Walk the Sky

Walk the Sky

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by Robert Swartwood, David B. Silva
     
 

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Things are bad for Clay Miller and George Hitchens.

For starters, they're on the run from a posse out for blood. Then, as they ride through the Utah desert, the two come across the crumpled body of a young boy on the brink of death. The boy can't speak, but it's clear he's frightened of something nearby. When asked what's got him so scared, the terrified boy…  See more details below

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Things are bad for Clay Miller and George Hitchens.

For starters, they're on the run from a posse out for blood. Then, as they ride through the Utah desert, the two come across the crumpled body of a young boy on the brink of death. The boy can't speak, but it's clear he's frightened of something nearby. When asked what's got him so scared, the terrified boy writes three letters in the dirt ...

DED

By nightfall, Clay and George are tied up in jail. They can't move. They can't speak. They can do nothing but listen to the boy, outside, screaming for his life.

Yes, things are bad for Clay and George.

And they're only going to get worse.

PRAISE FOR DAVID B. SILVA:

"A talented writer of novels and short fiction, who knows where the heart of a story lies, and who deserves a larger audience than he has yet received." --Dean Koontz

"David B. Silva is one of the great unsung heroes of horror." --Bentley Little

PRAISE FOR ROBERT SWARTWOOD:

"Robert Swartwood is the next F. Paul Wilson -- if F. Paul Wilson's DNA was spliced with Michael Marshall Smith. If you haven't yet read Swartwood, you're missing out." --Brian Keene

"An exceptional novelist." --Douglas Clegg

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148292555
Publisher:
RMS Press
Publication date:
07/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
170
Sales rank:
2,808
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

David B. Silva is the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award-winning author of seven novels. His short fiction has appeared in The Year's Best Horror, The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, and The Best American Mystery Stories. He served as the editor of The Horror Show from 1982 to 1991. He passed away in 2013.

Robert Swartwood is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Serial Killer's Wife, The Calling, Man of Wax, and several other novels. He created the term "hint fiction" and is the editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer. Visit him online at robertswartwood.com.

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Walk the Sky 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 9 reviews.
AM_Donovan More than 1 year ago
If you have never had the opportunity to be introduced to Swartwood and Silva working together (or separately) I have to admit I’m almost a little jealous. Because you will be meeting 2 writers that are a definite gift to people that like a good story. Reading their work is rather like walking into a local, familiar bar and seeing the person you hope to spend the rest of your life with. Then, if you are extremely lucky, you are still with them many years later and they can still deliver. Luckily for us, neither Robert nor David have been destroyed by the publishing industry, or burned out so they are just churning out pap for the masses just for the money. This book reads fast at only 151 pages, but manages to leave you with more story than is just carried in the words. There is a wonderfully complete world that is built on our world during the days of the westward expansion. This includes justice, vengeance, shoot outs, corruption, murder and a different twist on the zombie idea. What starts out looking like a typical “dusty trails” western turns into a trip into the darkest parts of the human psyche and what we would do in our pain. Luckily for me, I was able to get one of the beautiful, signed, limited edition copies originally available through Thunderstorm Books (now sold out, but they have some other beautifully bound books available). So, the rest of you will just have to settle for the copies more readily available through Amazon as a print or e-book. Sadly, David B. Silva has “walked the sky” so is no longer available to provide us with even more stories, luckily he left behind many books for us to continue to enjoy. Happily, Robert Swartwood is still with us to feed our desire for more good tales.
magaliasue More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this books excellent plot, its many twists & turns, and the excellent characterizations. Think it would make an excellent movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the writing style a lot, really draws you in, makes you keep going. Good characterization too. Nice horror look at a western. I'd definitely read something by these authors again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginning to end. It had a great feeling of suspense, which any horror story should have. Overall, a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the western twist to a familiar story - or the horror twist to a western story?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a Weastern but weird.I had to finish it as I got cought up in it. Not my type of book but I'll say it was well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe good for young reader. Writting is very basic and just didnt do it for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot spoilers ruined the book with their reveal of the entire story. Learn to write a review and not a book report. Just a few lines to state if its good or not is a review, 10-12 inches of a post is a rewrite of the book. Learn the difference.