Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hawthorne: The Spider Tribe

  Just in time for Halloween, another creepy horror tinged weird western featuring Heath Lowrance's cowboy phantom fighter Hawthorne. In the Spider Tribe, Hawthorne comes across the remains of a slaughtered tribe of Lakota Indians, The mutilated bodies are covered with spider webs. Hawthorne finds a survivor and that leads him to a gruesome discovery in a hidden cave. There he learns of the Iktomi, the titular Spider Tribe, who are an original and scary type of monster.
   That's one of the things that I like about Lowrance's stories, that he keeps coming up with new supernatural creatures and not just using the same old horror tropes. Combine that with his clipped, hard boiled prose and his skill at writing action scenes and you have just the sort of thing I'm looking for. This is my third visit with Hawthorne and I can't wait for the next one.
   I've said before that Ebooks have opened new markets for short fiction. The Spider Tribe is exactly the kind of thing I'm talking about. Highly recommended and available here:


Heath Lowrance said...

Charles, thanks so much for the review, and your continued support!

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Glad to spread the word, Heath. It's a great story.