Valley of Shadows

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      A visionary neo-Western blend of magical realism, mystery, and horror, Valley of Shadows sheds light on the dark past of injustice, isolation, and suffering along the US-Mexico border.


      Solitario Cisneros thought his life was over long ago. He lost his wife, his family, even his country in the late 1870s when the Rio Grande shifted course, stranding the Mexican town of Olvido on the Texas side of the border. He’d made his brooding peace with retiring his gun and badge, hiding out on his ranch, and communing with horses and ghosts. But when a gruesome string of murders and kidnappings ravages the town, pushing its volatile mix of Anglo, Mexican, and Apache settlers to the brink of self-destruction, he feels reluctantly compelled to confront both life, and the much more likely possibility of death, yet again.

      As Solitario struggles to overcome not only the evil forces that threaten the town but also his own inner demons, he finds an unlikely source of inspiration and support in Onawa, a gifted and enchanting Apache-Mexican seer who champions his cause, daring him to open his heart and question his destiny.

      As we follow Solitario and Onawa into the desert, we join them in facing haunting questions about the human condition that are as relevant today as they were back then: Can we rewrite our own history and shape our own future? What does it mean to belong to a place, or for a place to belong to a people? And, as lonely and defeated as we might feel, are we ever truly alone?

      Through luminous prose and soul-searching reflections, Rudy Ruiz transports listeners to a distant time and a remote place where the immortal forces of good and evil dance amidst the shadows of magic and mountains.

      Numbered eBooks: 500

      Number of Unique Covers: 53

      Number of 1:1 Covers: 21

      The Lawman, Solitario

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      The Desert Trek

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      The Guitarra Magica

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      The Blessed Apache

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      La Virgen de Guadalupe

      5 Unique Designs
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      The Sacrifices by Fire

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      The Sacrificial Hearts

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      Publisher : Blackstone Pub

      Series : Living Author 2.0

      First Publication Date : September 2022

      Author : Rudy Ruiz

      Genres: Crime Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Western Fiction

      Language : English

      Word Count : 82,500

      Format : DEA (Decentralized Encrypted Asset)

      Read On : eReader dApp

      Cover Art : Includes 4K hi-resolution book cover

      Cardano Retail Price : 59 ADA

      Cardano Discount Price : 39 ADA, #OGBookClub

      Purchase Limit: 5

      Cardano Policy ID : 2b5c13b4ebd0f51be9d5230b927c95bab4315ae5a1ce15feb6b07c10

      Author Info

      Rudy Ruiz

      Rudy Ruiz, award-winning author, was born and raised on the border. His most recent novel, "Valley of Shadows," was released September 2022 by Blackstone Publishing. It received a starred review from ALA Booklist and was named one of the Best Horror Novels of the year by LitHub’s CrimeReads. It also garnered the prestigious Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Book of Fiction. His previous novel, "The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez," won International Latino Book Awards for Best Latino-Focused Fi… Read More

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