Hexslinger
Books in series2
UNABRIDGED
(3.5 based on 17 ratings)
  • 1

    A Book of Tongues: Hexslinger, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Gemma Files
    • Narrated By Gordon Mackenzie
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Two years after the Civil War, Pinkerton agent Ed Morrow has gone undercover with one of the weird West's most dangerous outlaw gangs - the troop led by "Reverend" Asher Rook, ex-Confederate chaplain turned "hexslinger," and his notorious lieutenant (and lover) Chess Pargeter. Morrow's task: get close enough to map the extent of Rook's power, then bring that knowledge back to help Professor Joachim Asbury unlock the secrets of magic itself.

    Cliff says: "Good book but way too explicit."
    Good book but way too explicit.

    Yes. The authors work is often over flowery and ponderous but the narraotr is excellent and makes it work.

    Reviewed on August 29 2013 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 2

    A Rope of Thorns: Hexslinger, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gemma Files
    • Narrated By Gordon Mackenzie
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    New Mexico, 1867. As consort to resurrected Mayan goddess Ixchel, hexslinger "Reverend" Asher Rook has founded "Hex City," the first place in all of human history where magicians can live and work together safely. But this tenuous peace is is threatened by the approach of Rook's former lover, Chess Pargeter, bent on revenge over Rook's betrayal, as he kills his way toward the very same spot, dragging Pinkerton agent-turned-outlaw Ed Morrow along with him.

    Cliff says: "Great book. Too much sexual content."
    Great book. Too much sexual content.

    I would recommend the book. the narrator is great. the setting and magic system is unique. Plus, there is a mystery that is quite intriguing.

    Reviewed on August 28 2013 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)