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The Hermetica of Elysium

The Hermetica of Elysium

(2011)
(The first book in the Elysium Texts series)
A novel by

 
1494 Barcelona. As Torquemada lights the fires of religious fervor throughout the cities of Spain, accused heretics are not the only victims. Thousands of books and manuscripts are lost to the flames as the Black Friars attempt to purge Europe of the ancient secrets of the gods and the bold new ideas that are ushering in the Renaissance. Nadira lives a dreary life as servant to a wealthy spice merchant until the night a dying scholar is brought to the merchant's stable, beaten by mercenaries who are on the hunt for The Hermetica of Elysium. To Nadira, words are her life: she lives them as her master's scrivener and dreams them in her mother's poetry. She is pursued as passionately as the fabled manuscript for her rare skill as a reader of Ancient Greek, Latin, Arabic and Hebrew that makes her valuable to men who pursue the book to exploit its magic. Kidnapped by Baron Montrose, an adventurous nobleman, she is forced to read from the Hermetica. It is soon revealed to her that ideas and words are more powerful than steel or fire for within its pages are the words that incite the Dominicans to religious fervor, give the Templars their power and reveal the lost mysteries of Elysium. As Nadira begins her transformation from servant to sorceress, will she escape the fires of the Inquisition, the clutches of the Borgia pope, Alexander VI and the French king, Charles VIII? And will Montrose's growing fear of her powers cause her to lose her chance for love?

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Hermetica of Elysium (Elysium Texts Series)
Author(s): Annmarie Banks
ISBN: 1-908483-06-7 / 978-1-908483-06-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Knox Robinson Publishing
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Hermetica of Elysium
Author(s): Annmarie Banks
ISBN: 1-4992-6045-8 / 978-1-4992-6045-8 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Hermetica of Elysium (Elysium Texts Series)
Author(s): Annmarie Banks
ISBN: 1-908483-07-5 / 978-1-908483-07-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Knox Robinson Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Hermetica of Elysium (Elysium Texts Series)
Author(s): Annmarie Banks
Publisher: Knox Robinson Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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