“With Deadbeat Druid, David R. Slayton once again delivers magical action that’s as hard and gritty as trailer-park gravel, coupled with a heart-wrenching tale of characters bound by a love greater than Death and stronger than the chains of Hell. It’s a triumphantly subversive marriage of Americana and the occult, and a shining example of all that is fresh and exciting in the urban-fantasy genre.” —David Mack, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Arts series
The living cannot be allowed to infect the dead.
Adam Binder has lost what matters most to him. Having finally learned the true identity of the warlock preying on his family, what was supposed to be a final confrontation with the fiend instead became a trap that sent Adam’s beloved Vicente into the realm of the dead, where none living are meant to be.
Bound by debt, oath, and love, Adam blazes his own trail into the underworld to get Vicente back, and to end the threat of the warlock once and for all. But the road to hell is paved with far more than good intentions. Demons are hungry, and ghosts are relentless, and what awaits Adam in the underworld is nothing he is prepared to face.
If that weren’t enough, Adam has one more thing he must do if he and Vicente are to return to the world of the living: find the lost heart of Death herself.
“With his Adam Binder books, David R. Slayton crafts complex characters and creates an imaginative urban fantasy world that readers will want to return to time and time again. Slayton mixes vivid fantasy descriptions and life-or-death stakes with characters that are full of heroics, humor, and heartache.” —Jennifer Estep, New York Times bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series
“Deadbeat Druid, the third installment of the Adam Binder trilogy, is a beautifully nuanced exploration of family and generational trauma that’s filled with heartache, magic, and a lot of love. I’m pretty sure David R. Slayton is a magician in his own right, because I am utterly enchanted by this series.” —Shaun David Hutchinson, author of We Are the Ants, Before We Disappear, and Howl
David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado, with his partner, Brian, and writes the books he always wanted to read. White Trash Warlock, Slayton’s first novel, is the first book in the Adam Binder series. In 2015, David founded Trick or Read, an annual initiative to give out books along with candy to children on Halloween as well as uplift lesser-known authors or those from marginalized backgrounds. Find him online at www.DavidRSlayton.com.