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Now on sale: Bond of Blood - Dead West Book 2

"Who knew the old west could be a supernatural playground?"
"Allen effectively mixes actual history, geography, and a deep understanding of mythology."

Dead Men who Cannot Die, Blazing Winchesters, and Legends of the Old West

The Knights of Charlotte hunt those things, ensuring what came from the dark stays in the dark.

Two of their knights have returned from the wild. Battered, bloody, and barely alive after West of Pale, Charlie and Samuel return to headquarters. It is time for one of the Knights’ meetings, a reunion for old comrades.

But two problems are waiting for them. First, their coffers run dry. Hunting folklore’s refugees doesn’t bring riches, and a rich man’s inheritance has expired. Second, an old comrade seems to have returned from the grave, fire in his belly supplanted by a fire a touch more hellish. He rampages across the west, refusing to die.

The Knights must ride out on one last quest...

Dead West: Bond of Blood picks up where West of Pale and the award-winning short story "Dragonfly Shadow" left off. Also includes a bonus Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder short story!