He soon suspects conspiracy and witchcraft in a city besieged by plague. Assailed by devastating visions, caught between fears of an ancient curse and the World Wars of the future, two men from different centuries delve into a forgotten mystery and are forced to confront their own demons. But is self-reflection the most dangerous thing of all? And are there some words that can kill?
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Stella Rimington said: "Necromancy, witchcraft and gruesome goings on among the dreaming spires. This historically based, well researched and beautifully written blood chiller will have you looking over your shoulder for nameless horrors. Beware of the ending, particularly if you suffer from bad dreams. Frances Cairncross said: "Alasdair Donaldson has written a splendidly spooky first novel, vividly combining the horrors of plague-ridden 17th century Oxford with mysterious goings on in the wintry city in the interwar years.
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This historically based, well researched and beautifully written blood chiller will have you looking over your shoulder for nameless horrors. Beware of the ending, particularly if you suffer from bad dreams. His creepy description of the deserted cloister and turrets of 'Old College' over Christmas is guaranteed to ensure that no undergraduate stays behind in Oxford over the holidays. Recently added by cvobrien , jan. James 1 mike t recommendation 1 mystery 1 novel 1 occult 1 Oxford 1 read in 1 real-life characters 1 speculative 1 supernatural 1 to-read 1 unread-free 1.
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It delivers a truly creepy, chilling reading experience that will leave you feeling very uneasy as you close it after having read the final page… I wouldn't leave it on your bedside table if you want to sleep well. I really wanted to like this book, a mystery featuring the great M.
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