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John Fowles – The Magus

Posted by demonik on July 5, 2011

John Fowles – The Magus  (Dell, 1979: originally 1963)

John Fowles The Magus

Back cover endorsements:

“Shocking … A work of genius” – St. Louis Despatch

“Fascinating. From the black of death and dark arts to the warm, clear tones of flesh and love and a sunny Greek island … a beautiful, broadloom magic carpet.” – Detroit News

“Colossal. All the inventiveness and brilliance that characterized THE COLLECTOR .. magnificently written … hard to stop reading.” – New York Review of Books

“Always — and frighteningly — believable. Wit and, wisdom interwoven in a complex drama which climaxes with a Sade-like sexual fantasy that outdoes the master.” – Playboy

“A sumptuous firework exhibition  … brilliant.” – The New York Times Book Review

John Fowles, Magus, Dell, paperback, novel, Vault Of Evil, de Sade, black sorcery, Black Death,

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Robert Neill – Witchfire At Lammas

Posted by demonik on June 28, 2011

Robert Neill – Witchfire At Lammas (Arrow, 1979)

Blurb
1715. Queen Anne is dead and the German King George reigns over England. Throughout the country, Jacobite support is stirring and in a village at the foot of the Pennines, loyalty to the ‘true King across the water’ is strong.

Into a community seething with superstition and mistrust comes young Celia Bancroft, well-bred, educated and talented. But her mysterious talents lie in the dark realms of witchcraft, amulets and incantations.

At a time when unrest and the lust for blood run high, the forces of white and black magic begin a power struggle that culminates in a chilling and macabre climax.

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Dennis Wheatley – To The Devil: A Daughter

Posted by demonik on May 17, 2010

Dennis Wheatley – To The Devil – A Daughter (Arrow, 1985 reprint)

Throughout a wrting career that spanned four decades, wheatley’s novels were almost invariably graced with ace cover paintings and staged photo’s. Arrow’s eighties reprints of his Black Magic thrillers did nothing to buck that trend.

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Brian McNaughton – Satan’s Mistress

Posted by demonik on April 27, 2010

Brian McNaughton – Satan’s Mistress (Star, 1981)

Blurb:
DAUGHTER OF LUST AND DARKNESS

She haunted his dream’s with her vicious sensuality: the image of the red-haired siren raged in his blood, becoming his one reality.
Driven by the blinding force of those sweet nightmares, he wakens from the sleep of centuries a monstrosity he cannot control
MIRDATH, SATAN’S MISTRESS.

Soon he is not the possessor, but the possessed: the instrument of her insatiable flesh-hunger, tearing a hideous swathe through the shattered torpor of the quiet New England town.

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