Friday, December 26, 2014

The Secrets of Life and Death

About the Book:

Pages: 384
Publisher: Broadway Books

In modern day England, Professor Felix Guichard is called in to identify occult symbols found on the corpse of a young girl. His investigation brings him in contact with a mysterious woman, Jackdaw Hammond, who guards a monumental secret--She's Dead. Or she would be, were it not for magic which has artificially extended her life. But someone else knows her secret. Someone very old and very powerful, who won't rest until they've taken the magic that keeps her alive....

In Krakow in 1585, Dr John Dee, the Elizabethan Alchemist and Occultist, and his assistant Edward Kelley have been summoned by the King of Poland to save the life of his niece, the infamous Countess Elisabeth Bathory. But they soon realize that the only thing worse than the Countess' malady, is the magic that might be able to save her...
As Jackdaw and Felix race to uncover the truth about the person hunting her, it becomes clear that the answers they seek can only be found in the ancient diary of John Dee's assistant, Edward Kelley. Together they must solve a mystery centuries in the making, or die trying.1

My Thoughts:
This is a fantastic book. It's one you must read. I'm excited to reccomend this to all my readers. It's got fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal all in one.

The author takes some of the most intriguing and fascinating topics and weaves them together to create a novel that cannot be limited by genres.

This is a very extremely well written book that really allows you to visualize the characters and the story allowing for a quick read if that is what you like to do. I on the other hand like to take a book this great and take my time to savor every chapter. The characters are well drawn and the story intriguing.

I would have to say that this is a novel of utter perfection. A must read.
I give it a thumbs up and 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book for free for a posted review from Blogging For Books.


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