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Did Gutenberg leave a secret?
Just months before the famous Bible that bears his name was finished, Johannes Gutenberg was sued by his partner for misappropriating funds to a private enterprise. When Gutenberg refused to share the secret project, the court awarded the entire Bible-printing operation to Johan Fust, leaving Gutenberg with nothing but his secret. Was it an alchemical formula? A new technology? A heretical treatise? Or something ...
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Did Gutenberg leave a secret?
Just months before the famous Bible that bears his name was finished, Johannes Gutenberg was sued by his partner for misappropriating funds to a private enterprise. When Gutenberg refused to share the secret project, the court awarded the entire Bible-printing operation to Johan Fust, leaving Gutenberg with nothing but his secret. Was it an alchemical formula? A new technology? A heretical treatise? Or something far more dangerous? Why would Gutenberg sacrifice everything?
Brilliant, eccentric professor Keith Drucker and rare books librarian Madeline Zayne are reluctant heroes in a centuries-old search for Gutenberg's other book. Crossing continents to follow clues from an encoded rubric and stolen manuscript, the couple faces injury, arcane rituals, and biblio-terrorists as they race to find the fabled treasure.
But if they find it, will they survive to tell the world?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983369127
  • Publisher: Elder Road LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathan Everett has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years as a publisher, author, trainer, and technologist. Nathan was among the first authorized trainers of desktop publishing software in the country and trained hundreds of graphic artists on computers. During this time he also taught typography, print history, and color theory. He holds seven patents in computer layout and reading technology.

Nathan is on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Center for Book Arts (SCBA), an organization devoted to teaching and preserving traditional and contemporary book arts including typesetting, printing, book-binding, and eBook arts. The SCBA receives a portion of the royalties from The Gutenberg Rubric to help fund education programs in the Seattle area. Nathan also is a member of the Board of Directors of Studio East—Training for the Performing Arts, and is an active member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association where he is a frequent speaker on various aspects of the publishing process. He is also a member of Book Publishers Northwest, and is a freelance book designer. (http://nwesignatures.com) He has published numerous non-fiction and training manuals in computer graphic arts.
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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    Dan Brown for Bibliophiles!

    We all have secrets. Big secrets, little ones, ones we disclose freely because they have little value, and some of us have secrets we willingly take to the grave. What secret did the famous printer Johannes Gutenberg--whose revolutionary bible that bears his name--have that was so important he was willing to sacrifice his new printing operation to maintain? This question leads the brilliant but eccentric professor Keith Drucker and rare books librarian Madeline Zayne on a transcontinental search for clues about who might be bombing the rare book libraries of the world, what an encoded rubric and stolen manuscript reveal about arcane rituals and biblio-terrorism and what fabulous treasure is at the end of the search. And if they find it, will they survive to tell the tale? Nathan Everett crafts an intriguing story of just what it might mean when a pressman says he has 'ink running in his veins', and pushes us through an entertaining labyrinth of leads to a satisfying and surprising end.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    A Great Read! Thrilling and Captivating!

    This is a great read! I really enjoyed it, and I would love to see this novel made into a movie. It is very well written, intertwining history, alchemy, and fiction in order to make a beautiful novel of mystery and intrigue. I was glued to the pages from the very beginning, and it is quite obvious that Everett has poured much love and care into this novel, diligently researching the history of ink, the printing press, and Gutenberg in order to create a roller coaster ride of a novel for his readers.

    I was very impressed with the natural flow of the novel and Everett's ability to captivate the reader through his interesting characters and enticing plotline. Both Keith and Madeline are very memorable characters, stealing the reader's heart before the novel really begins. Lovers, they set the stage for romance in this psychological thriller as they battle against an unknown foe, set on destroying the libraries Keith and Madeline frequent, as they attempt to uncover the Gutenberg secret. Fans of Dan Brown (author of The Da Vinci Code, et.al) should definitely pick up this novel! Four stars!

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