Publisher: Norland Publishing
“We are not drawn to the divine, the divine is drawn to us.”
What happens when the world of academia intersects with the occult?
The most powerful witch in England is hell bent on becoming a god, and Philip Entwhistle has made the worst decision of his scholastic career: he plans to stop her. He has no idea what he is up against, and soon discovers he might lose more than just a promotion.
A tale of love, revenge and magic propels Philip from his hum-drum life to the Sahara as he unearths a mystery that lay hidden for a century.
For Philip Entwhistle, academia has never been so cutthroat.
The prologue gave an excellent promise of what to expect and pulled the reader straight into a fascinating read. I found I really started to like Philip though other than a historical professor, he wasn't as fleshed out as I would have hoped. The villain, Elizabeth Sandwell, though is a bit frightening.
Philip's new focus in life, other than avoiding Elizabeth Sandwell, is discovering what happened to Sir James Francis over a hundred years ago. An explorer, adventurer, womanizer and spy, Sir James has an interesting history while in Africa and all comes clear over the span of the book. I did find a lot of repetition. A few times, Philip relived the history of what he'd just read. Or we'd be reminded of a few facts of the jinn a few chapters in a row.
There's an adventure, a romance and a story that I found to have been paced really well.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
He has three daughters, but claims that they are not the reason he lost all his hair.
He writes Metaphysical Fantasy and likes motorcycles, guitars and The Beatles.
MJ is also the Editor in Chief of Nordland Publishing, a small Norwegian outfit determined to make a big splash.
Find out more about MJ at http://metaphysicalgeometry.blogspot.no/