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The Queen of Swords

The Queen of Swords

Golgotha (Volume 3)

R. S. Belcher

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1720. Escaping the gallows, Anne Bonney, theinfamous pirate queen, sets sail in search of a fabulous treasure said to behiding in a lost city of bones somewhere in the heart of Africa. But what shefinds is a destiny she never expected . . . .

1870. Maude Stapleton is arespectable widow raising a daughter on her own. Few know, however, that Maude belongs to anancient order of assassins, the Daughters of Lilith, and heir to the legacy ofAnne Bonney, whose swashbuckling exploits blazed a trail that Maude must nowfollow—if she ever wants to see her kidnapped daughter again!

Searching for her missing child, come hell orhigh water, Maude finds herself caught in the middle of a secret war betweenthe Daughters of Lilith and their ancestral enemies, the monstrous Sons ofTyphon, inhuman creatures spawned by primordial darkness, she embarks on aperilous voyage that will ultimately lead her to the long-lost secret of AnneBonney—and the Father of All Monsters.

Oneof the most popular characters from TheSix-Gun Tarot and The Shotgun Arcananow ventures beyond the Weird Weston a boldly imaginative, globe-spanningadventure of her own!

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The Devil (Reversed)


Port Royal, Isle of Jamaica

June 11, 1721

She swore an oath that the child would be born in freedom. The baby’s first breath would not be in the stinking air of the Marshalsea Prison,...

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