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Science is in ascendance, crowding out other systems of thought. The ancient art of alchemy is in retreat.
No one has been able to find the philosopher's stone for more than a hundred years, but many of the best minds of the age are still in a desperate search of it. Vivid stories abound about how alchemists of yore created a powerful stone of sorcery, rejuvenating all it touches, turning decrepit, old lead into precious fresh gold--a universal medicine known to the alchemists by its true name: Red Sulphur.
But the divine art is receding from the memory of humankind. Science is bought at a price.
This saga is based on the last verified historical reports by credible witnesses about a mysterious transmutation. It follows the lives of a great alchemist and the two extraordinary women he loves: the last in the world in possession of the miraculous Red Sulphur, the source of all creative powers. They are pursued by dark forces and powerful world leaders. This is a visionary tale spanning two generations in the last days when magic was strong. It is the story of the final embers of the long-gone days when the magi could still do what we, children of science, hold to be impossible. In sensuous ways that bring the vibrant feel of the seventeenth century to life, here, for the first time, is the history of this illustrious alchemist family that changed the fate of Europe and the Americas.
It has been written down to honor the ancestors.
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By m on 09-11-15
oui oui oui
If you could sum up Red Sulphur in three words, what would they be?
what an adventure what an experience
Who was your favorite character and why?
Mundanus & Marianna
What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
as if we were there
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Love or the 'Red Sulphur' effect!
Any additional comments?
oui oui oui to Robert Bosnak can't wait for 'la suite'
By Angi on 03-14-15
Interesting! Especially for us Alchemy Nerds!
Subtlety intriguing plot, interesting story line and In depth characters fill out this epic work. Well worth your credit and listening time! Book 3 needs to hurry, especially if it comes along with book four and I wouldn't be opposed to 4 & 5!