THE SERPENT SLAYERS: A Southwestern Supernatural Thriller (A Novel in the Shaman Cycle)

Niswander, Adam.

ISBN 10: 0962614823 / ISBN 13: 9780962614828
Published by Phoenix Arizona: Integra Press, (1994.) dj, 1994
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First trade edition. An earthquake and mutated rattlesnakes have hit Northern Arizona - the second novel in the Shaman cycle. Cover art by Armand Cabrera. Praise from Diana Galbadon and Poul Anderson, among others. INSCRIBED on the half title page "For -- Careful! There's lots of slithering and shivering in here!" 308 pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket (2 short closed tears to bottom edge of rear cover of dj, dj is now in an archival protector). Bookseller Inventory # 67451

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Title: THE SERPENT SLAYERS: A Southwestern ...

Publisher: Phoenix Arizona: Integra Press, (1994.) dj

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When mutated rattlesnakes begin appearing in large numbers in the Southwest, killing and feeding on their victims, shamans from twelve different tribes must gather together to end the terrifying threat that they impose on human life

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The second in an ambitious 13-book series of stand-alone-yet-connected novels by Niswander, this is an uneven but entertaining fantasy/horror tale. Set in present-day Arizona, and including almost all of the Native American shamans who joined together in The Charm to defeat a wind demon, this story also tells of the unleashing of an ancient menace, in this case a 25,000-year-old serpent referred to only as "She." Deep under Casa Malpais, an actual ceremonial complex built by the Mogollon people (A.D. 200-1400), the serpent queen takes control of the archeologists and diggers above her lair, and sends out thousands of poisonous snakes into Phoenix and Springerville to bring humans into submission . A Native American god, Yig, the Scaled One and Father-of-All Serpents, decides to help the shamans bring his "daughter" under control. The Gathering (along with herpetologist Dr. Jeremy Myers) finally puts "She" back into a near-permanent hibernation. As in The Charm , the author's portrayal of romantic/physical relations between men and women is often absurd or banal, and his excessive deference to his shamanic characters translates into some very stiff dialogue. In the end, however, perhaps any work that shows such deep respect for another culture can be enjoyed for that reason alone.
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