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'Is it Hay itself? If he was the Magus of Hay, was the project the Kingdom?' It had come to her whole, standing so close to the border between England and Wales. Here before her was the Kingdom, right on the frontier.

Author: Phil Rickman

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857898678

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The 12th instalment in the Merrily Watkins series When a man's body is discovered near the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye, his death appears to be 'unnatural' in every sense. Merrily Watkins, priest, single mother and exorcist, is drafted in to investigate. A man's body is found below a waterfall. It looks like suicide or an accidental drowning - until DI Frannie Bliss enters the dead man's home. What he finds there has him consulting Merrily Watkins, the Diocese of Hereford's official advisor on the paranormal. It's nearly forty years since the town of Hay-on-Wye was declared an independent state by its self-styled king. A development seen at the time as a joke. But the pastiche had a serious side. And behind it, unknown to most of the townsfolk, lay a darker design, a hidden history of murder and ritual magic, the relics of which are only now becoming visible. It's a situation that will take Merrily Watkins - on her own for the first time in years and facing public humiliation over a separate case - to the edge of madness.
2013-11-07 By Phil Rickman

'The farmhouse was very small and a space was cleared in the hay-loft above the barn for my camp-bed. I took my meals with the family. Nygaard talked only with me. His sister-in-law remained silent. Her chlorotic daughter the same.

Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316230230

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Widely considered John Fowles's masterpiece, The Magus is "a dynamo of suspense and horror...a dizzying, electrifying chase through the labyrinth of the soul....Read it in one sitting if possible-but read it" (New York Times). A young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching post on a remote Greek island in order to escape an unsatisfactory love affair. There, his friendship with a reclusive millionaire evolves into a mysterious--and deadly--game of violence, seduction, and betrayal. As he is drawn deeper into the trickster's psychological traps, Nicholas finds it increasingly difficult to distinguish past from present, fantasy from reality. He becomes a desperate man fighting for his sanity and his very survival. John Fowles expertly unfolds a spellbinding exploration of the complexities of the human mind. By turns disturbing, thrilling and seductive, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature.
2012-12-01 By John Fowles

All around the wreck of the Birkenhead in those terrible seas, men had been clinging to whatever they could: bits of wood, pieces of mast, even bundles of hay, fodder for the horses. (Simeon had heard a rumor in Bagamoyo that seven of ...

Author: Kate Heartfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781839081675

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The war between Assassins and Templars wreaks havoc in the Victorian era, in this breakneck thriller which opens up a whole new chapter of the Assassin’s Creed universe London, 1851 – When Pierrette, a daring acrobat performing at the Great Exhibition, rescues the mathematician Ada Lovelace from a gang of thugs, she becomes immersed in an ancient feud between Assassins and Templars. But Lovelace is gravely ill, and shares her secrets with Pierrette, sending the acrobat in search of a terrible weapon which she’d been developing for a shadowy figure known as “the Magus”. Pierrette’s only ally is Simeon Price, Lovelace’s childhood friend, who belongs to a Brotherhood devoted to free will. With Simeon’s aid, they uncover a startling web of political assassinations destabilizing Europe. As they race to foil the Templars’ deadly plot, murders and bombs are everywhere they look, but hope is nowhere in sight.
2022-08-16 By Kate Heartfield

... personal favourite), “The Past through Tomorrow”, ”Have Space – Will Travel”, “Double Star”, “The Star Beast”, “Red Planet” (uncut edition), “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”... The anotherness of Hay: "The Magus of Hay" by Phil.

Author: Manuel Augusto Antão


ISBN: 9781312941069

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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What it means to me to be a critic/reviewer? For a lot of readers, a "reviewer" or "critic" is an embittered failed novelist or worse, a barely restrained serial rapist. Book critics may take the form of a dilettante, theorist, essayist, or even historian, but almost never reviewers, who sometimes lack the distancing from the text required by the demands of academia synthesis.
2015-03-06 By Manuel Augusto Antão

... in time as they were about to hack them off ; he repeated Zyto's pranks with the stag's horn and with the bundles of hay disguised as swine and disintegrating in the water , with its sequel , the luckless leg - pull of the dupe .

Author: E. M. Butler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521437776

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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After identifying its anthropological origins in ancient rituals performed by a shaman or wizard, this text traces the development of the Magus through pre-Christian religious and mystic philosophers, medieval sorcerers and alchemists and the 18th and 19th century occult revival.
1993-03-26 By E. M. Butler

... the Dead The Secrets of Pain The Magus of Hay THE JOHN DEE PAPERS The Bones of Avalon The Heresy of Dr Dee OTHER TITLES Candlenight Curfew The Man in the Moss December The Chalice Night After Night The Cold Calling Mean Spirit Don't ...

Author: Phil Rickman

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782399582

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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The Diocesan Exorcist for Hereford must reveal the haunting presence of Susan Lulham... First rate crime with demons that go bump in the night. - Daily Mail The angular, modernist house was an unexpected bargain for Zoe and Jonathan Mahonie - newcomers to the city of Hereford and apparently unaware that the house's pristine, white interior walls had been coated with the lifeblood of a previous owner. How is Merrily Watkins, Diocesan Exorcist for Hereford, to know if Zoe Mahonie is lying or deluded when she claims that the wrathful Susan Lulham is still in residence? Then comes another bloody death. Who is the real killer? A MERRILY WATKINS SERIES NOVELLA
2015-10-22 By Phil Rickman

Witness My Death by Roy Lewis (1976) 6. Sympathy for the Devil by Howard Marks (2011) 7. Last Tango in Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce (2003) 8. The Magus of Hay by Phil Rickman (2013) 9. The Mortal Sickness by Andrew Taylor (1995) 10.

