Season of the Witch
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The Matrix meets Interview with the Vampire in this sexy gothic thriller about two beautiful witch sisters and the love triangle that consumes the information thief who is drawn into their intrigues.
Season of the Witch tells the story of Gabriel Blackstone: hacker, information thief, and skilled "remote viewer." Asked by a former lover to investigate the disappearance of her stepson, Gabriel's suspicions fall on Minnaloushe and Morrighan Monk, two beautiful sisters who live in a rambling Victorian house in London.
Independently wealthy, the sisters spend their time dabbling in alchemy and the ancient Art of Memory—invented by the Greeks and used by alchemists and magi such as Giordano Bruno and Leonardo Da Vinci. The sisters are white, or "solar," witches, who aim to use alchemy not to turn lead into gold but to attain ultimate knowledge and therefore ultimate power. Gabriel soon becomes convinced that his client's son had been murdered and that one of the women is the killer. But which one?
As Gabriel infiltrates the world of the sisters, he finds himself drawn inexorably deeper—becoming entranced even as he realizes that he is in mortal danger. When he is caught snooping, Gabriel must race to unlock their secrets before they can retaliate. To save himself—and the one he loves, presuming she is not guilty—Gabriel will have to fight one of the sisters within the landscape of her own mind.
What a ride! Gabriel Blackstone is a thief and dealer in information. But he's also a Remote Viewer (RV)—able to see through the eyes of another person—a pretty freaky skill if you ask me! And according to the prologue, a real skill—though a bit more watered down than depicted here. An old flame of Gabriel's calls on him to help him find her missing stepson. At first he declines to help, but just a little taste of seeing through Robert Whittington's eyes and he's hooked.
I'm sorry I waited so long to read this one. I actually read two of her other works first, but I guess you could say I saved the best for last! This was a thrilling, wild ride, and I highly recommend it to others interested not only in mystery, but also the esoteric.