Prince of Darknessby Walter M. Ellis
Half the jazz world believe that Merlin Black has
Prince of Darkness is American author Walter M. Ellis' first novel. Inspired by the music of Miles Davis, its central character is a jazz trumpeter who looks back on his life with regret. He has sacrificed the loves of his life for his music and now finds it difficult to come to terms with the choices he has made.
Half the jazz world believe that Merlin Black has made a pact with the devil. The other half believe that he is the devil. How else could one man have so much evil in him? How else could he set his trumpet on fire? And why is everyone who worshipped him dead?
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Walter Ellis's PRINCE OF DARKNESS is an absolutely smashing book. I don't have much interest in jazz, and thought a book about a jazz musician might not be my cup of tea. But once I started PRINCE OF DARKNESS, I couldn't put it down. It's powerful, moving, funny, unpredictable, harrowing -- a real experience. Like most of the people in Merlin Black's life, the reader swings between loving the great jazz trumpeter and hating him. But in the end, we care deeply about him. Walter Elllis has created a vivid and compelling portrait of a conflicted genius, and at the same time brought the world of jazz to life.