Author: John Martin

Publisher: Five Leaves

ISBN: 9781910170113

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This book is for all readers of crime fiction. Dividing Britain and Ireland into thirteen regions, the author describes the work of contemporary and historic crime writers and their novels where the setting of the novel is crucial, giving the story context and local relevance.
2015-01-23 By John Martin

... Souls The Lamp of the Wicked The Prayer of the Night Shepherd The Smile of a Ghost The Remains of an Altar The Fabric of Sin To Dream of the Dead The Secrets of Pain The Magus of Hay Friends of the Dusk THE JOHN DEE PAPERS The Bones ...

Author: Phil Rickman

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782396994

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Merrily Watkins is the most singular of crime fiction protagonists... As ever [Rickman]'s supremely skillful at teasing out the menace that lies behind English folk customs and legends and weaving them into a compelling contemporary narrative. - Mail on Sunday IN THE DARK HEART OF THE COUNTRYSIDE... When Aidan Lloyd's bleak funeral is followed by a nocturnal ritual in the fog, it becomes all too clear that Aidan, son of a wealthy farmer, will not be resting in peace. Aidan's hidden history has reignited an old feud, and a rural tradition begins to display its sinister side. It's already a fraught time for Merrily Watkins, her future threatened by a bishop committed to restricting her role as diocesan exorcist for Hereford. Suddenly there are events she can't talk about as she and her daughter Jane find themselves potentially on the wrong side of the law. In the city of Hereford, DI Frannie Bliss, investigating a shooting, must confront the apparent growth of organised crime, also contaminating the countryside. On the Welsh border, the old ways are at war with the modern world. As the days shorten and the fog gives way to ice and snow, a savage killing draws Merrily Watkins into a conflict centred on one of Britain's most famous medieval churches, its walls laden with ancient symbolism. Midwinter of the Spirit, televised last year to worldwide critical acclaim, was the first novel to reflect the reality of exorcism in modern Britain. All of a Winter's Night is the 15th episode in this electrifying series.
2017-01-05 By Phil Rickman

... The Secrets of Pain The Magus of Hay Friends of the Dusk All of a Winter's Night THE JOHN DEE PAPERS The Bones of Avalon The Heresy of Dr Dee OTHER TITLES Candlenight Curfew The Man in the Moss December The Chalice Night After Night ...

Author: Phil Rickman

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786494603

Category: Fiction


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'Brilliantly eerie' PETER JAMES 'Engrossing and beautifully dark . . . a cracking good read' JO BRAND 'A most original sleuth' THE TIMES Welcome to the River Wye: a place of poetry, historic obsession... and occult murder. The curious death of an estate agent is being investigated by detective David Vaynor who, before joining the police, studied the famous 18th century poet William Wordsworth. As Vaynor is discovering, the dark paganism that changed Wordsworth's life still lingers on the banks of the River Wye today - and there are some killings even the police can't approach... Enter Merrily Watkins, parish priest, single mum, and diocesan exorcist for Hereford. Called away from her local hauntings, Merrily finds herself confronting the riverside ghosts who, as Wordsworth puts it, 'promote ill purposes and flatter foul desires'. In the ancient heart of the Wye Valley, a buried grudge is about to come to light. *Book 16 in the Merrily Watkins series - now a critically acclaimed ITV drama starring Anna Maxwell-Martin!* More praise for Phil Rickman 'Cleverly illuminates the darkest corners of our imagination' John Connolly 'The layers, the characters, the humour, the spookiness - perfect' Elly Griffiths 'First rate crime with demons that go bump in the night' Daily Mail 'No one writes better of the shadow-frontier between the supernatural and the real world' Bernard Cornwell
2022-06-02 By Phil Rickman

... of the Dead The Secrets of Pain The Magus of Hay THE JOHN DEE PAPERS The Bones of Avalon The Heresy of Dr Dee OTHER TITLES Candlenight Curfew The Man in the Moss December The Chalice Night After Night The Cold Calling Mean Spirit.

Author: Phil Rickman

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857898715

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Grimly sinister. Written with blood-curdling aplomb. - Sunday Telegraph Leo Defford doesn't believe in ghosts. But, as the head of an independent production company, he does believe in high-impact TV. Defford hires journalist Grayle Underhill to research the history of Knap Hall, a one-time Tudor farmhouse that became the ultimate luxury guest house... until tragedy put it back on the market. Its recent history isn't conducive to a quick sale, but Defford isn't interested in keeping Knap Hall for longer than it takes to make a reality TV show that will run night after night... A house isolated by its rural situation and its dark reputation. Seven people, nationally known, but strangers to one another, locked inside. But this time, Big Brother may not be in control. A PHIL RICKMAN STANDALONE NOVEL
2014-10-30 By Phil Rickman