Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So I Have This Novel...

Yes, you read that right.

My novel Arcana was recently picked up by Pendraig Publishing. No word yet on the release date, but the book was just listed today on the Pendraig web site along with a brief summary of the story:

Balzador was once a mighty Demon, but after opposing his master Coronzon he found himself exiled on Earth inhabiting a human body. Only one way remains for him to return home - binding together the world's magick and joining in a war against the Archons, sworn enemies of the Demons, that would upset the cosmic balance of power. Standing in his way is the Guild, a magical order founded during the European Renaissance that holds the secrets of practical magick he desperately needs to complete his task.

After a terrible magical accident the Guild is divided and distracted. Guild initiate Michael Niemand and A.'.A.'. initiate Samantha Davis must unite the members of their respective magical orders against Balzador's machinations if any of them hope to survive. Complicating their task further, the government magick office has taken an interest in the Demon and the Guild and seeks to use both for its own purposes. As Balzador's plans unfold, the two magicians struggle to stop the binding spell and find a way to destroy the immortal Demon. But will their efforts prove too late?

It's not a technical treatise on ritual magick, but it is a fun adventure story with a lot of magical elements. I've also slipped in bits and pieces of the operant magical model so that everything in the story lines up with my hypotheses on the nature of real magick, though as a work of fiction there is of course some exaggeration of magical powers for dramatic effect.

So I'm about to become a published author, and it only took me twenty years or so. I'm hoping that most of my regular readers will be interested in checking the book out once it's released.

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Rob said...


Suecae Sounds said...

Indeed: congratulations. The description sounds quite interesting as well!

Unknown said...

Congrats dude! Can we get autographed copies!?

Scott Stenwick said...

Of course. I'll be having book signings and so forth once the novel is out.