A tale of mystery revealing a twist of practical, ritual magic and life in Nineteenth Century America that is bound to satisfy the reader’s sense of wonder and instill a thirst for more of what the early colonies were like.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
“Seerstone” (published by Xlibris) is a thoroughly researched, tension-wrought tale of greed, and how it dazzles and threatens, sometimes using the most arcane and unearthly means, to conquer a man and his family, and to wring seemingly impossible changes, potentially enormous changes, in the life of Dayer Preston, who, with his wife, has always striven to work toward the light, as they understand it.
The story takes place at the dawn of the Nineteenth Century, in Williker Township, a cold and dying place, in western New York State, at a time when it seemed that there was no magic strong enough to make things right, to bring forth abundance from an earth that withheld its bounty, despite man’s best efforts - despite the magic that stirred the spirits of heaven and earth.
It is a strange and unearthly time. It was an era in which an average, everyday person knew that if one puts a few hairs in a glass of water, they would turn into worms overnight, and that to assure prosperity, lamens scrawled with magic words would be placed behind the mantel. The line between magic and reality was blurred, and so the arrival of a ritual magician at your door on an early spring night was not much to be noticed, not even when he began to bring a struggling farm family closer and closer to the line between objective reality and a world ruled over by magic words scrawled on a page.
Captivating, magnetic and unique, “Seerstone” is a tale of mystery revealing a twist of practical, ritual magic and life in Nineteenth Century America that is bound to satisfy the reader’s sense of wonder and instill a thirst for more of what the early colonies were like.
By Joe Fasbinder
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781503517219
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781503517226
E-Book | 136 pages | ISBN 9781503517233
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About the Author
Joe Fasbinder has long been a student of family and ritual magic, as it existed in the early years of the colonization of America. Joe was a writer, reporter, editor and finally a columnist (on computer issues) at United Press International for 25 years. He later had additional experience at the keyboards of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and in more than a dozen other freelance and part-time positions. He is currently a regular contributor to the Brentwood News on the Westside of Los Angeles.
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