All Down But Nine

All Down But Nine

Book 2: Lingua Magika


Lee Merriweather has fled across the line into Pedro Braga’s jurisdiction, an untamed desert too vast for even the ruthless Guardia Territorial to keep any semblance of order. The Carnarvons want him dead or alive – and with Lee’s attitude, the first seems most likely.

The trail south runs straight through two thousand miles of badlands. To find him, Ruth and Sebastian must survive sabotage, bloodthirsty bandits, and fresh horrors at the Reverend Jolly’s church in New Jerusalem. The hardships draw them into a passionate affair, but loyalties are put to the test when they finally reach the capital of Aguadulce and all hell breaks loose.

Ruth has privately vowed to stop Sebastian from killing Lee, even as the young savant seems bent on his own destruction. And he’s just a pawn in a game with higher stakes than anyone realizes. One that goes beyond empires. One that encompasses worlds.

The phantoms are the key. But can Ruth uncover the truth in time to save them all?

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This Train Is Bound for Glory (Big Bill Broonzy)
Goin’ Out West (Tom Waits)
Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
Soma (Deuter)
The Regulator (Bad Brains)
Still the Same (Bob Seger)
Clocks (Coldplay)
You on the Run (The Black Angels)
Antimatter Man (Man or Astro-Man?)
No Going Back (Yuno)
Pets (Porno for Pyros)
Strange Invitation (Beck)
Here Comes the End (Gerard Way)
Science Fiction/Double Feature (Richard O’Brien)

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