Teaser Tuesday 8/12/2014: “Hallowed Ground”

So this week I’m reading Hallowed Ground by Steven Savile and David Niall Wilson, in which a questionable (is there any other kind?) old West preacher called the Deacon sets up a revival tent in a gulch outside the little town of Rookwood.

11282486

“That was the end of Grogan… the man who killed my father, raped and murdered my sister, burned my ranch, shot my dog, and stole my Bible!”

Needless to say, hilarity ensues.

Well I’m actually not very far into the book yet, but I’m sure SOMETHING like that will happen. But first, a word about Rookwood’s own preacher, who passed away a year prior to the events of the book.

His sermons turned far too often on the collection plate, and his messages were aimed directly at those who he found particularly sinful, while ignoring those who dropped by the rectory with a bottle, or a fresh pie. The red vines on his ruddy cheeks declared his preference for all to see.

Mmm, pie.

jpc-003

Sorry, where was I? Oh right! Teaser Tuesday. Now normally here I would put in a teaser from my almost-finished-being-edited (no really, it is!) conclusion to Shards, but seeing as how Hallowed Ground begins with a flock murder of crows that, disturbed by the Deacon’s arrival, flutters over to Rookwood and scares the bejeezus out of everyone, I thought I would pull out a few sentences from one of my other books. Guess which one.

But … the smell just made his mouth water.

Because he couldn’t help himself, he bent over and took a bite out of the kid’s left calf.

Not to worry, the kid in question was already deceased when this happened. Carrion: It’s not Julian Apple Pie, but crows think it is.

Advertisements

2 Comments

  1. Pingback: Teaser Tuesday 8/26/14: We’re Still On “Hallowed Ground” | Scribblings

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s