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Dust of the Damned

2.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
A novel about werewolves, ghouls, and cowboys, all fighting for their piece of the American frontier.

The Hell’s Angels are a gang of werewolves who have escaped from Hellsgarde Federal Penitentiary. They were the ones who tore the Confederates into submission at Gettysburg for Lincoln, thus ending the Civil War. Now they’ve headed West—to join the legions of other ghouls .
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Berkley
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
If you like your Weird West horror Cinemax After Dark-style, you will enjoy this book. Dust of the Damned reminds me of the Longarm westerns I used to read sex scenes out of when I was a kid. Just add some supernatural elements, and there you have it. Plenty of sex and violence, and more sex and violence. Shaken, not stirred.

I found this book too trashy for my tastes. I think there is a way to do sex and violence where it doesn't come off sleazy, but this book doesn't achieve that goal. I really
Feb 09, 2014 Tim rated it liked it
I picked up Peter Brandvold's Dust of the Damned expecting a wicked weird western with werewolves. It's that and more. Turns out it's not just another entry in the weird western genre, but also an alternate history. Brandvold sets up a world where the Union won the Civil War by unleashing a horde of werewolves against the Confederates at Gettysburg. Lincoln is dead by his own hand. Sherman is President. Grant is wallowing in a gutter somewhere. And the werewolves have staked their claim out west ...more
Mar 31, 2012 Darcy rated it did not like it
After reading the premise to this one I knew it was going to be a maybe book for me. It might be the best thing since sliced bread or I wouldn't be able to get into it, sadly it was the later. I made it about 40 pages before giving up. I had a hard time getting into the book, especially as it seemed like there were 2 people with the same name. In the end this one just wasn't for me.
Mar 05, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was ok
A weird mass-up of genres...western, fantasy, plus sex scenes right out of a steamy romance. Never really comes together.
Dec 18, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
Dust of the Damned is a novel by Peter Brandvold and a Berkley Western.

Book Blurb:

Mankind has fought the war against ghouls of all kinds since the beginning of time. The last stronghold of evil in the known world is the American frontier, but for how long?

Bounty hunter Uriah Zane and Deputy US Marshal Angel Coffin are humanity’s last hope to rid the world, once and for all, of this demon scourge...

The Hell’s Angels are a gang of werewolves who have escaped from Hellsgarde Penitentiary. Originall
Shawn Manning
Dec 31, 2014 Shawn Manning rated it it was ok
I can't believe that is book was published by a reputable company. Working on the assumption that there was an editor involved somewhere in the process, they really need to be able to tell the difference between "gorilla" and 'guerrilla" as well as "sole" and "soul". My other problem with this book is that even though the main character seems to have fought for the Confederacy he doesn't seem to have any issues working with a black man. While there's nothing new in terms of plot or character, it ...more
Stewart Tame
Jan 18, 2014 Stewart Tame rated it liked it
Supernatural Western is not a genre I've read much of ... outside of comics anyway. This is a decent little book. In this alternate history, the Civil War was won by werewolves recruited from Europe, which gives the defeated South even more of a reason to dislike northerners. Uriah Zane is a bounty hunter specializing in hunting down werewolves, vampires and other supernatural types. Upon learning the last of Lincoln's werewolf brigade has broken out of prison, he sets out after them. This is a ...more
Seth Tucker
Jan 08, 2014 Seth Tucker rated it really liked it
The Outlaw Josey Wales meets Supernatural! This book was a fun read. It combines classic Western elements with pulp horror to create an entertaining weird western. Uriah Zane goes after the last remaining band of the Hell's Angels, werewolves Lincoln recruited to smash the Confederacy at Gettysburg. Along the way he acquires an odd set of companions: a untameable female Marshall, a Calvary Scout, and the legendary outlaw Jesse James. All leading to a final showdown in a city of gold. This book i ...more
Jan 16, 2013 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Dust Of The Damned," was an unusual, unexpected and fun read. I would classify it as a blend of alternate history, western, horror and thriller. The story takes place just after Abraham Lincoln's time in the Old West. The plot involves werewolves, vampires, 'ghoul hunters', witches, lost tribes and more. It is full of action, gore, western terminology, appropriate traditional tools for combating vampires and werewolves and a new one - a Gatling Gun.
Sep 04, 2012 Bailey rated it did not like it
Not good at all. After about 150 pages the plot became so unreal. Very disappointing as I like Peter Brandvold novel before.
Jul 02, 2012 Bibliofiendlm rated it did not like it
DNF. Words can't express how bad I think this is - couldn't make it past page 2. Painful.
Feb 05, 2012 Phil rated it liked it
Ok western/horror werewolf tale. A little like Josiah Wales meets the Howling.
Jan 11, 2012 Lindsey marked it as to-read
Hell's Angels as werewolves? COUNT ME IN!
May 18, 2012 Christy rated it it was ok
Was very corny, i don't recommend.
Apr 29, 2012 Kristin rated it did not like it
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