The Magician and the Fool

The Magician and the Fool

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For hundreds of years, men have sought their hidden futures in the legendary images of the tarota€”but what secrets of the past are harbored by the priestess, the magician, the hanged mana€band the fool? The author of the explosive The Patron Saint of Plagues returns with a richly textured mystical mystery exploring the dark heart of one of our oldest traditions. Years ago, fallen scholar Jeremiah Rosemont left the bitter rivalries of academia behind and now lives a simple nomadic existence in South America, far from the arguments that once defined his life. But he cana€™t outrun his pasta€bor the dangerous truth that lurks beneath his abandoned studies. Following an enigmatic summons to Rome, Rosemont finds himself at the center of a mystery that dates back to the fall of Troy, the pursuit of a mystical treasure many are willing to sacrifice fortunes and lives for: the earliest known tarot deck. As Rosemont delves deeper and deeper into the tarota€™s unsettling secret origins, his own fate is inexorably intertwined with that of the Boy King, a homeless man with an unspeakable gifta€band a mysterious past of his own. For these two mena€”and the demons, dupes, and power seekers drawn to thema€”the cards will reveal everything, even the shattering, unseen truths of human life itself.a€b From the Trade Paperback edition.Very small, like the reflection of light through a ceiling fan. ... that went with the cards, associations and definitions that could never be found in a tarot manual, that only that other person would ever understand. ... Twelve years of hiding from hunters who could slip into his mind meant he couldna#39;t allow himself to think aboutanbsp;...

Title:The Magician and the Fool
Author:Barth Anderson
Publisher:Spectra - 2008-03-25


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