Book of the Week: Medicine for the Dead, by Tex Thompson

WooHoo! Tex Thompson’s new book is out today!!! It’s the second in the Children of the Drought series ;o)


From the back cover:

The story of Appaloosa Elim continues.
Two years ago, the crow-god Marhuk sent his grandson to Sixes.
Two nights ago, a stranger picked up his gun and shot him.
Two hours ago, the funeral party set out for the holy city of Atali’Krah, braving the wastelands to bring home the body of Dulei Marhuk.

Out in the wastes, one more corpse should hardly make a difference. But the blighted landscape has been ravaged by drought, twisted by violence, and warped by magic – and no-one is immune. Vuchak struggles to keep the party safe from monsters, marauders, and his own troubled mind. Weisei is being eaten alive by a strange illness. And fearful, guilt-wracked Elim hopes he’s only imagining the sounds coming from Dulei’s coffin.

As their supplies dwindle and tensions mount, the desert exacts a terrible price from its pilgrims – one that will be paid with the blood of the living, and the peace of the dead.

Purchase from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s

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Now I haven’t gotten my book yet. It will probably show up tomorrow, since Amazon seems determined to vex me.  But I really loved the first book in this series, and I’m looking forward to seeing more in this world. The first book in the Chilrden of the Drought series came out last summer, and I was lucky enough to snag a UK copy, which is slightly different in format, but not in substance (read that as ‘bigger pages.’)


If you enjoy westerns and are looking for a bit of weird I really can’t recommend any series more!



Arianne “Tex” Thompson is a native and lifelong resident of Texas. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history from UT Dallas and a master’s degree in literature from the University of Dallas, she went on to become a community college professor, teaching the fundamentals of English to adults writing below the eighth-grade level. Now a master teacher for academic tutoring and test prep services, as well as the managing editor for the DFW Writers Conference, Tex is a regular feature at high schools, writing conferences, and genre conventions alike.

With her first book, a ‘rural fantasy’ novel called One Night in Sixes, Tex joins the growing ranks of Solaris authors committed to exciting, innovative and inclusive science fiction and fantasy. Find her online at and on Twitter as @tex_maam!


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Twitter: @tex_maam
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Amazon:  Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson


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