Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Lisa Goldstein is one of our best writers. Indeed, withTouristsandA Mask for the General, I came to the conclusion that she simply was the best writer in our field today, bar none. Her view of reality is so quirky but true, her characterization so sympathetic yet brutally honest, her writing so extravagantly clear."--Orson Scott Card "What an intriguing read this is! It is a substantial tale of angels and demons, fantasy and horror, set within a richly depicted historical milieu and fraught with an aura of foreboding that draws one in from the very first page." -Booklist(starred review). Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Scientist, mathematician, and court astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, John Dee is also one of the sixteenth-century's most renowned alchemists, driven by a passion to fathom the elemental secrets of the cosmos. But when his reckless assistant, Edward Kelley, succeeds in using a crystal sphere to summon angels, Dee is catapulted into an awesome struggle that may extinguish the light of reason forever.
One of the spirits invoked is a cunning demon who takes possession of Dee's young daughter, Katherine, and shows Dee a frightening vision of his own future. Terrified by what has been foretold, Dee abruptly decides to close his house in London and flee to Europe with his long-suffering wife, Jane, and their two young children.
Their desperate flight brings them at last to the city of Prague--a center of culture, knowledge, and learning, both sacred and profane, a gateway between the Eastern and Western worlds, and also, it is whispered, a door between our world and the world of the spirits.
There, in the city's ancient streets, Dee encounters the mystic Rabbi Judah Loew, who enlists his aid in the creation of a Golem--a man fashioned from the clay--to defend the city's Jewish Quarter from persecution. And he asks Dee's help to avert a impending crisis that threatens to engulf the world. For ancient legends say that the fate of the world rests on shoulders of thirty-six righteous men. And if one of those righteous men dies before his time, the world will end and dark spirits will remake it in their own image.
Über den Autor:
Lisa Goldstein is the author of seven widely acclaimed novels, including The Dream Years, A Mask for the General, Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon, Tourists, Summer King, Winter Fool, and Dark Cities Underground, as well as numerous works of short fiction, recently collected in the anthology Travellers in Magic. Goldstein lives in Oakland, California.
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2560080687
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0765301504I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0765301504I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0765301504I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0765301504I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2002. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP91033989
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex library book - Has the usual strikeovers and marks inside the covers 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 22-ZODY-WYV0
Buchbeschreibung Forge, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Light edgewear to the dust jacket. Otherwise a clean, tight copy. Jacket art by Gregory Manchess. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012573
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0765301504
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. First Edition. First Printing; 1.2 x 8.2 x 5.5 Inches; 256 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 261091