For hundreds of years, men have sought their hidden futures in the legendary images of the tarotabut what secrets of the past are harbored by the priestess, the magician, the hanged manaband 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 canat outrun his pastabor 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 tarotas unsettling secret origins, his own fate is inexorably intertwined with that of the Boy King, a homeless man with an unspeakable giftaband a mysterious past of his own. For these two menaand the demons, dupes, and power seekers drawn to themathe cards will reveal everything, even the shattering, unseen truths of human life itself.ab 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|
|Publisher||:||Spectra - 2008-03-25|