Nightriders

A tale of the last years of the Texas Wild West – of oncoming civilization in all its savagery, a last ride by five vigilantes in the name of God, and a final confrontation with an evil unbounded by time or place. Supernatural thriller / fantasy western for adult readers.

Ghost riders, bird men, and justice in the killin’ fields.

Mack Cavanaugh claims to be a Nightrider, one of a band of infamous Texas outlaws from the late 1800s. Except he says they wasn’t outlaws, just men tryin’ to make things right in the unjust fields of Texas—the killin’ fields.

So begins a tale of the last years of the Texas Wild West – of oncoming civilization in all its savagery, a last ride by five vigilantes in the name of God, and a final confrontation with an evil unbounded by time or place.

Supernatural thriller / fantasy western for adult readers.

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D. M. Dutcher
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The Dark Man was a surprisingly good book, and you have to like someone willing to step out of the usual settings for Christian spec-fic.

D. M. Dutcher
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I finallly got around to reading this. It’s good, but intense.

In the later years of the old west, there’s a group of vigilantes called the Nightriders. Their goal? To try and stem the savagery of the west as man mistreats man, often in the name of God. Unfortunately the appearance of a brutal criminal even by the standards of an anarchic frontier is going to draw them into an epic final battle of good and evil. And, of course, there are those aliens that keep showing up..

It’s an intense book that pulls few punches. This isn’t the romanticized “singing cowboy” west, but one where injustice, racism, (often shocking) and crime exists openly. There’s a lot of regret at what a nation supposedly founded on the ideas of Christ has done. But the heart of the book is a great action-adventure between charismatic, even mythic vigilantes trying to serve God and save lives, and brutal enemies both human and non who want to snuff them for their own reasons.

This is a Hinterlands book, so expect adult-level violence and themes. It definitely keeps up to the standards of his earlier works, and begs for some type of visual adaptation, be it comic or movie.

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