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Gideon Swayne is a man of God. He's spent his life in a peaceful town in southern Illinois tendng a very quiet, happy congregation. With the war in the South ending, and the slaves freed, Gideon is called to a new mission. He goes south - the cotton fields of North Carolina - to take the word of God to the newly free.

What he didn't count on was the hatred of the citizens
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Published by Crossroad Press (first published March 5th 2010)
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Patrick
Dec 29, 2013 Patrick rated it liked it
A short, facinating read. It is the tale of an Illinois preacher that wanders to North Carolina in the years immediately following the Civil War. After a run-in with local civic "leaders", he begins working with and preaching to the black freedmen. I enjoyed it until the end. As the story gained momentum, much of the descriptive structure and grammar began to fail. It was if the author got too excited by his story to pay attention to such details. Then the story just ends--BAM! This book is in ...more
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Mar 02, 2014 Nick rated it really liked it
Good short story that takes place on a plantation in post civil war America. It tells of a preacher that came down from the North to spread the good word to the newly freed men in the South. This is not a religious story per se but one that tells the tail of hatred and prejudice that was all too common at that time in history.
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David Niall Wilson has been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties. An ordained minister, once President of the Horror Writer 's Association and multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award. He lives outside Hertford, NC with the love of his life, Patricia Lee Macomber, His children Zane and Katie, occasionally their older siblings, Stephanie, who is ...more
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