I knew nothing about the alchemist John Dee until one winter’s night in Prague when I met the ghost of a barber.
My name is Sylvia. I was just a burnt-out teacher with a subversive sense of humour. Then my mother gave me a magic ring made in the Prague workshop of John Dee.
I’ve never been the same since.
Sylvia is given a ring by her mother. It had been made in Prague and purportedly, has the power to influence those around it, not always in a positive way.
A story of magic and history. There’s plenty of historical facts relating to Prague and the story often jumps back to old events and moments. This helps build the atmosphere and the complex plot.
It is a beautifully descriptive, magical read that will have you engrossed. Does the ring have real power? Well you’ll have to read this to find out….maybe!
Thank you to Damppebbles Blog Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.
About Clare Blanchard:
Originally from the North Yorkshire coast in England, Clare Blanchard spent half her lifetime in Czechia in Central Europe, where her books are mainly set. Inspired by noir fiction, her settings are often like another character in the plot. She writes crime mysteries and dark urban fantasy with a historical twist.
Clare loves beautiful landscapes and architecture, cross-country skiing, the wine of South Moravia, and of course Czech beer. When she’s not being literary she knits funky socks.
Published in ebook format on 24th August 2019.