“Dark, funny, and full of devious twists. Highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rage and V-Wars, on White Trash Warlock
They are my harvest, and I will reap them all.
Returning to Guthrie, Oklahoma, for the funeral of his mysterious and beloved aunt Sue, Adam Binder once again finds himself in the path of deadly magic when a dark druid begins to prey on members of Adam’s family. It all seems linked to the death of Adam’s father many years ago—a man who may have somehow survived as a warlock.
Watched by the police, separated from the man who may be the love of his life, compelled to seek the truth about his connection to the druid, Adam learns more about his family and its troubled history than he ever bargained for, and finally comes face-to-face with the warlock he has vowed to stop.
Meanwhile, beyond the Veil of the mortal world, Argent the Queen of Swords and Vic the Reaper undertake a dangerous journey to a secret meeting of the Council of Races . . . where the sea elves are calling for the destruction of humanity.
“Edgy and addicting, David R. Slayton’s stunning debut will grab hold of you and knock you around just because it can. But before it’s all over, it’ll leave you breathless and begging for more.” —Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author, on White Trash Warlock
“A well-written story with an LGBTQ+ protagonist…Dark, haunting, lyrical, and innovative, beautiful and heartfelt.” —New York Journal of Books on White Trash Warlock
“The complex world-building, well-shaded depictions of poverty, emotional nuance, and thrilling action sequences make this stand out. Slayton is sure to win plenty of fans.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on White Trash Warlock
“Slayton’s debut uses wry humor, alternating viewpoints, and intriguing LGBTQ+ characters that will have readers eager for more of Adam Binder’s escapades.” —Booklist on White Trash Warlock
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.