Sorcerer: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth's Alchemist Praised by Top Authors of Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and Esoterica
Based on a true story, novel describes an early scientist's descent into mysticism and mortal sin
SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The year is 1584. John Dee, 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 Europe, 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: Geoffrey James has authored two previous books about John Dee, Enochian Evocation, a collection of Dee's magical writings originally published in 1984 and Angel Magic, an historical perspective of Dee's work originally published in 1995. To research Sorcerer, Geoffrey followed John Dee's footsteps across Europe and examined numerous rare manuscripts, including Dee's personal diaries.
About Grand Mal Press: Located in San Diego, California, Grand Mal Press is known primarily for publishing edgy novels in Science Fiction and Horror genres. Sorcerer is their first historical novel.
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