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A Tree of Bones (Hexslinger #3)

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  68 ratings  ·  15 reviews
New Mexico, 1867: Months have passed since hexslinger Chess Pargeter sacrificed himself to restore the town of Bewelcome, once cursed to salt by his former lover, “ Reverend” Asher Rook. Now a coalition led by Allan Pinkerton’ s Detective Agency lays siege to reborn Mayan goddess Ixchel’ s notorious “ Hex City,” the one place on earth where hexes can act in consort, and th ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by ChiZine (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kate O'Hanlon
I've probably said it before in other reviews, but my idea of a good ending, especially for series, is that it should be not at all what you were expecting, and at the same time, when you look back on it, seem completely inevitable.

The more of Files' stuff I read the more I love her. She clearly delights in writing horribly screwed up characters who do terrible things, sometimes for the right reasons and sometimes not, but she never lets them off the hook, ever.

I'm trying to open a new paragraph
Dec 18, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in MesoAmerican, m/m, western-type stories
Recommended to Katy by: ChiZine Publications
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Weird Western/Supernatural Horror/Steampunk
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of Weird West, horror, those interested in Meso-American religious practices
Trigger Warnings for Book 3: killing, human sacrifice, bullying, non PC language

My Thoughts on Book 3: This really is a most satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Watching Chess's evolution has been quite amazing, and I've also quite enjoyed seeing how Yancey and Ed and Songbird all grew and changed through the course o
Mason Jones
The end of the trilogy, and rather difficult to review thoroughly without giving things away. So I'll keep this brief, I guess -- what a wonderful trilogy, blazingly imaginative and with characters you come to really care about. I'd say that all of the characters more or less wind up where they belong, and it's all pretty satisfyingly wrapped up. If you've read the other two entries, you quite obviously need to read this one, and if you haven't read them yet, what the hell are you waiting for? Y ...more
Great read! I think the ending was not as blast-your-face-off amazing as the first book, but still an exciting book. Looking forward to her next book, whatever it may be.
I initially bought the first book in this series on a recommendation from someone who knew I was desperate for more speculative fiction with queer characters. That wasn’t an accident. Maybe I would have picked it up even without that factor, but it’s what drove me to buy it, and I’m so, so happy I did.

Queer readers, and general media consumers like me don’t have much in the way of representation, and what little we do have tends to be of the token variety. (“Okay, you can have a queer character,
I've just finished reading this series, and I don't really know how to start reviewing it. I'm just sitting here, mildly stunned, going "...huh." It's one of the weirdest things I've read in a while and in some ways kind of a hot mess, but I've been totally gripped by it over the last few days.

I loved the mix of Aztec gods and Old West mythos, the lovely, flowing, writing style and the underlying theme of the triumph of outsiders. However, the plotting was often hard to follow and odd things (li
A great third book in this series with much action. My favorite of the three.
It has been so long since I read the first two books in the series I should have gone back and read them again. But I did not, I plunged right in and thought perhaps she would have written as a stand alone readable. But the first part of the book left me unknowing what was going on. Picked up everything later on. I really enjoyed the character Chess Parteger with his red hair and purple suits with the pistoleers. I even liked stodgy Ed Morrow and ended up liking English Oona. I would highly reco ...more
Nov 14, 2014 Karl marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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This is copy 67 of 150 signed numbered copies.
Wow, what a trilogy!! The characters really came alive for me. I really enjoyed the back and forth between the "Gods" and "Humans," that all sides were played at all times, nothing ever certain until the words...The End. To capture the concept/idea that we fight and struggle with our "growth," no lesson is easily learned and patterns are hard to break. But the benefits to reap if we struggle through and on, sticking close to those that support and love us.
What an amazing story!
Just finished it. The first one was ok, but had a lot of problems. The second one was much better. The third one was fantastic in every way.
The characters were so well developed, the plot so original and exiting. Not to mention the writing, which was just beautiful.

This was a crazy trilogy, with a lot of violence and hard moments, but it was so very worth it.
Excellent final book in Gemma Files's Hexslinger Trilogy. Peculiar, fun and exhilarating.
A fitting end to a wild ride.
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Previously best-known as a film critic for Toronto's eye Weekly, teacher and screenwriter, Gemma Files first broke onto the international horror scene when her story "The Emperor's Old Bones" won the 1999 International Horror Guild award for Best Short Fiction. She is the author of two collections of short work (Kissing Carrion and The Worm in Every Heart) and two chapbooks of poetry (Bent Under N ...more
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