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Only the immortal Dr. Israel St. James can collect and keep safe history's most powerful artifacts.With Archimedes' Insight, he can detect the magic lurking beneath the surface of our mundane world.A potent nexus in history or a rare super-genius can manifest magical power within an object.These supernatural Relics are Israel St. James' specialty.As the keeper of Archimedes' Apothecary, he employs multi-dimensional tools to find and collect antiquities of the most abnormal kind. Some have the ability to alter the course of civilization, and thus the responsibility for their eternal safety falls squarely on the shoulders of their immortal curator, Dr. Israel St. James.Equal parts archeological adventure, alternate history, and puzzling mystery, this collection of pulp-style short stories has something exciting for every reader.Fully illustrated with over 30 drawings by comic artist Jason Belden, these 13 action-packed tales jump off the page with an extra pop of high-contrast pictures.The globe-trotting steward of humanity's most important artifacts collects mind-boggling objects of renown, such as:•The Rod of Asclepius, capable of healing any wound.•A haunted sextant that can see ghosts and auras.•Fancy pottery made to detect new Relics as they manifest.•A gemstone that can send anyone to sleep, instantly.•A gateway that leads to any door on earth.Follow Israel's never-ending journey through the 19th and 20th Centuries in this complete collection of his short fiction. He'll be rubbing shoulders with Nikola Tesla, battling rogue Pinkerton Agents in Chicago, picnicking on the moon, and witnessing the effects of industry and war firsthand.There's a lot of real history with extra punch.Over the years, loneliness has been Dr. St. James' only reliable companion. Are there others who can shed light into the darkness? He's a legend of historic proportions, but he cannot contain the surging tide of raw magical power alone…
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About the Author
Nathaniel Hicklin used to daydream a lot at work. Eventually, the daydreams got more and more elaboratewith recurring characters and ongoing plotsmaking it harder and harder to remember them. So, he started writing them down. These stories became "The Adventures of Israel St. James", and have also spawned "The News From Crate" and "Ostreia", two story series found exclusively in the "Everlasting Stories" short fiction archive and podcast. Nathaniel is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. He is the resident author and Game Master here at Sic Semper Serpent Books. He still daydreams at work.Jason Belden is an illustrator and cartoonist from Lincoln, NE. He graduated from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013. Driven to create vibrant images with a cinematic twist, Jason is inspired by comic illustrators, fashion designers, drag queens, and campy movies. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and reality TV. He currently lives with his man, Kyle, and his cat, Blue, in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.Michael Strand is the Managing Editor at Sic Semper Serpent Books. He graduated from Soka University of America in 2008, and now works to enable authors to create the best prose possible. Our writers are incredible, but their final stories are world-class because of Michael's constructive criticism and feedback. Trained and experienced as a journalist, he can cut to the heart of the matter, no matter what. He's the author of the upcoming "Chikara" book series and the "Titan Station" story series, which he narrates on the "Everlasting Stories Podcast."