The Alchemist's Door
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The Alchemist's Door

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In the waning days of the 16th century, English alchemist and astrologer John Dee flees to Prague, pursued by a terrifying demon. It is a time of strife and persecution, when darkness and chaos threaten to overcome the forces of light and reason. Dee seeks out Rabbi Judah Loew and assists him in creating a Golem, a magical man fashioned from clay. Together they begin a desperate search to find the fabled 36th Righteous Man, for ancient prophecies foretell that if the last righteous man dies, the world will end...and dark spirits will make it in their own image.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140.2 x 213.4 x 19.8mm | 258.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765301512
  • 9780765301512
  • 1,181,447

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"Lisa Goldstein is one of our best writers. Indeed, with Tourists and A Mask for the General, I came to the conclusion that she simply was the best writer in our field today, bar none. Her view of reality is so quirky but true, her characterization so sympathetic yet brutally honest, her writing so extravagantly clear." --Orson Scott Card

"What an intriguing read this is! It is a substantial tale of angels and demons, fantasy and horror, set within a richly depicted historical milieu and fraught with an aura of foreboding that draws one in from the very first page." --Booklist (starred review) Lisa Goldstein is one of our best writers. Indeed, with Tourists and A Mask for the General, I came to the conclusion that she simply was the best writer in our field today, bar none. Her view of reality is so quirky but true, her characterization so sympathetic yet brutally honest, her writing so extravagantly clear. Orson Scott Card

What an intriguing read this is! It is a substantial tale of angels and demons, fantasy and horror, set within a richly depicted historical milieu and fraught with an aura of foreboding that draws one in from the very first page. Booklist (starred review)

" Lisa Goldstein is one of our best writers. Indeed, with "Tourists "and "A Mask for the General," I came to the conclusion that she simply was the best writer in our field today, bar none. Her view of reality is so quirky but true, her characterization so sympathetic yet brutally honest, her writing so extravagantly clear. "Orson Scott Card"

What an intriguing read this is! It is a substantial tale of angels and demons, fantasy and horror, set within a richly depicted historical milieu and fraught with an aura of foreboding that draws one in from the very first page. "Booklist (starred review)"" "Lisa Goldstein is one of our best writers. Indeed, with "Tourists "and "A Mask for the General", I came to the conclusion that she simply was the best writer in our field today, bar none. Her view of reality is so quirky but true, her characterization so sympathetic yet brutally honest, her writing so extravagantly clear."--Orson Scott Card

"What an intriguing read this is! It is a substantial tale of angels and demons, fantasy and horror, set within a richly depicted historical milieu and fraught with an aura of foreboding that draws one in from the very first page." -"Booklist "(starred review)
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About Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein is the author of seven widely acclaimed novels, including The Dream Years, A Mask for the General, Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon, Tourists, Summer King, Winter Fool, and Dark Cities Underground, as well as numerous works of short fiction, recently collected in the anthology Travellers in Magic. Goldstein lives in Oakland, California.
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160 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 12% (19)
4 34% (55)
3 36% (57)
2 14% (22)
1 4% (7)
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