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The Preacher's Marsh
     

The Preacher's Marsh

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by David Niall Wilson
 
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

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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 of Old Mill, North Carolina...the love of a swamp witch named Desdemona ... the friendship of a young boy...and a life that would challenge his faith and his sanity, show him darkness and magic such as he'd never witnessed, and lead him down the darkest paths through man's heart.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012713353
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
12/04/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
386 KB

Meet the Author

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, his novels include Maelstrom, The Mote in Andrea's Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, Ancient Eyes, On the Third Day, The Orffyreus Wheel, and Vintage Soul – Book One of the DeChance Chronicles. The Stargate Atlantis novel “Brimstone,” written with Patricia Lee Macomber is his most recent. He has over 150 short stories published in anthologies, magazines, and five collections, the most recent of which were "Defining Moments" published in 2007 by WFC Award winning Sarob Press, and the currently available “Ennui & Other States of Madness,” from Dark Regions Press. His work has appeared in and is due out in various anthologies and magazines. David lives and loves with Patricia Lee Macomber in the historic William R. White House in Hertford, NC with their children, Billy, Zach, Zane, and Katie, and occasionally their genius college daughter Stephanie.

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The Preacher's Marsh 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DazThreeNine More than 1 year ago
A powerfully written tale of still-smouldering post Civil War prejudices, and an unlikely love story between a wandering Preacher whose heart tells him to spread his mission, and a worker of the fields who has mysterious powers drawn from the Great Dismal Swamp. Set against this; the arrogant, merciless landowners who do as they please and hold the town's powers in their sway - the backdrop is set for a battle of freedoms and rights, of magic and love.