A divorced single parent, Tabitha Mornay lives on an estate on Long Island's North Shore. A promising sculptor, she spends summers in her houseboat - her life sounds reasonable enough. But her beloved - and rebellious - teenage daughter, Tess, has taken up with a dangerous boy friend and moved out of Tabitha's protective range. On the eve of Tabitha's first art show, trouble breaks on all sides: her daughter missing, her studio ransacked, murder, drugs, poison pen letters . . . . The Burning Tower, le Feu de Ciel (the fire from Heaven) is one of the major arcana of the tarot pack. The card is sometimes called The House of God - a medieval term for a hospital. One expert, Case, notes that it traditionally stands for the Tower of Babel, so that the exploding tower signifies the power of utterance. Christian, another expert, calls it the "lightning-struck tower" and takes it to denote ruin, the punishment of pride, the downfall of any spirit that attempts to discover the mysteries of God.
Used availability for Grace Chetwin's The Burning Tower
April 2000 : USA Perfect Paperback
December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Burning Tower
Author(s): Grace Chetwin
Publisher: Feral Press, Inc.