March 8, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The year is 1584.
, the greatest scholar of his age, has turned from reputable science to forbidden magic.
In partnership with a visionary rogue, an ex-nun and a court beauty, he flees across
, dogged by the Inquisition and a relentless assassin.
Finally, Dee's magic seems to yield fruit. In a vision, angels (or are they demons?) promise to reveal the secret of transmuting lead into gold.
There is only one hitch: Dee and his companions must first commit an unforgivable sin.
"An intricate tapestry of the historical and the alchemical that casts an authentic spell over the reader. A vivid tale vigorously told."
-- Ramsey Campbell, award-winning novelist and lifetime president of the British Fantasy Society.
"A rip-roaring tour of the occult, Elizabethan-style, in this historical novel laced with humor, mystery and menace."
– Ross King, bestselling author of Domino and Leonardo and the Last Supper
"James brings the story to light with the ease and elegance of a master storyteller who is also intimately familiar with his subject — magic."
-- Lon Milo Duquette, author of Enochian Vision Magick
Available in paperback and ebook formats.
About the Author:
has authored two previous books about
a collection of Dee's magical writings originally published in 1984 and
, an historical perspective of Dee's work originally published in 1995. To research
, Geoffrey followed
's footsteps across
and examined numerous rare manuscripts, including Dee's personal diaries.
About Grand Mal Press:
San Diego, California
, Grand Mal Press is known primarily for publishing edgy novels in Science Fiction and Horror genres.
is their first historical novel.
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