Once Upon a Time in Hell by Guy AdamsOnce Upon a Time in Hell by Guy Adams

Once Upon a Time in Hell

byGuy Adams

Mass Market Paperback | December 31, 2013

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Book two of The Heaven's Gate Trilogy. A weird western, a gun-toting, cigarrillo-chewing fantasy built from hangman’s rope and spent bullets. The west has never been wilder. A Steampunk-Western-Fantasy from Guy Adams.

"Heaven? Hell? There's no difference. Angels, demons, we're all a bit of both. This could be the most wondrous place you ever experience or so terrifying it makes you pray for death. Not that death would help you of course, there's no escape from here…"

Wormwood has appeared and for twenty four hours the gateway to the afterlife is wide open. But just because a door is open doesn't mean you should step through it…

Those who have travelled to reach the town are realising that the challenges they've already faced were nothing compared to what lies ahead. The afterlife has an agenda of its own and with scheming on both sides of reality, the revelations to come may change the world forever.
Guy Adams is the author of the fantasy novels The World House and its sequel Restoration, as well as the Deadbeat series from Titan Books. He has also written two Torchwood novels for BBC Books; and The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes, a fictional facsimile of a scrapbook kept by Doctor John Watson. This was published in 2009 by Carlton ...
Title:Once Upon a Time in HellFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2013Publisher:SolarisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1781081565

ISBN - 13:9781781081563

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this. Read it now! This, the second in the series "Heaven's Gate" series, follows after "The Good, The Bad, and The Infernal" in the story line. I'd recommend the earlier title first, but it's unlikely that you actually need to read №1 prior to this. You'll thank me for the fact you've read the earlier one, but not because this makes more sense as a result; simply because you've had a good time reading the earlier title. If you've never seen a western, you'll still recognise the 'tropes' of the category. If you've been sat down and watched all the Spaghetti Western films to someone's hand whilst tied to a chair and had the words "bloody hell, look at that; isn't it beautiful that landscape?" yelled in your ear every eighteen seconds, you'll appreciate the care and attention that the author has put into this. If you love the entire output of John Ford, Sergio Leone, and possibly Akira Kurosawa, then you'll probably create a temple to Guy Adams in your garden, as the skill everything is fitted together is like looking at a parquet floor created by a master craftsmen, so flawless is the fitting of the pieces one to another. If the notion of a steampunk / western / horror / speculative fiction / fantasy adaptation of Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" intrigues you, then read this and be entertained. If the idea makes you think "well, that'll be a lot of work," then read this and be entertained.
Date published: 2014-05-09