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ROHMER, Sax. Brood of the Witch-Queen. (London) : Tom Stacey Ltd, (1971). Afacsimile of the 1917 edition. Pp. (4),[vii]-viii,(2),-212,(4). 8vo, br own cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket adds: "Great novel of sorcery and terror". "What was young Anthony Ferrara doing alone in a darkened room, with the fire burning, on a hot summer night? What were the things-- 'unholy' things, it was said -- which he had brought back from a vacati on in Egypt? Above all, who was he? Ferrara's fellow undergraduate, Robert Cairn, begins to suspect the answers, but the power which confronts him is more terrifying than he could have imagined; a power which can strike down a bird in flight, bring inexplicable death to a girl lying apparently safe in hospital, conjure up obscene shadow-creatures to attack Robert Cairn in his own room. Cairn's father knows something of Ferrara's origins. More important, he knows something of the dark lore, the ancient secrets, which Ferrara seems to command. So begins a desperate struggle, in London, in Egypt,and back in London again, with more than just life and death in the balanc e. Long forgotten evil has come out of the darkness. The smell of it, the chill of it, hang tangibly in the air. None of the powers attributed to Ferrara, Sax Rohmer says, in any way exceed those which tradition claims that Adepts of the Black Art possess. 'Brood of the Witch-Queen' tells how two twentieth century men fought against them. It is one of the strangest and most exciting stories written even by Sax Rohmer, the famous creator of Dr. Fu-Manchu." - from the dustjacket. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 30.00
Title: Brood of the Witch-Queen. Hardcover in dustjacket.
Publisher: Tom Stacey Ltd, London, 1971, ISBN:0854680691:
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