The Alchemist's Door (2003). About book: While it was not all I was hoping for, I started reading it and couldn't put it down. Literally got sucked into the pages, so to speak. I thought it was a cute story, very preposterous, indeed, but a fun read that was well worth the time put into it. I have other books by Lisa Goldstein (walking the labyrinth, the red magician), but this was my first experience with this author.
The Alchemist's Door had all of those. I expected a historical alternative history, perhaps similar to like Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (only much shorter), spiced up with magic. I got nothing from it though. The main problem I had with this book was the writing style. The characters seemed bland, their voices sounded all the same and the descriptions were li What would you do with a set of intriguing characters, interesting settings and places, and a story about demons, alchemy and magic? The Alchemist's Door had all of those. I could not put the book down. Jun 05, 2012 Jenine rated it liked it.
Also by lisa goldstein from tom doherty associates. To my mother, Miriam, and my father, Harry, with thanks for the stories, and everything else. A moment later the door opened and he looked up, expecting Jane. Prince Laski stood there. One of the shutters flew open and banged loudly against the wall; Dee jumped at the noise and looked at the window.
Scientist, mathematician, and court astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, John Dee is also one of the sixteenth-century's most renowned alchemists, driven by a passion to fathom the elemental secrets of the cosmos. But when his reckless assistant, Edward Kelley, succeeds in using a crystal sphere to summon angels, Dee is catapulted into an awesome struggle that may extinguish the light of reason forever. One of the spirits invoked is a cunning demon who takes possession of Dee's young daughter, Katherine, and shows Dee a frightening vision of his own future
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Alchemist's Door ~~ Lisa Goldstein. Their desperate flight brings them at last to the city of Prague-a center of culture, knowledge, and learning, both sacred and profane, a gateway between the Eastern and Western worlds, and also, it is whispered, a door between our world and the world of the spirits. There, in the city's ancient streets, Dee encounters the mystic Rabbi Judah Loew, who enlists his aid in the creation of a Golem-a man fashioned from the clay-to defend the city's Jewish Quarter from persecution.
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Lisa Goldstein is the author of seven widely acclaimed novels, including The Dream Years, A Mask for the General, Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon, Tourists, Summer King, Winter Fool, and Dark Cities Underground, as well as numerous works of short fiction, recently collected in the anthology Travellers in Magic. Goldstein lives in Oakland, California. Библиографические данные. The Alchemist's Door A Tom Doherty Associates book TOR book.
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