By William W. Johnstone
Because the years move, Black Wilder is looking ahead to simply the suitable second to emerge from the shadows within the small prairie city. The time is now, the beasts are hungry, the Undead are unsleeping, and the putrid stench of evil hangs within the sector. The townspeople are approximately to be touched via the Devil's kiss.
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