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Deathlands

Vengeance Trail

Written By:James Axler - 2005

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Synopsis

in post-nuclear America, the end has a new beginning...

DAWN AFTER DARK

As megalomaniac barons and savage anarchy compete to lay claim to post-nuclear America, perseverance and a will to live are what keep Ryan Cawdor and his band of warrior survivalists roving through the worst and best of a new world. Armed with secrets of pre-Dark tech, they possess what few in Deathlands can imagine: hope for a better tomorrow.

END OF THE LINE

Ryan Cawdor is gunned down and left for dead by the new provisional U.S. Army, commanded by a brilliant general with a propensity for casual mass murder and a vision to rebuild America. Waging war from his pre-Dark, fusion-powered armored locomotive, he's poised to unlock the secrets of the Gateways—as the rest of Ryan's group stand powerless. All except one. Hope may be lost for Krysty Worth. But revenge is enough.

In the Deathlands, vengeance is the only justice.

Excerpt

Her desire for vengeance was an unwavering flame

But even if Krysty had known beyond doubt her bullet would split that dark-haired skull, she wouldn't have take the shot. Yes, the captain had to die. She had to kill him, or at least be the cause of his death even if her finger didn't pull the trigger or her hand plunge the blade.

But he was just one among many. A significant one, but merely one. To claim his life would risk throwing her life away—with her friends still unrescued and the bulk of her blood debt unpaid.

Krysty wouldn't do that.

So she watched them drive off out of sight, unmolested. Intuition told her they were heading back to the massacre site, to the rim about Ryan's unmarked resting place a mile toward the center of the earth. Why they might be bound there she couldn't say. It didn't matter, and speculation was no part of her nature in any event. She let all thought of shys and wherefores slip from her mind.

There could be only her quest. Worry, fear, anticipation—these could only weaken the resolve Krysty needed to keep her weary legs driving her relentlessly on.

Catastrophe:

war

Type:

fantastical
Other Titles in the Deathlands list

0     Encounter

1     Pilgrimage to Hell

2     Red Holocaust

3     Neutron Solstice

4     Crater Lake

5     Homeward Bound

6     Pony Soldiers

7     Dectra Chain

8     Ice and Fire

9     Red Equinox

10     Northstar Rising

11     Time Nomads

12     Latitude Zero

13     Seedling

14     Dark Carnival

15     Chill Factor

16     Moon Fate

17     Fury's Pilgrims

18     Shockscape

19     Deep Empire

20     Cold Asylum

21     Twilight Children

22     Rider, Reaper

23     Road Wars

24     Trader Redux

25     Genesis Echo

26     Shadowfall

27     Ground Zero

28     Emerald Fire

29     Bloodlines

30     Crossways

31     Keepers of the Sun

32     Circle Thrice

33     Eclipse at Noon

34     Stoneface

35     Bitter Fruit

36     Skydark

37     Demons of Eden

38     Mars Arena, The

39     Watersleep

40     Nightmare Passage

41     Freedom Lost

42     Way of the Wolf

43     Dark Emblem

44     Crucible of Time

45     Starfall

46     Gemini Rising

47     Gaia's Demise

48     Dark Reckoning

49     Shadow World

50     Pandora's Redoubt

51     Rat King

52     Zero City

53     Savage Armada

54     Judas Strike

55     Shadow Fortress

56     Sunchild

57     Breakthrough

58     Salvation Road

59     Amazon Gate

60     Destiny's Truth

61     Skydark Spawn

62     Damnation Road Show

63     Devil Riders

64     Bloodfire

65     Hellbenders

66     Separation

67     Death Hunt

68     Shaking Earth

69     Black Harvest

70     Vengeance Trail

71     Ritual Chill

72     Atlantis Reprise

73     Labyrinth

74     Strontium Swamp

75     Shatter Zone

76     Perdition Valley

77     Cannibal Moon

78     Sky Raider

79     Remember Tomorrow

80     Sunspot

81     Desert Kings

82     Apocalypse Unborn

83     Thunder Road

84     Plague Lords

85     Dark Resurrection

86     Eden's Twilight

87     Desolation Crossing

88     Alpha Wave

89     Time Castaways

90     Prophecy

91     Blood Harvest

92     Arcadian's Asylum

93     Baptism of Rage

94     Doom Helix

95     Moonfeast

96     Downrigger Drift

97     Playfair's Axiom

98     Tainted Cascade

99     Perception Fault

100     Prodigal's Return

101     Lost Gates

102     Haven's Blight

103     Hell Road Warriors