THE OTHER CHILD And Other Tales.
Price: $45.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: London: Starfire Publishing.
Date Published: 2003.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Condition: Fine in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 310421
First edition. Octavo, original black boards titled in gilt on spine panel. 216 pp. Colour Frontispiece by Steffi Grant. Issued in an edition limited to 1,000 copies. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.
¶ Two occult novellas and four short stories. The first novella, The Other Child, is a tale of two brothers, one a Child of Light, the other of Darkness, and the struggle for a cataclysmic magical power which they each partially embody. A scholar of Ancient Egyptian studies is unwittingly drawn into the struggle, eventually assuming a priestly destiny as events unfold.The second novella is The Stellar Lode, previously published many years ago but here re-edited and published within the novellas series. We learn of a small glass sphere into which, ages ago, was sealed by means of sorcery the soul of a powerful Egyptian Queen. The sphere exerts a powerful talismanic effect on those into whose hands it passes, each possessor playing an unwitting part in an urgent cosmic drama, echoing rôles which they had played ages past, in the original drama which gave birth to the sphere. Also included are four powerful short stories having in common a state of perichoresis, or interpenetration of dimensions, across time and space. Whether caught in the events of ages past, or passing through a sequence of related dreams, we traverse a web of inter-relationships, parts of a great and unfolding cosmic drama in which our rôles are myriad.