Historical horror is an underrated genre generally. There are so many great concepts out there and the folks behind The Rush absolutely nail it with their supernatural horror themes and dark storytelling. I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE RUSH by Si Spurrier & Nathan C. Gooden Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book

Title: THE RUSH: This Hungry Earth Reddens Under Snowclad Hills (The Rush #1-5)
Author: Si Spurrier, Addison Duke (Colorist), Nathan C. Gooden (Illustrations), Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Letterer), Adrian F. Wassel (Editor)
Pub. Date: August 9, 2022
Publisher: Vault Comics
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 136
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Historical horror that chills to the bone, The RUSH. is for fans of Dan Simmons’, The Terror mined with a Northwestern Yukon gold rush edge. Answer the call of the wild north and stampede to the Klondike…


This Hungry Earth Reddens Under Snowclad Hills.

1899, Yukon Territory. A frozen frontier, bloodied and bruised by the last great Gold Rush. But in the lawless wastes to the North, something whispers in the hindbrains of men, drawing them to a blighted valley, where giant spidertracks mark the snow and impossible guns roar in the night.

To Brokehoof, where gold and blood are mined alike. Now, stumbling towards its haunted forests comes a woman gripped not by greed — but the snarling rage of a mother in search of her child…

From Si Spurrier (Way of X, Hellblazer) and Nathan C. Gooden (Barbaric, Dark One) comes THE RUSH, a dark, lyrical delve into the horror and madness of the wild Yukon.

Collects the entire series. For fans of The TerrorFortitudeCoda, and Moonshine.


“The book strikes a wealthy mixed vein of sophisticated psychological chills and monstrous horror.”― Publishers Weekly

“Gritty historical drama meets supernatural horror in this sumptuously drawn tale set during the Yukon Gold Rush.” ― PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Rush is a chilling bit of historical horror. Rugged and raw and thoroughly researched. It’s got such a wonderfully creepy sense of menace but most of all it’s the moving story of a mother searching for her child, that’s its beating heart. Wonderful work.”  — Victor Lavalle (best-selling and award-winning author of he anthology, Slapboxing with Jesus and four novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and The Changeling, the fantasy-horror novella The Ballad of Black Tom, and the comics series Destroyer and Eve)

The Rush is a splendidly savage tale of frontier scum and the doom they’ve brought down upon themselves, and the innocents cursed to suffer alongside them. I for one can’t wait to see more.”  — Garth Ennis (best-selling and award-winning writer, Preacher, and writer/co-creator of The Boys)

About Si Spurrier

His work in the latter field stretches from award winning creator-owned books such as NumbercruncherSix-Gun Gorilla and The Spire to projects in the U.S. mainstream like HellblazerThe Dreaming, and X-Men. It all began with a series of twist-in-the-tail stories for the UK’s beloved 2000AD, which ignited an enduring love for genre fiction. His latest book, Coda, is being published by Boom! Studios at present.

His prose works range from the beatnik neurosis-noir of Contract to the occult whodunnit A Serpent Uncoiled via various franchise and genre-transgressing titles. In 2016 he took a foray into experimental fiction with the e-novella Unusual Concentrations: a tale of coffee, crime and overhead conversations.

He lives in Margate, regards sushi as part of the plotting process, and has the fluffiest of cats.

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About Nathan C. Gooden

An award-winning illustrator and sequential artist, Nathan C. Gooden is Art Director at Vault Comics. Nathan studied animation at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and worked in film production, before co-founding Vault Comics. Nathan’s previous works include Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One (Vault), Barbaric (Vault), Zojaqan (Vault), and  Killbox (from American Gothic Press). He lives in Southern California, where he plays a lot of basketball and hikes constantly with his wife. 

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2 winners will receive a finished copy of THE RUSH, US Only.

Ends August 23rd, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule

Week One:

7/25/2022Writer of WrongsGuest Post
7/26/2022BookHoundsGuest Post/IG Post
7/27/2022#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee BlogExcerpt 
7/28/2022Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
7/29/2022@jaimerockstarbooktoursIG Post
7/30/2022BookdreamrReview/IG Post/TikTok Post

Week Two:

7/31/2022Sadie’s SpotlightGuest Post/IG Post
8/1/2022Rajiv’s ReviewsReview/IG Post
8/2/2022The Girl Who ReadsReview/IG Post
8/3/2022Fire and IceReview
8/4/2022The Real World According To SamReview/IG Post
8/5/2022@allyluvsbooksalatte IG Post
8/6/2022See Sadie ReadReview/IG Post

Week Three:

8/7/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
8/8/2022Lifestyle of MeReview
8/9/2022Two Points of InterestReview
8/10/2022The Chatty BookwormTik Tok Review/IG Post
8/11/2022One More Exclamation Review/IG Post
8/13/2022@just_another_mother_with_booksIG Review

Week Four:

8/14/2022The Underground Review
8/15/2022@thebookishfoxwitchIG Review
8/16/2022Brandi Danielle Davis Review/IG Post
8/17/2022More Books Please blogSpotlight
8/18/2022Lady HawkeyeExcerpt/IG Post
8/19/2022@lexijava Review/IG Post

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