am! YOUR book, YOUR story, YOU CREATION!

    1. HELL yes I will! Trade me a Tulip poster and I'll get you one too!

  3. Er... you do realize that your lefthand store icons are unlinked, yes? Amazon's and B&N's.

    Take care.

    1. Holy cats, how embarrassing! Thanks so much for the hot tip - think I got it fixed!