Sorcerer: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth's Alchemist

Sorcerer: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth's Alchemist

by Geoffrey James


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Sorcerer: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth's Alchemist by Geoffrey James

The year is 1584. The alchemist John Dee has turned to forbidden magic. In partnership with a visionary rogue, an ex-nun and a court beauty, he's fled across Europe, dogged by the Inquisition and a relentless assassin.

Finally, Dee's magic seems to yield fruit. 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.

Based on real-life diaries and historical accounts, Sorcerer recreates a world of death, sex and politics where everyone believes that both that magic is real and that otherworldly beings can be summoned at will.

"A cinematic blend of history and magic." - David Rotman, producer of DragonHeart and Cliffhanger

"An entertaining story." -Benjamin Woolley, author of The Queen's Conjuror

"An intricate tapestry of the historical and the alchemical that casts an authentic spell over the reader. A vivid tale vigorously told, it may bring visions upon you!" - Ramsey Campbell, Lifetime President, British Fantasy Society

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937727345
Publisher: Grand Mal Press
Publication date: 01/06/2013
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey James is the author of eight books, including The Enochian Evocation of Dr. John Dee (Weiser Books, 2007) and The Tao of Programming (Infobooks, 1987). His writing has appeared in Wired, Men's Health and The New York Times and he was the producer/director of the award-nominated animated film Borg War. He lives in a hexagonal house in New Hampshire. His fiction website is

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