Delighted to share the news of the release of the fantasy adventure, just in time for Halloween by C.S. Boyack – The Midnight Rambler (The Hat Book 6)
About the book
Something evil is after the hat. The ageless enemies have battled many times, but this time Lizzie is wearing the hat. She’s also up against a ticking clock, in that if she can’t find the maker of her new friend’s medicine he will die.
The Rambler has kidnapped the only witch capable of making Ray’s medicine in an attempt to make the hat sloppy in his efforts. He’s also flooded the streets with deadly minions to impede any progress our heroes might make.
As if that weren’t enough, Lizzie is facing more of life’s struggles, both financially and mechanically. This all goes down in the middle of a huge flood event that she’s ill equipped to handle.
Join Lizzie and the hat as they battle the elements, the paranormal, and a being of pure evil. Lizzie might be battling some personal demons along the way as she and Ray grow closer.
One of the early reviews for the book
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2022
Regardless of genre or tone, Boyack promises an imaginative tale, and he—as always—delivered. I’m a long-time fan of his Hat series, and this title lives up to the reputation of its predecessors.
We once again visit Lizzie and her supernatural hat. While she’s usually the target for dangerous monsters, this time it’s her cohort who’s being hunted. The Midnight Rambler is part-scarecrow, part-headless… well, not a horseman, as he has no horse. He’s got the fiery pumpkin head mastered, though, and he’s as lethal as he is frightening. Hat has defeated Rambler several times with many of Lizzie’s forebears. And despite the hat’s warnings, she doesn’t know what she’s in for.
They’re stonewalled at every turn. Lizzie can’t access resources she needs, and the Midnight Rambler is making minions faster than she can fight them. Add to her problems a missing witch, a Frankenstein’s monster-type made of assembled people parts (minus the rage), assorted violent animated vegetation, an ever-growing horde of cats, and a deluge of biblical proportions, and the heroes have more than they can handle.
I always count on Boyack to raise the stakes, and he did so exponentially this time.
We get to revisit favorite characters and listen to more episodes of the increasingly entertaining, though not always helpful, Night Bump Radio. There’s a new character I grew fond of that I hope makes a return appearance in future installments. In addition to the wonderful cast, the places are fantastic and the plot is fast-paced. It’s the trifecta of an engaging story.
This was the perfect work to kick off October, but it doesn’t have to be Halloween season to enjoy this one. Nor do you have to read the titles in order. Each tale stands on its own, though I recommend every one of them. If you’re looking for a mix of spooky and snarky, you found the right book.
A selection of other books by C.S. Boyack
I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.
I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.
I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.
Thanks for dropping in and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally