Return to the weird historical American Devil’s West of Silver on the Road with Laura Anne Gilman and The Cold Eye. The Devil’s Left Hand, Isobel, and her more experienced traveling companion, Gabriel, ride through the Territory seeking the source of mysterious supernatural disasters. Laura Anne — writer, freelance editor, wine nerd, cat-herder, amateur traveler, and professional nap-taker – has committed to donating a portion of all sales of copies of The Cold Eye purchased at Mysterious Galaxy to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Please note Laura Anne’s original “High Noon” signing time has been updated to 2:00 PM, to accommodate the Women's March.
In the anticipated sequel to Silver on the Road, Isobel is riding circuit through the Territory as the Devil's Left Hand. But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole Territory.
Isobel is the left hand of the old man of the Territory, the Boss better known as the Devil. Along with her mentor, Gabriel, she is traveling circuit through Flood to represent the power of the Devil and uphold the agreement he made with the people to protect them. Here in the Territory, magic exists sometimes wild and perilous.
But there is a growing danger in the bones of the land that is killing livestock, threatening souls, and weakening the power of magic. In the next installment of the Devil s West series, Isobel and Gabriel are in over their heads as they find what s happening and try to stop the people behind it before it unravels the Territory.
Isobel, upon her sixteenth birthday, makes the choice to work for the Boss called the Devil by some, in his territory west of the Mississippi. But this is not the devil you know. This is a being who deals fairly with immense but not unlimited power, who offers opportunities to people who want to make a deal, and they always get what they deserve. But his land is a wild west that needs a human touch, and that s where Izzy comes in. Inadvertently trained by him to see the clues in and manipulations of human desire, Izzy is raised to be his left hand and travel circuit through the territory helping those in need. As we all know, where there is magic there is chaos and death.
Gilman's critically acclaimed, Nebula Award-nominated "Flesh and Fire" introduced a brilliantly imagined world where the grapevine--cultivated by the Vinearts who know the secrets of wine magic--holds together disparate lands. Now, confusion, violence, and terror are sweeping over the Lands Vin. And four people are at the center of a storm.