The Magician and the Fool

The Magician and the Fool

Book - 2008/03/25
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Random House, Inc.
For hundreds of years, men have sought their hidden futures in the legendary images of the tarot—but what secrets of the past are harbored by the priestess, the magician, the hanged man…and the fool? The author of the explosiveThe 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 can’t outrun his past…or 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 tarot’s unsettling secret origins, his own fate is inexorably intertwined with that of the Boy King, a homeless man with an unspeakable gift…and a mysterious past of his own. For these two men—and the demons, dupes, and power seekers drawn to them—the cards will reveal everything, even the shattering, unseen truths of human life itself.…

Baker & Taylor
As two fallen scholars compete for control over the earliest known tarot deck, they find themselves caught up in a battle with a powerful unknown force, while a homeless man possessing an unspeakable gift hides from an unknown enemy, and a mysterious document that holds secrets that should never be exposed could transform the world forever. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Years ago, fallen scholar Jeremiah Rosemont left the bitter rivalries of academia behind and now lives a simple nomadic existence in Central America, far from the arguments that once defined his life. But he can't outrun his past ... or 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 tarot's unsettling secret origins, his own fate is inexorably intertwined with that of the Boy King, a homeless man with an unspeakable gift ... and a mysterious past of his own. For these two men - and the demons, dupes, and power seekers drawn to them - the cards will reveal everything, even the shattering, unseen truths of human life itself.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Spectra Books, 2008/03/25
ISBN: 9780553383591
0553383590
Branch Call Number: SF ANDERSON
Characteristics: 290 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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