Wormwood ebook

by G. P. Taylor

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Wormwood G. P. Taylor To JC it was the only book to be trusted. To JC & KST you have beaten back the Black Dog and filled my life with your light. To touch the Nemorensis was to hold the secrets of the cosmos in your hands. From the top-floor window of his large four-storey house on Bloomsbury Square Dr Sabian Blake could see the farthest depths of space. He stared out into the night sky through the thick lens of his long brass telescope.

Wormwood is a fantasy sequel to Graham Taylor's Shadowmancer. It follows the adventures of the book's two main protagonists, Dr. Sabian Blake and his servant girl, Agetta Lamian. The work is a Christian allegory. The work, like its predecessor, was criticised for attacking other religions. Taylor professed that this work was against the kabbalah, which he sees as a practice that leads to Satan. The work, like its predecessor, was criticed for attacking other religions.

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Maria Mundi and the Ship of Fools is the incredible final book in G. Taylor's Mariah Mundi trilogy

In his Bloomsbury attic sits Dr Sabian Blake - astronomer, scientist, and master of the Cabala. Dr Blake is in possession of the Nemorensis, an ancient leather-bound book that holds the secrets of the universe. Scribbled into one of its margins is a mysterious prophecy, and deciphering it could prove the key to saving London from a catastrophic fate. But there are others interested in the Nemorensis too, for more sinister reasons. Maria Mundi and the Ship of Fools is the incredible final book in G. Taylor's Mariah Mundi trilogy. They haven't found the bomb - the ship will explode in twenty hours.

An epic adventure from a master storyteller. Panic fills the streets of London on a night in 1756 when the earth suddenly lurches forward and starts spinning out of control. Within moments, eleven days and nights flash through the sky, finally leaving the city in total darkness. Is the end of the world at hand? Agetta Lamian fears so. She's the young housemaid of Dr. Sabian Blake, a scientist who has recently acquired the Nemorensis, the legendary book said to unlock the secrets of the universe

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An epic adventure from a master storyteller

As 1756 London is engulfed in total darkness, Agetta Lamian, a young housemaid for scientist Dr. Sabian Blake, discovers that her employer has recently acquired the Nemorensis, a legendary book that holds the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe and that warns of a potential apocalypse as a comet called Wormwood threatens to collide with London.

In 1756, as a deadly comet hurtles toward London, Dr. Sabian Blake and his fourteen-year-old housemaid, Agetta, struggle against dark forces that seek an ancient, powerful book in Blake's possession that would enable them to carry out an evil plan in which Agetta unknowingly plays a pivotal role.
I am just going to come out and say that I don't know quite what to make of this book. (And in many ways, I think it is more difficult to review audiobooks because the reading can really sway my opinion of the book.) In this case, I will admit that I am glad I listened to the audio version as opposed to reading the book, because I think I enjoyed it more thanks to Davina Porter's incredible reading. My understanding is that she has read many audio books, so I may actually seek out those that she has done because I enjoyed listening to her so much.

The story is much darker than I anticipated--the synopsis does not really do the book full justice. At times the story is difficult to follow, because the point of view shifts back and forth between Blake's and Agetta's respective stories, which of course do relate to each other and eventually bring them together. Thanks to Porter's reading, all of the characters come to life right out of the book. Unfortunately I couldn't get into the story as much as I would have liked to, however. The tale was just so odd at times (and even gruesome at points) and quite frankly, I felt like the plot was a little shaky. In all fairness, though, it is more difficult to follow a book when you have to break up the listening sessions into several commutes to work. I have a feeling that if I had been reading the book, I would have felt like the prose was a little over the top, but it didn't come across that way when listening to the story. (Although I will say that overuse of words becomes more obvious when you are listening to a book--in this case, the word that started bothering me was "chink," as in a "chink of light" but then there were chinks in the curtains and it just got a little annoying after awhile.)

Overall, I'd say this was a good audio book to listen to simply to hear Davina Porter read all of the characters. The story is a bit of a strange one, with religious undertones at points, but it is a basic fantasy tale of good vs. evil, science vs. magic, etc.
I read this book after reading the author's first book Shadowmancer. Wormwood is another great trip into fantasyland. Even better than Shadowmancer. The fight against good and evil. I didn't expect it to be on the same level as Tolkien's books but it is still an exciting and gripping tale for most children and adults who enjoy this kind of book and can handle a few Bible verse without freaking out about being preached to.
Wormwood ebook
G. P. Taylor
Literature & Fiction
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Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (September 9, 2004)
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