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Snake Handlin' Man (Rock Band Fights Evil #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The band is eating at a cheap diner with the local club manager, making arrangements for the evening's gig, when they are attacked by a swarm of flying snakes. Adrian, the organ player and wizard, is bitten. Before he puts himself into a magical coma, face turning purple, he warns his band mates that they only have three hours to save him.

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Published January 14th 2012 by Smashwords
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Nov 23, 2014 Shelia rated it really liked it
Who looks at a title like "Rock Band Fights Evil" and expects layers of plot and character?
Second volumes can be a let-down, as well.

"Snake Handlin' Man" comes through on the former, and stomps all over the latter, with a music-filled, action-packed story that somehow smoothly melds guns, snakes, biblical lore, Egyptian mythology, and Southern-style tent evangelism, with angst, sacrifice, lasting love & loss, and boobs.

If you liked the first one, this second installment continues t
Aug 04, 2012 Julia rated it really liked it
The second in the "Rock Band Fights Evil" series started out with a bang, and non-stop action. I was a bit more used to it this time, after having read the first book (novelette?). In fact, I prefer snakes to flies. For some reason, the giant flies in the first book squicked me more than snakes do in this book. (I don't think I'm giving anything away saying this--it's called Snake Handlin' Man, after all!)

Perhaps because the books are short, I had to keep reminding myself that this book had Eddi
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Jun 20, 2015 James Wymore rated it it was amazing
The damned band finds themselves wielding the brass serpent of Moses to stop a neo-Egyptian ritual designed to bring about the end of the world. This book reads faster than the first with the same braid of religious themes, historical mythology, and gun-toting awesomeness.
May 11, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-f
This is the second installment of Rock Band Fights Evil, and for me it was a little difficult to move into the character. I really liked Mike as the focus of the first book, but it took a couple of chapters for me to really feel comfortable in Eddie's head on this round.

There is still the same amount of mayhem and shooting that goes on in the story, and there is definitely a problem for the band to solve. The snake thing even gets a little graphic, but not so much that it overwhelms the story.

Nathan Shumate
May 08, 2012 Nathan Shumate rated it it was amazing
A great episode (and it's definitely an episode) in the saga of the road-tripping rock band whose every member is damned or otherwise barred from Heaven. This time out, they run across a side-road snake cult dedicated to bringing back an antisocial Egyptian deity, and there's no choice but to get involved or else one of their number will die of snakebite.
Jul 10, 2012 Samuel rated it really liked it
Snake Handlin' Man continues the ramped-up pace of the first Rock Band Fights Evil book but this time with snakes added in the mix. A caduceus that comes alive, the snake god Apep, and a snake cult in the basement of Sears make this a humorous and entertaining ride. A fair warning for my GoodReads friends: this one gets a little saucy.
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